Chrome Industries Introduces Knurled Welded Waterproof Rolltops Feb 19, 2014

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Chrome taps into the touring portage market with four new bags in their new Knurled Welded line: the Urban EX Rolltop 18, Excursion Rolltop 37, the Saddle Bag Rolltop 20 and the Front Rack Duffle 40. Here’s the lowdown:

“Chrome created Knurled Welded™ Waterproof Rolltops for bike camping, adventure biking, and all weather commuting – when weight matters and getting wet is not an option. Knurled Welded™ Rolltops are made with our proprietary welding technology that combines RF welding with a mechanical interlock to create the toughest, lightest 100% waterproof bags. Each bag has a watertight rolltop closure for submersible water protection, a Hypalon® Molle loop system for expandability, and five-bar webbing haul straps for hand carrying. Go Farther. Stay Dryer. Guaranteed for Life.

The Knurled Welded line consists of Saddle Bag and Front Rack Duffle Rolltop. Knurled Welded Rolldtop Duffle and Saddle Bag Rolltop work on the bike and off. Both bags leave the hardware on the bike where it should be. The Result is a saddle bag and front rack duffle you can carry around.”

See more below!


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Urban EX Rolltop 18 (Urban Dry Bags)
MSRP: $120

Compact 18-liter Welded-Waterproof daypack for Urban Exploration, self-supported adventure biking, and all-weather commuting. The Urban Ex Rolltop is our small capacity lightweight backpack built to go from the commute to the farmer’s market and out to the beach. We made the Urban Ex Rolltop to be carried as a backpack or as a tote with the 5-bar webbing handles. Perfect for a day in the woods or winter storms, the Urban Ex Rolltop is 100% waterproof and light enough to go unnoticed. Includes integrated iPad Mini sleeve, five-bar haul handles, Hypalon® MOLLE system, and sternum mini-buckle. Guaranteed for Life.

FIT:
• Ergonomic shoulder strap design
• Five-bar haul handles for tote style off-body carry
• Sternum strap with iconic mini seatbelt buckle for load distribution

FEATURES:
• Waterproof rolltop with compression straps
• Padded sleeve fits iPad Mini
• Hypalon MOLLE loops for modular adaptability

SPECS:
Dimensions: 8” wide, 22” high, 6” deep
Volume:  18L
Weight:  0.9 lb

FABRICATION:
• Knurled RF Welds for lightweight, waterproof construction
• Lightweight and durable, 600-denier poly upper nylon
• Durable Hypalon bottom panel

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Excursion Rolltop 37 (Urban Dry Bags)

Large 37-liter lightweight Welded-Waterproof pack made for adventure travel, all-weather commuting, and hauling gear to the track. We made the lightweight Excursion Rolltop to carry everything needed for the overnight camping trip or simply to get your groceries home dry. 100% waterproof lightweight construction and multimodal carry lets the Excursion Rolltop function in a variety of roles and environments. Includes integrated laptop sleeve, ergonomic back panel, five-bar haul handles, Hypalon® MOLLE system, and sternum mini-
buckle. Guaranteed for Life.

FIT:
• Ergonomic shoulder strap design with EVA foam back panel for improved fit and breathability
• Five-bar haul handles for tote style off-body carry
• Sternum strap with iconic mini seatbelt buckle for load distribution

FEATURES:
• Waterproof rolltop with compression straps
• Padded sleeve fits 15” MacBook Pro
• Hypalon MOLLE loops for modular adaptability

SPECS:
Dimensions: 13” wide, 26” high, 7” deep”
Volume: 37L
Weight: 1.7 lb

FABRICATION:
• Knurled RF Welds for lightweight, waterproof construction
• Lightweight and durable, 600-denier poly upper nylon
• Durable Hypalon bottom panel

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Saddle Bag Rolltop 20
MSPR: $160

20-liter Welded-Waterproof Pannier works on and off the bike. The Saddle Bag Rolltop is out first off-body bag we made specifically to be mounted as a rear pannier on the bike. The Saddle Bag Rolltop is hardware-free, we built the bag to mount quickly to our Knurled Welded rack adapter (adapter and hardware included with bag). Off the bike, the Saddle Bag Rolltop is built to be carried comfortably on the shoulder with included strap or as a tote using the 5-bar haul handles. Made for adventure biking and all-weather commuting the lightweight Saddle Bag Rolltop is 100% waterproof. Includes integrated laptop sleeve, five-bar haul handles, and Hypalon® MOLLE system. Guaranteed for Life.

FIT:
• Included quick-release shoulder strap
• Five-bar haul handles for tote style off-body carry

SPECS:
Dimensions: 10” wide, 23” high, 6” deep
Volume: 20L
Weight: .6lb bag, .7lb rack and hardware

FEATURES:
• Waterproof rolltop with compression straps
• Hypalon MOLLE loops for modular adaptability

FABRICATION:
• Knurled RF Welds for lightweight, waterproof construction
• Lightweight and durable, 600-denier poly upper nylon
• Durable Hypalon bottom panel
• Flat black powder-coated steel Knurled Welded rack adapter and hardware

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Front Rack Duffle 40
MSRP: $100

Welded-Waterproof 40-liter front rack duffle for bike camping, adventure biking, and all-weather commuting. We made the Front Rack Duffle to function primarily as an off-body bag that mounts on flat Porteur-style racks. The lightweight large capacity Front Rack Duffle was built for long days in the saddle, or short trips across the city. The Front Rack Duffle attaches quickly and the five-bar handles make the bag work well as a duffle. Off the bike, the Front Rack Duffle’s mounting straps can carry a blanket, sleeping bag or other large cargo on the exterior. 100% waterproof and lightweight, the Front Rack Duffle is our solution for a large volume, low impact bag that mounts on the bike and isn’t a backpack. Hypalon® MOLLE system for expandability. Guaranteed for Life.

FIT:
• Quick release bottom and side straps for securing to a front rack.
• Five-bar haul handles for tote style off-body carry

SPECS:
Dimensions: 15” wide, 11” high, 8” deep
Volume:  40L
Weight: .5 lb

FEATURES:
• Waterproof rolltop with compression straps
• Hypalon MOLLE loops for modular adaptability
• Hardware-free off bike

FABRICATION:
• Knurled RF Welds for lightweight, waterproof construction
• Lightweight and durable, 600-denier poly upper nylon
• Durable Hypalon bottom panel

  • Michael Ousby

    yeah it’s nice but 1, Pannier, not saddle bag OK and 2, how big is that bloody rack bag?!

    • brennan

      Well, It is in the title and the first sentence: “Welded-Waterproof 40-liter front rack duffle”.

      The overall system looks fantastic and is super light. the Front Rack Duffle is super light and easy to use. It does have a few overlooked details, but those are easy DIY fixes.

      Every write up so far has not had enough focus on the rack systems. They are usable on any standard rack, but the Chrome specific, which is what is pictured on, looks super simple and sturdy. I’d love to see some specs put out on it!

      • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

        It’s def not a saddle bag though, so why call it that? Seems like something got messed up down the line. I think it looks good, for sure though!

  • Jake Ricker

    TCB Rack!