Chrome Industries Launches BLCKCHRM Niko Ltd. Camera Bag Collection

Chrome Industries Launches BLCKCHRM Niko Ltd. Camera Bag Collection


San Francisco, CA—Chrome Industries, the company that has been making utilitarian, durable bags for professional bike messengers for nearly 20 years, launched the BLCKCHRM Niko Ltd. Camera Bag Collection by Chrome Industries. In addition, the company announced the Streets of Chrome: Call-Out for Submissions.

LA-based professional photographer Van Styles and trashhand, a renowned street photographer, are taking over the Streets of Chrome photography contest in search of the next, great street photographers on Instagram. The call-out for submissions is for a consistent body of work, rather than one great photo. From November 21, 2014 to December 21, 2014, they will be collecting different photography styles in portrait, landscape and other genres. To submit, users will need to tag their best photos #streetsofchrome on Instagram during that time frame for a chance to be recognized. Those hand-chosen by either Van Styles or trashhand will receive a full kit of the new BLCKCHRM Niko Ltd. camera bags, as well as have their work featured in Chrome’s online and in-store displays.

Guaranteed for life, the street-tested Ltd. Niko camera bag series is constructed with Chrome’s highest end BLCKCHRM fabric and details. Built with Hypalon, full grain-leather, soft touch buckles and a printed digi-camo liner, each bag is designed to be a workhorse—but with a stealthy look and feel. Each bag has a liner that represents the color of Styles, trashhand or Chrome’s favorite home sports teams: Chicago Bulls red on the Niko pack; Los Angeles Dodgers blue on the Niko sling; and San Francisco Giants orange on the Niko messenger photo bags.

Niko Ltd. Messenger.
This water-resistant, padded camera messenger bag features Chrome’s quick-release buckle and was designed and built for street photographers and videographers who need mobility and quick swing-around access. The interior main compartment is customizable for organizing lenses and gear, and the top-loading main compartment holds essentials like an iPad, windbreaker, keys, phone, and/or wallet. It also features Chrome’s iconic buckle shoulder strap, Hypalon and a full-grain leather panel, to add next-level refinement while providing a high degree of durability. The special edition BLCKCHRM Niko Messenger liner has a three-layer orange digi-camo print honoring Chrome HQ’s home team, the San Francisco Giants.

Niko Ltd. Pack. A water-resistant, padded camera backpack with an integrated laptop sleeve and a customizable interior, the Niko pack accommodates a full professional kit of gear. It has a fully customizable compartment for lenses and flashes, as well as multiple pockets for cable and gear storage. The quick-access, top-loading compartment provides access to a padded laptop sleeve that fits a 15-inch Macbook Pro. It also provides quick access to personal items like a windbreaker and phone. The outside of the bag features industrial-strength Velcro straps to secure a tripod or skateboard and a u-lock holster. The special edition BLCKCHRM Niko Pack is made with Hypalon and a full-grain leather panel, and its liner has a three-layer red digi-camo print for trashhand’s favorite home team, the Chicago Bulls.

Niko Ltd. Sling. Also water-resistant, this padded camera sling is made for mirrorless system cameras or small DSLRs. It, too, has a customizable interior compartment to separate camera body from a spare lens with a lens cleaning cloth. It also provides a zippered rear stash pocket for wallet, filters, and/or keys. The special edition BLCKCHRM Niko Sling is made with Hypalon and a full-grain leather panel, and its liner has a three-layer light blue digi-camo print for Style’s favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.