Always looking for a reason to talk about straps, look at these new colorways!
I moved into my new right shoulder specific Chrome bag on Monday. I understand some people may not understand "moving" into a new bag, but my 8:30-5:30 Mon-Fri life is in this bag. I need some things handy, some things just in case, my phone where I can reach it but where it doesn't fall to the ground when I swing the bag around, a place for my coozie...
I've still got a bunch of old school phone/radio harnesses in a coffee can, so I was able to come up with this:
Two things are frustrating (with one of the two being many). My last few bags were custom. Everything was the way I wanted it. This Chrome Mini Metro is not custom. Sure, I opted for a black buckle and a splash of color, but otherwise, it's stock. There are zero D-rings for attaching keys and such,
The second problem has more to do with my impatience. It takes time to break a bag in. Sun, rain, sweat, heat, cold, packages, opening, closing...
Until then, it feels like I'm strapping a pillow case full of campaign signs to my back. I know that eventually, the bag will conform to my shape. Just not for awhile. Makes me miss my old bag. Except for the pain in my left shoulder. I won't miss that. It's feeling better already.
I was a little worried about going with the smaller Mini Metro size, but so far it's been fine. I did have a long distance delivery of a signed Panthers football and jersey the other day that someone had packed in way too big of a box, but nothing I couldn't handle with some "repackaging."
This is my second Chrome bag (had a Kremlin before), and I have to say that they make a great bag for the price point. Sure, it's not a custom bag, but it doesn't cost custom bag dollars.
Is it big enough?
but, the things we do for love.