Forgive me if there's already another thread on this but I am excited that I might have broken new ground here. If not, I'm still happy to share in my excitement on this little trick that make's the co-pilot even cooler than it already is-
After visiting the Tom Bihn Showroom, I made an impromptu purchase of a Black Dyneema/Wasabi Co-pilot to use as my day-pack while traveling Europe this summer. After browsing the website, it didn't even occur to me that this would be the most perfect awesome bag for trekking around Europe in. I will be packing it into my newly purchased Aeronaut (If I run out of money while I'm over there at least I know exactly where it all went). Anyway, after taking it home and filling it/walking around, one thing became apparent.. "Where's the waist strap?" - I thought that it would be a royal pain having to balance this thing over every corridor, bump, jump, bike-ride, and staircase along the way; Something I didn't exactly think about while salivating all over TB's latest creations in-person. So I came up with this...
By using the TB waist strap normally for the Aeronaut and other backpacks, the clips for these *snugly* fit into the loops that the shoulder strap is attached to..
This clearly wasn't designed for this to work the way it does, and the only downfall is that it does add a bit of forward rotation to the attachment point of the loop, but the strap itself compensates and makes a nice waist strap that keeps my Co-pilot tight against my back and secure from bag-snatchers.
Here's a close-up of what's really going on..