Chrome Sherman: Initial Impressions
As you may have seen in the other post, the Chrome Sherman is something totally new. I was super intrigued to get my hands on one for the upcoming Cross Season (never not thinking about cross!). It seemed perfect for me since I never drive to races and always have no system to packing my gear and spare wheels up into my other bag. No wonder I was so interested!
The back is pretty much what one would expect from any Chrome bag. Good padding to keep your back from getting super sweaty when riding to the race. The shoulder straps are really comfortable too.
So, as you can see, this is no “normal” bag. It’s for race day, and has a ton of nice features that you wouldn’t expect. Such as when you’re at the race, being able to hang it from your stand, and have access to everything in the bag. How sweet is that! No more digging for ages to find your multi-tool.
Here it is all packed up. After setting it all up and thinking “I’m probably doing this wrong, I was. It looks a little weird in my photo, because I had the bottom flap on the outside instead of where it goes, on the inside. Regardless, if you’re one to freestyle things like I am, be assured that it was as secure as can be, regardless of my freeform style.
And one detail I love, shown below, is the captive strap-dangler-thingys. I’ve owned a ton of bags, and this is the first one to take into account those god forsaken dangling flaps that make you seem like a villain in a cartoon as they flap in the wind while you’re riding. Good job Chrome.
All packed up and on my back, it felt like any normal bag. It was actually much lighter than I had anticipated and even more comfortable that I would have imagined. Riding with it was not an issue in the slightest. What a stellar job they did with this.
If you’re intrigued, head over to the Chrome Bags store and read some more about it and see some shots of how you’re supposed to pack it up. I’ll report back after my experiences with the first road/cross race! I think this bag is a great solution to a problem many people face and I’m excited to put it to good use. Thanks a lot Chrome!
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