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Chrome Citizen Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.31 based on 136 reviews


Crowdsourced specs across all Chrome Citizen models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.35 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Reviews Summary

87% of the Chrome Citizen reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (74%)
Good (13%)
Average (7%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (0%)

Here's what the reviewers think about the Chrome Citizen:

Reviewers like these things about the Chrome Citizen

  • Many reviewers noted that the Chrome Industries Citizen backpack is comfortable to carry.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that the bag is visible at nighttime due to its reflective straps.
  • Testers also noted that it is easy to attach carabineer and other gears due to its daisy chain mounting loops.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Many users found that it is equipped with strong hooks and loops.
  • Several reviewers found out that the pack is also equipped with an iconic quick-release buckle.
  • Many of the users thought that the cross-chest strap keeps the bag stable.
  • Users noted that the bag has specified bags designed for males or females.
  • They pointed out that the bag is durable due to its 1050d nylon material.
  • Several testers also felt that its fabric is resistant to abrasion.
  • Other users pointed out that it was accessible to grab items from its pockets.
  • Due to the protection of bag, several users thought that the bag is weatherproof.
  • Reviewers also noted that it is easy to load gears on its large compartments.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the bag does not have enough pockets.
  • Another user thought that the bag is difficult to adjust.
  • A reviewer said that it might be a little small to fit a lot of items.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Chrome Citizen features:
  • Reflective

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Chrome Bags

The Chrome Citizen ranks #2 compared with the other Chrome bags.

1Chrome Citizen
Chrome Citizen
2Chrome Kadet
Chrome Kadet
3Chrome Barrage
Chrome Barrage
4Chrome Metropolis
Chrome Metropolis
5Chrome Niko
Chrome Niko

vs All Bags

The Chrome Citizen ranks #272 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Chrome Citizen vs Chrome Metropolis

The Chrome Metropolis is designed as a ride along companion. It's perfect for those out there who wish to travel and want to carry things with them in a lightweight bag.

However, the Chrome Citizen is for the more serious traveler who wants to invest in something more suited for business. It's designed to carry a larger 17in laptop and its pockets will hold plenty of gadgets. Buy the Citizen if you want to do something casual. Buy the Metropolis if you're going to a meeting or conference.

Chrome Metropolis 4.14 based on 11 reviews

Selected Reviews

Rush Faster

One of the most striking features of the bag is the seatbelt buckle on the shoulder strap, which is a tip of the hat to the brand’s origins.

Posted 22 July 2014 by Andy - Read full review

The Gadgeteer

The heavy duty shoulder strap / buckle combo is best suited for someone that has to walk or bike long distances, unlike myself, who only has a short walk from the parking lot to my cube every morning.

Posted 8 November 2005 by Julie Strietelmeier - Read full review

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Last updated on January 20, 2019