noa yalta backpack by chrome industries

The brand’s bombproof bag gets an artist’s touch…

by Christian Lavery


Since its initial messenger bag was born in 1995,

Chrome Industries

has been making sure urban commuters stay outfitted in apparel that’s as tough as the cities in which they live. And with a collection of footwear, clothes, and yes, bombproof bags, it’s safe to say that the brand is doing its part. But don’t let its utilitarian façade fool you--these bags look as good as they function.

Continuing with its artists series, Chrome Industries called upon Japanese artist NOA to put his touch on the Yalta backpack. Known for painting live with a style that emulates Japanese line-making, the bag takes its design from a 4’ x 12’ canvas and acrylic painting done by NOA.

Featuring a water-resistant rolltop and a main compartment with an adjustable stainless steel closure, as well as a side access zippered portion to house a 15” laptop, the limited edition Yalta backpack[DELETE is] can be bought


. And be sure to check out NOA in action in the video below.