Does the Q-AM strap work with the Ristretto?
I'm looking at shifting over from my Brain Bag to a Ristretto for everyday use -- Brain Bag is nice for a bunch of situations, but bulky for a daily commute; also taking stuff out of it on the bus is sort of a pain. I'm considering a Ristretto + Absolute Strap + 1" Cafe/Ristretto Messenger Stabilizer assemblage to take its place (probably the 13" Macbook Air/Pro option).
The Q-AM strap description says it works with the Imago, Large Cafe, ID, Ego, and Superego bags. Thing is, looking at the photos and considering the general shape of the things, I can't figure out why a Q-AM strap wouldn't work with a Ristretto. And I definitely like the idea of carrying a messenger back higher up on my back, like a low-slung backpack, whenever I don't need to access it, while retaining the ability to carry it lower at my side when I need to be able to easily reach in and pull things out. That said, Tom's designs are pretty clever and it wouldn't surprise me if something clever he did with the Ristretto for some purpose I don't yet understand happens to have the unfortunate side-effect of making it incompatible with a Q-AM strap. Somehow.
Or maybe not?
Help me out here.