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

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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.

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