Unless you travel with a laptop or some other larger gear, a small messenger may not even be necessary for carrying your daily essentials. If you’re looking for something more convenient, you might want to take a look at the Chrome Kadet, a stylish sling bag sized for your EDC stash.
Situated between a small messenger and a fanny pack, the bag allows you to pack a decent amount of gear without unnecessary size. Designed to be worn in a cross-body configuration, it frees up your shoulder, too, giving you better mobility compared to other pack choices.
The Chrome Kadet has enough space to fit a light jacket, phone, wallet, keys, a small tablet, and a whole load of other stash, making it large enough for a whole load of applications, whether you’re going to the office, the gym (a pair of trainers and a couple items of clothing should fit nicely), or a picnic with friends in the park (yes, it should stash your leftovers just fine). Construction is weatherproof 1000D tarpaulin for the outer shell with a PU-coated zippered opening, ensuring your gear won’t get wet even in the midst of rain. It comes with Chrome’s signature shoulder strap and seatbelt buckle closure, with daisy chain mounting loops for attaching accessories to the strap. Features include a padded rear U-lock holster, an ergonomic padded shoulder strap, an exterior zip pocket, and convenient swing-around access.
Available directly from Chrome Industries, the Chrome Kadet is priced at $80.