I'm seriously considering the Co-Pilot as my travel day bag since it will fit nicely in my Tri-Star.
I have a few questions for those who own them or for our wonderful friends who work in Seattle:
1) My big concern is securing the zippers against wandering hands. I can easily connect the zippers of the main compartment with either a small lock or carabiner. However, to secure the zippers of the two side compartments, I'd need a long carabiner or lock to connect them to each other. Would someone please measure the distance between those two zippers when fully closed? (I'm not concerned about the center compartment because I'll either keep a water bottle or small umbrella in there. Nothing really important.)
2) What are the exact (or somewhat close) measurements of each side compartment? I'm hoping I can fit one or two small organizer pouches in each.
3) The strap...I love my Absolute Strap with my Tri-Star or any other larger bag I take. But is it really necessary on the Co-Pilot. Does the standard strap work well and is it comfortable or are people wishing they got the Absolute instead?