I LOVE my absolute shoulder strap!! I got an Empire Builder w/ a Brain Cell and an Absolute Shoulder Strap for Christmas last year, and while I love them all, I think my favorite part of the whole deal is the strap! It's SO comfortable when I've stuffed the bag with my laptop, lunch, a ton of papers, and the sundry usefuls I carry in the outside pockets.
I'm a musician and I carry a garment bag holding my tux and shoes to gigs a lot and since I got my Empire Builder, I've taken to using my Absolute Shoulder Strap with that bag on days I need it. I'd love to be able to buy an absolute strap by itself to use with bags other than my Empire Builder.
This has given me another idea though - I'd be surpised if it hasn't already been requested. A Tom Bihn garment bag! I have a pretty decent heavy duty Samsonite bag right now that I picked up at a steal of a price from a store close-out. MY major gripe with it, though is that it's heavy as all get out - why the absolute shoulder strap is so good with it.
There's a challenge - a high-capacity, foldover/hang-up garment bag with space for a few suits, a pair of shoes, and extra stuff, that is durable and not heavy!
Oh, please, please... pretty please?