Chrome Niko is a Photographer's Dream Camera Bag [Review]
Calling all photographers, we have the ultimate backpack for you: The Chrome Niko Camera Pack. This impressively designed camera backpack is built for the photographer who has it all. It’s made of waterproof nylon with a military grade liner, and customizable compartments for all of your cameras, lenses, flashes, cables, and gear. The Niko Camera Pack will surely have any photographer geeking out over the finer details.
The Niko Camera Pack, by Chrome, is a backpack with a rigid reinforced frame, a durable weatherproof denier nylon outer shell, and military grade truck tarpaulin liner. The Niko Camera Pack has a super stylish appearance without being overwhelming in size. It can be personalized and customized for any photographer or user. There’s a number of holsters and velcro compartments for organizing equipment of all sizes. There’s an easy access top loading pocket which can actually be unzipped from the inside if you want extra space for the main compartment. It also has a dedicated compartment for safely and snugly fitting laptops up to 15″.
The Niko essentially has one main pocket, which is quite unique. Unzipping it reveals all of Niko’s vital organs (AKA your equipment); it spans both sides of the bag and almost the entire front. You can store your camera or most used items on one of the sides of the bag for quick and easy access without taking the bag off your shoulder. There’s even some really nice see-through compartments segmented for smaller items like memory cards, flash drives, adapters, cables, etc.
The Chrome Niko Camera Pack is a product of high quality engineering, it’s immediately apparent. The straps are very tough, quite comfortable, and breathable too. They’re stitched all the way across the top of the bag and have heavy duty adjustable clasps (as you can usually depend on the Chrome brand to have). There’s seatbelt straps (nice touch!) that run along the front of the Niko which are for strapping something in like a tripod or skateboard.
Surely the Chrome Niko Camera Pack could be repurposed for just about any need, but as an actual Camera bag it’s top notch. To go into all the fine details would be excessive, but as a protective and usable camera bag with customizable compartments, various sized pockets, comfort, style, protection, and even a laptop compartment, the Chrome Niko Camera Pack is a great choice. Plus it’s water resistant! The build quality is fabulous. At $180, it’s expensive, but good bags are never cheap (something you learn with age I suppose). It’s currently available from ChromeBagStore.com.
The Good: Water resistant, Great pockets and compartments, Customizable layout, Protective Laptop compartment, High quality build, Comfortable and durable straps
The Bad: Sternum strap is not removable