Opted to give the Co-Pilot a second try but in all-Dyneema this time, since flexibility of the ballistic nylon was an issue for me the first time around. Both that time and now, I'm noticing that the bag and/or the standard shoulder strap have a strong chemical smell. Does that go away with time? I'm contemplating opening up all the zippers and off-gassing it over the weekend before I even try to load it up.
Wow, the Dyneema makes a huge difference in flexibility of the pockets! I was tempted to go for the Pilot, but the few comments on how the back pocket sags open sometimes made me shy away for now.
Once I hear about your experience with the chemical smell, I will figure out whether to keep the Co-Pilot.