Chrome Bravo 2.0 Backpack

Versatile.

Drawing praise from bike commuters looking for a robust, roomy carrying solution, the Chrome Bravo 2.0 efficiently carries your daily items, important documents, and laptop. As the second edition of this versatile pack, Chrome boosted its carrying capacity from 20 to 32-liters (1952 cubic inches), giving you cavernous storage for all your stuff.

Fully waterproof, the pack's welded-waterproof main compartment protects sensitive stuff from inclement weather and serious downpours. It's constructed with military grade materials, such as 1000D Cordura and 1800D truck-tarpaulin, to withstand serious use and abuse on your bike. Moreover, its ergonomically designed shoulder straps and EVA back panel evenly distribute heavy loads for comfortable commuting.

Inside this pack, you'll find a roomy main compartment that's great for tossing your notebooks, organizers, work documents, and other large items. The quick-access, TSA-friendly laptop compartment holds most 15-inch laptops (fits a 15-inch MacBook Pro). Another waterproof pocket graces the pack's front side, securing smaller, everyday items within easy-access. Furthermore, two stash pockets along the sides hold water bottles for hydration on-the-go.

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6 countries in 9 days, ten planes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great backpack, i think its a little too heavy, im a chick and the front straps hurt my breast, I also hit too many folks in the face with my tripod that I was not able to secure, it was hard for me to expand the bag for my sleeping bag and expandable pillow to fit so I put a hook on the exterior and let both items hang off my backpack instead. I was hoping the top of the bag would seal, it it would not as things accumulated so it limit my ability to put a pair of shoes into my backpack, I wish it was a little longer at the opening so I could close better. little items would fall out of the front pocket such as coins, and chapstick when I would lay it flat in the upper compartment on planes. The max weight on the backpack is about 58lbs. Thats with the front pocket maxed with coins. I could fit about 8 books, and my small pocket jacket, and first aid fit inside. Overall could be a better backpack with some modifications. I am now considering the hyperlite DAYBREAK ULTRALIGHT DAYPACK. after using chrome pack, I realized I needed something small, and something where I wont be hitting people in the face with my tripod as I am 5'7 female. The front straps just are odd to have. and also left my lower back in pain as I would hit 5 to ten miles with the backpack with my camera inside. No laptop as that would of been overkill.

Incredibly well made

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bag is amazing. I especially like the roll-down "waterproof" feature. I say "waterproof" because I can't imagine that if it was fully submerged that your stuff would stay dry, That is what dry bags are designed for. but it would survive just fine in the rain.

In addition, this bag fits right up tight against my back and does not really move at all...super awesome!

The metal buckle really brings it all together. I can tell that everything from the zippers to the velcro are made of really high quality components, which makes this bag a very clear 5 stars!

Great pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this for when I ride my motorcycle to work. It is comfortable, quality construction, and the right size. I especially like the low profile- helps keep contents snug and tight while I am in tucked down on the highway!

Unanswered Question

How is this different from the original Chrome Bravo? There seems to be inconsistent info out there re: whether it's larger or whether it just has the extra water bottle holder. Also, some reviews of the original one indicate that it's not truly waterproof (because of lack of tarpaulin liner on the sides)--was wondering if this was fixed in 2.0.

Dang Sweet.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is just what you want it to be. There are lots of pocket for your business cards, pens and whatever else. Also, it has a few sleeves to keep your business papers straight and crisp. It's comfortable on the bike with my giant, heavy 17 inch laptop, holds a lot of other stuff I need for commuting and has taken a beating but still looks perfect. The strap on the chest moves up and down, so you can get it to the right spot.

Also, it's waterproof. It's not for dumping in a lake, but definitely for getting through any rain storm. I use this everyday, whether I am commuting or not.

The million compliments I get on it everyday, don't hurt either. If I must be critical, it was stiff at first, but has really loosened up and is easy to use now, so not really a complaint at all.

More questions? Let me help!

Emily Jenson
Expert Gearhead
801.746.7587
ejenson@backcountry.com

Dang Sweet.

I have a big gaming laptop. Its dimensions are 16.5in x 12.5in x 1.7in and I've been unable to find a tough backpack that fits. Will my laptop fit in this bag? It's almost perfect for my needs. Thanks!

Emily,'
Would it fit a change of clothes? Let's say I'm going to the gym... I can take my gym clothes, and then fit my work clothes afterwards?

I'm considering using this bag for school, do you think it would fit a couple binders/notebooks in addition to a laptop?

Yes, to all the above questions. It has a nice bit main compartment, with the computer sleeve in the back. And my computer is old and thick, but I still have room for clothes and lots of food. Text books would fit well, also.