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It’s kind of ironic that in the midst of our heat wave, and daily highs around 100 degrees, we’ve had a few sudden rain storms. On the way home from work today, I had to stop and pick up my motorcycle. So I left my car at the shop, with my backpack inside, and rode home. Before I got out of the parking lot, the clouds opened, and big droplets hurtled down at me. That got me thinking about how fortunate I was. Because if I was on my bicycle, my laptop would probably have been swimming before I got half way home.
If you’ve ever had the misfortune to get caught in similar circumstances, you know that hopeless feeling when you’re getting soaked, and all you can think about is if your laptop, tablet, phone, and other electronic tools and toys are going to make it home safely. Well, here’s a suggestion for avoiding that. It’s from Chrome Industries, manufacturers of some pretty legit gear. Called the Chrome Cardiel : ORP Pack, this bag gets its name from John Cardiel. A former hardcore skater from the 90s, John suffered a spinal cord injury in 2003, and was told he’d never walk again. Not one to listen to doctors, he’s taken up two wheels in a big way. With his name on it, I’m sure it’s as tough as he is.
Don’t be fooled by the ultralight, weather-proof material. The ORP Pack is built to handle mother nature‘s worst, and then some. And it does it with style, never compromising mobility or functionality. The proven, simple roll-top design can accommodate a range of load sizes, and the 100% taped seams only increase the water resistance throughout. Outside, the Chome Cardiel ORP features sturdy compression straps, and inside, an internal divider sleeve makes easy work of organizing cargo. Rock this pack year ’round, and your gear is safe. Get caught in a storm, and you can focus on dodging traffic, not sweating about whether your stuff is staying dry. It doesn’t matter if you’re hauling a laptop and clothes to work, or beer to a party, you can trust in Chrome to keep you covered.
Additional Features Include:
Ergonomic shoulder strap design
Sternum strap for load distribution
Industrial metal cam lock under arm compression buckles
Accommodates up to a 13’³ Laptop
Lightweight and durable 100 denier double coated diamond ripstop nylon with waterproof taped seams
Signature durable truck tarpaulin bottom panel
Nylon 69 thread
Dimensions: 10.5” wide, 17.5” high, 6” deep
Volume: 24 L
Weight: 0.9 lb.
The Chrome Cardiel : ORP Pack is currently available, and on sale at Massey‘s Outfitters.