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In the event of a zombie apocalypse, grab the Chrome Cardiel: ORP Backpack, hop on your bike, and get ready to weave between cars as you hack the heads off those lame-brains. The waterproof ORP (Operation Readiness Pack) is Chrome's first foray into superlight packs, and who better to help design it than skateboarder, fixed-gear rider, and all-around badass John Cardiel?

  • Fully seam-taped 100D ripstop nylon repels water and takes abuse in stride
  • Tarpaulin bottom panel increases waterproofing and cleans easily
  • Roll-top closure keeps unwanted moisture out, expands for fuller loads, and compresses down for better visibility while you bike commute
  • Ergonomic shoulder harness feels comfortable all day
  • Sternum strap helps prevent swinging
  • Lightweight material packs down small for better travel, mobility, and comfort
  • Internal divider sleeve organizes your cargo


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absolutely waterproof

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I use this for commuting all year round on the bike. Rain, Snow, sunshine it is so light weight that it is just awesome! There isn't a lot of structure though, kinda sucks, but always seems to find a comfortable spot on my back.

Pretty much only good for hiking

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The bag is too thin and unstructured. Even putting in a laptop or books is a struggle because the plastic cloth sticks to items and since there is no stiffness it's impossible to get them in.

I can see this being fantastic for hiking though - the bag itself weighs NOTHING and if you're only carrying clothing and food, and do not need constant access, this is the thing!

Does the trick pretty rad.

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

It is very light. Very waterproof. Looks cool!

As one would expect- not a lot of support.

Makes your back sweaty because it is waterproof and has no lift of the fabric from your back.

Holds a lot of stuff for sucha light pack.

I got it on steep and cheap for 35 bucks. Great value for that price. I do not think it is worth 90.