Big happiness and one small problem.
First off, thank you to everyone who posts so descriptively and helpfully on this forum! I'd been looking for my perfect "every day carry" bag for a long time (and I didn't even know the term EDC existed until my current search). I'd gotten it down to a Cafe' bag, and was vacillating between medium and large (as it seems many people do). Price was no different either way, since waist straps to me are a no-brainer, the LCB gets them included, and the MCB it's an extra $5. The member who commented that when she had a large one, she tended to overfill it was especially helpful to me, thinking about carrying lots on one shoulder.
So, after existing with a couple mocked-up rectangles in the relevant sizes laying around my room, I did get a Medium CB, in black/wasabi. I love how it looks and feels, and how sturdy it seems to be. It easily fits my netbook if I want to bring that, and I like the straps and being able to tether things. I live in AK and hike a lot; I'd use a lumbar pack for longer hikes but this has come along some already, and held up to slithering down icy hillsides, etc, just fine.
My problem is with the strap. I call it a small problem because it's as much about me as it is about the strap. but still...When I get the strap at a comfortable length, the tri-glide rides right on my bony shoulder! I did get an ultrasuede strap, but when it's strapped over the tri-glide, it won't close all the way.
I realized, like I said, that I always get some version of this with bags (the shoulder strap on my lumbar pack is the worst). I'm very thin and petite, and have a short torso/long legs. I think it's as much the narrowness of my frame as the height (I'm not that short, 5'4").
Has anyone else devised good solutions to this issue? To me, the obvious thing would be to cut some of the strap out of the part looped up by the triglide, and then stitch the remainder back together. But the very helpful staff at Tom Bihn told me that to do so would invalidate warranties, etc. And I know I'm not the cleverest at thinking up solutions in this situation.
Is there any way to shorten the adjustable part of the strap without actually cutting it, and while preserving its adjustability?
Many many thanks in advance--grateful to be able to thank you!