The Dyneema A30 is home now and my first impressions are favorable. This definitely shares design elements with the NFTD (or is it vice versa). A couple of questions - does it come with a strap (mine didn't, and description mentions add-on Absolute (interestingly priced at 30 rather than 20 as it usually is for an add-on)). Has anybody here returned the A30 in favor of an A45? I ask because the main compartment looks fairly small (though I know I can pack Dyneema very generously and this bag probably will hold a lot). I can see that if I unzip the side panels I will get a lot of space. Is zipper wear an issue, as in shoulder-carry position, the main zips could clank on the ground (or I could zip 'em to the side)?
I initially thought I'd have to slide out the backpack webbing from the buckles each time I want to stash the straps, but the clip-in/clip-out buckles at the bottom are great and solve that problem easily! Looking forward to a cup of tea and poring over A30 reviews. Very glad I got this in Dyneema - looks sharp! But then they all do.
Apologies if all this has been covered already in other A30 posts; I haven't been keeping up with A30 reviews as this was a late-breaking decision for a trip on which I want to be hands-free.
P.S. Coyote keystrap *sigh*. Just missed it!
P.P.S. ETA: @Ineffable your color-coded item signature is great!