Chrome Lieutenant Rolltop Messenger Bag Review


The MSRP of the Chrome Lieutenant is $170.00 and stock colors are black, grey and olive. There is a special version of the Chrome Lieutenant available in Limited Edition colors inspired by nature (Crimson and Glacier) that is currently available for $190.00 and includes a chrome buckle instead of the blacked out buckle of the standard Lieutenent. Read more about the maker of the Lieutenant Elements LTD bag Ben Ferencz here.


  • Killer style and iconic Chrome buckle are recognizable anywhere
  • Great as a portable Pliny cooler
  • Excellent durability and build quality
  • Guaranteed for life
  • Made in Chico, CA


  • Could use a handle
  • Your cargo can’t be too boxy
  • Not for weight weenies
  • Pricey (for some)

Bottom Line:
The Lieutenant rolltop messenger bag from Chrome is a stylish way to carry your cargo on your commute and has some great features. It carries laptops, magazines and other flat-ish cargo well and it can expand to carry other items like shoes and clothes. It will not carry box shaped items well and it’s a bit heavy for some, but the quality and durability can’t be beat. If you like products that are made in America, and you understand the premium and exclusivity that go along with it, than this just might be the bag for you.

Value Rating:
4 out of 5 Flaming Chili Peppers if made in the USA means something to you (3 of of 5 if it doesn’t)

Overall Rating:
4 out of 5 Flaming Chili Peppers

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • Tina Ingle says:

    Love all the special features and uses you pointed out, Gregg. We’re sold—Chrome pays such attention to detail.
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