Chrome Industries is a global manufacturer of messenger bags, backpacks, utility cycling apparel based in San Francisco. The company was established in 1995 with a Juki sewing machine, a few yards of military grade fabric , seat-belt buckles cut-out of old cars, and a simple mission: create bombproof bags that are practical and functional. Chiefly recognizable by their signature seatbelt buckle release that doubles as a bottle opener, guaranteed for life and built with industrial materials including tarpaulin, Cordura and steel, during the last two decades Chrome's messenger bags such as the Mini-Metro, Citizen and Metropolis, set a new quality standard and quickly became popular all around the world, from San Francisco to Tokyo through Europe and NYC. Today Chrome is worldwide known for producing quality products designed with a set of company standards based on functionality, utility and durability. Street-tested by professional messengers, fixed freestyle riders and urban commuters, Chrome makes bags and apparel that adapt to the changing and unpredictable nature of the city.