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    Tri-Star shoulder strap attachment points

    So from the description of the Tri-Star:

    "The attachment points for an optional shoulder strap are off-set on the Tri-Star to provide the best balance and comfort should you carry the bag with a shoulder strap"

    It appears after looking at pictures of this, these off-centered points would be more advantageous to those wanting to put the bag over their right shoulder. Has anyone had experience using the Tri-Star strapped over their left shoulder?

    Or to Darcy and the Crew: is it possible for a lefty to request upon order of a Tri-Star that the off-center points be reversed?

    Thanks again for the help all!

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    Interesting point, photomatt. Perhaps just adding 2 additional points would make the more versatile in general.
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    Machina- that's actually a great idea!

    In general, most "things" in life are designed with the right-handed person first and foremost; and the Tri-Star is no exception, with everything geared to rightys from the location of the pockets, direction the zippers open/close, etc.

    This potential issue certainly didn't keep me from buying the Aeronaut which I absolutely love.

    **Darcy/Anyone at Tom Bihn- What are your thoughts on adding the two additional off-centered attachment points on the Tri-Star? Aside from the upside of the bag being more appealing to the left-handed people, what are the drawbacks and/or potential problems of a fix like this?

    Or if this is not mass-producable, can I please make a one-time request upon placement of my order of a Tri-Star? With a cherry on top?

    Thanks again!


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    Quote Originally Posted by photomatt View Post
    It appears after looking at pictures of this, these off-centered points would be more advantageous to those wanting to put the bag over their right shoulder. Has anyone had experience using the Tri-Star strapped over their left shoulder?
    We found that the placement works well for wearing on the right or the left shoulder, and that the bag feels well-balanced regardless of which shoulder you carry it on - so, there's not a need to add an extra set of attachment points (which would only add weight to the bag.) That should be good news for you!
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    I agree, I switch shoulders depending on the traveling context and have found it equally comfortable on either side. The pockets are easily accessible either way, though being right hand dominant, I find it much easier to open them when the bag is on my right.

    Chris


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