~Rare ORIGINAL not repro KOZMO.com CHROME Messenger Bag

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 04, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
The ORIGINAL Chrome bag!!! Your saying to yourself, "Original?!, what the heck is this guy talkin' about?!" KNOW YOUR KOZMO BAGS!!! and all will be revealed... I have noticed a rash of Kozmo bags on sale lately, and I have also noticed that they are NOT the original Kozmo messenger bags that the Kozmo employees used. They are the reproductions that Chrome bags produced AFTER Kozmo went under! How do I know this? Well, I'll tell you. I LOVED KOZMO! I used them ever chance I got, back in the day! I was also friendly with a lot of the delivery guys. They were awesome and to this day, my eyes well up just thinking about the amazing service they provided in this city...Also. I am a huge Chrome bags fan (I own 2). I was very well versed with their bags back in the day. And considered buying one of their reproductions when they started offering them. Luckily for me, they sold out of them fairly quickly and missed the boat. I acquired this original bag shortly after from an ex-employee. And it's the real deal folks. Now you ask yourself, "What's the difference?" Well, kids, I'll tell you--in pictures... First, mind you, this is a used (but not abused) bag. It was very lightly used by a Kozmo delivery dude. And then by me as my photo gear bag. I only used it on long trips, so it was used by me, maybe a total of 5-6 times. It is huge! It is the Kremlin model offered by Chrome Bags.

Dimensions: 28 x 17 x 8 (flat dimensions) Volume: 3000 cu. in. (not based on flat dimensions) I packed ALL of my photo gear (in a Crumpler Bucket insert, which is up for sale as well), and still had room for my clothes and books and such. The biggest and most important difference between the repro bag and the original is the (Chrome logoed) seat belt buckle. The repro did NOT have one. The repro used a plain black plastic buckle. I guess Chrome wanted to differentiate between the repro and original this way. Mine has the original Chrome branded seat belt buckle which made these bags famous! It is far more secure they the cheap plastic buckle and the cheap plain black buckle just doesn't look as cool! Also, Chrome called these repro bags, "Factory Seconds", this is either coz they wanted them to appear to be real Kozmo bags, or coz they really were sucky bags ;) who knows...it was years ago... If you have been watching these bags, you will notice that the past handful of Kozmo bags DID NOT have pictures of the buckle. That is because they were the cheap black plastic ones. NOT THE ORIGINAL SEAT BELT BUCKLE!!! Another difference is the interior lining. Although I believe some original Kozmo bags had the silver thermal lining. Most did not. And ALL of the repro bags did. As you can see this one does not have the cheap looking silver lining. Which I have seen to degrade very quickly and look horrible! The final difference (that I am aware of) is the reflective strip along the bottom of the bag. The Original bags did not have this feature. Chrome introduced that strip of fabric way later. And incorporated it into the repro bags. This bag does not have that feature (sorry I forgot to take a picture of the bottom of the bag). Well that's it. Be an educated consumer. Know what you are buying. And be happy with the fact that you are bidding on the real deal! Now are a couple more photos for your viewing pleasure. ENJOY! is that Crumpler insert that I mentioned earlier, in the bag. You can see more pics and even bid on it ! Also, I have the original (very snazzy lookin') Radio harness (holder) for this bag somew If I can find it, it's yours! And if I can't find it before the auction ends, and you want it, just pester me to find it, and I will send it along after the fact. I have no use for it. without this bag. Although I had no use for it, ever! It's seems to be brand new, never used, and if it was it was only lightly used...but anyway, it's yours. It loo...