Hey there folks...
I just packed my Aeronaut for the first time, after having it for more than 6 months or so.
I tried to use the tie-down straps inside kind of like I would compression straps - in order to pull down all the stuff piled in it.
I guess this isn't necessary, since the bag has enough structure to keep everything nice and snug.
However, I *did* notice that when I tried to winch down the straps on the pile of stuff, when I got beyond a certain amount of torque, they snapped open without a lot of pulling. I'm guessing this is because they're only supposed to be for low-lying piles of clothes, etc, and not a mound of clothes-in-packing-sacks situation like I had.
Is this right? Or do you think those straps could be made a little more beefy so that you could just wrap everything up in them? I could imagine a situation where I couldn't fill the main compartment full enough and would like to tie everything down, but if those straps unsnap with such a small amount of tension on them, I'd be worried it wouldn't be that useful.
Comments from Aeronaut-owners and Tom Bihn staff?