May 03, 2010

I have had my Chrome messenger bag for almost 4 years. I€™ve used it exclusively for everything and anything. It€™s been my bag for road trips, class, spending the night, or just to carry whatever I can imagine. It€™s very durable and water proof which is a great feature when carrying things like books, laptops, etc. in the rain. When I first bought it, it was about $120 but I€™ve definitely gotten my moneys worth and then some. Now, the Chrome bags are a little more expensive but I€™d definitely purchase another if this one ever crapped out, which I don€™t see happening any time soon, this thing has gone through hell and is still in one piece.


One eye-catching feature is the signature belt buckle strap:


I€™m writing this post though to touch upon Chrome€™s giving nature. In March, Chrome held a one day event where if you sent in an old pair of sneakers, they would send you a brand new pair of their current line-up of sneakers. The event was called €œTurds For Gold!€ and was incredibly cool of Chrome to do. They donated over 5,000 pairs of shoes to two charities, one based in San Francisco (Chrome€™s home-town) and another in Haiti. My new Chrome sneakers arrived a week or two ago. I haven€™t used them much yet but with summer weather approaching, I€™ll definitely be rocking these soon.


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