Urban Brand Chrome Industries Launches Waterproof ‘Bike Camping’ Line

Chrome is calling its new line “the biggest launch for the company this year,” and with that proclamation comes a set of waterproof packs unlike anything the brand has ever sold.

The Knurled Welded line includes tough, roll-top packs and duffels. They can connect to racks or be worn backpack-style.

Chrome Knurled Welded bags mounted on a bike

“Bike camping, adventure biking, and all-weather commuting” are the intended uses, the brand notes.

We got the Knurled Welded Waterproof Rolltop pack model in house for a look. The bag is bomber, including thick nylon fabric, metal buckles, and a roll-to-close top that makes it 100% waterproof (even submersible).

The “knurled” part of the name refers to the welding technique on the seams — Chrome claims the radio-frequency-welded nylon, which has a visible interlocking pattern in the fabric, creates “the toughest, lightest waterproof bags” available.

Front Rack Duffel bag

The Knurled Welded line packs are available now, with prices starting at $100. See the full line here.

We’re looking forward to putting the waterproof bags through the wringer on some trips this spring.

—Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.