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    Registered User 123veo's Avatar
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    Christmas Co-Pilot

    Oh boy!!!!!! LOVE my new black dyneema/wasabi dyneema Co-Pilot! I used to have steel ballistic/UV co-pilot, but my partner has co-opted it. But this one, now this one is like candy. The black dyneema is spectacular, a very deeeeeeep black from which the black gridlines pop. Included with my Christmas Co-Pilot I received new zipper pulls and a new strap:

    I added the new zipper pulls to the existing ones (i.e. I did not cut off the metal pulls, just added new pulls to the end of the metal ones) - the pulls are red and reflective silver paracord with monkey fist knot ends and are made by Chums: Amazon.com: Chums Zipper Pull Paracord (Pack of 3), Reflective Red: Sports & Outdoors

    I replaced the standard strap on the Co-Pilot with an OP/TECH USA Mini SOS Strap - it is essentially the Absolute Strap, but mini - it is shorter, lighter, narrower. The materials look reasonably sturdy: no loose threads, decent hardware, and entirely made in the USA: Amazon.com: OP/TECH USA Mini S.O.S. Strap - Black: Camera & Photo

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Registered User dnarud13's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123veo View Post
    I replaced the standard strap on the Co-Pilot with an OP/TECH USA Mini SOS Strap - it is essentially the Absolute Strap, but mini - it is shorter, lighter, narrower.
    That's nice! I've had a ballistic black CP for a year now and love it. Got an Absolute for it, but that strap is a bit overkill. I think I'll get the mini SOS. Great find, thanks!
    [2003] Brain Bag (w/Lg A45 Packing Cube, Snake Charmer & 2 Brain cells) ___________________________________________ "Be excellent to each other."
    - [2010] Aeronaut (w/Absolute, 1lg/2sm Packing Cubes, Travel Tray & 3D clear cube)
    - - [2013] Co-Pilot (w/S.O.S. strap, Cache, Clear Org wallet, 3D mesh cube )
    - - - [2015] Tristar (PCSB, Passport Pouch & 3D clear cube) ... got to get some more packing cubes.

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    Forum Member flaneuse's Avatar
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    That really is beautiful! I like those zipper pulls a lot.

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    Beautiful! I also received a Co-Pilot for Christmas: steel dyneema/solar. Love at first sight. And after loading it up with my work stuff, the Co-Pilot looks so good it almost makes me look forward to going back to work. Almost. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123veo View Post
    I replaced the standard strap on the Co-Pilot with an OP/TECH USA Mini SOS Strap - it is essentially the Absolute Strap, but mini - it is shorter, lighter, narrower. The materials look reasonably sturdy: no loose threads, decent hardware, and entirely made in the USA: Amazon.com: OP/TECH USA Mini S.O.S. Strap - Black: Camera & Photo
    Thanks, 123veo, for the tip on the Mini SOS strap. I got one and it is wonderfully comfortable!
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    Wonderful tip about the smaller strap. I recently ordered/received one based on your advice. You're right. It's perfect for the bag.
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