Three questions regarding the optional waist strap for the medium cafe bag...
1) Is the strap removable like on other TB bags if I decide not to use it?
2) Approximately, what is the maximum waist size the strap will fit?
3) For those who have the waist strap, do you find using it helps to distribute some of the weight off your shoulder and onto your waist?
I'm thinking the waist strap might be an additional theft deterrent in some areas.
The Side Effect is nice but I go to areas known for pickpockets and an unsecured waist pack is easy pickings. A messenger bag is more common among the locals.