Count me in, too, for getting the adapter
Yes, this is very good news. I'd also mentioned a preference for the absolute strap to the strap of the older ID bag in this post setting early design specs for the Aeronaut (oddly enough, in an exchange with eristick), and then asked about the possiblity of updating old ID bags to use the Aeronaut when the new ID bag design was announced. I'd love to order a new adaptor for my older ID bag.
Add ID bage adapter for Absolute strap to pending order?
Hi Darcy, Could I just add this on to my current order for the redesigned Buzz, Utility Tote, and various pouches? Also, this reminds me of an older thread on zipper pulls for the Aeronaut. Did you ever decide whether you would sell extra cord pulls to people interested in keeping the zipper tabs from jangling?
Adapter fit for Absolute Strap (for older ID and Super Ego bags)
I got this when my new Buzz order recently shipped, and I highly recommend it. Just a comment on the fit to older Absolute straps: from eristick's pictures, she's using the current model of Absolute strap hooks -- at least, they match what's shown on the web page images for the strap, and they're the same as the fittings on the Absolute strap I ordered a little less than a year ago. One of my Absolute straps (shipped around August 2004) has hooks that are too small for the adapter. That strap works fine with the smaller rings of the Aeronaut, Brain Cell, and Empire Builder, and usually stays with my Aeronaut. I've seen 3 different design hooks for the Absolute strap since I started ordring these in 2004, and this one is the only one that won't accommodate the ID/Super Ego strap adapter. There's another, early model Absolute strap set of hooks (circa October 2004) that are larger than the current model connectors (with a longer, more tear-drop sort of design) that should have no problems with the adapter.
This is not likely to be an issue for most people, because it only applies to one of the older model straps. And if you've been buying Tom Bihn products since 2004, hey, you probably have multiple bags and have bought more than one Absolute strap over this period. This is the most comfortable strap I've used. I won't search for the link to the post from the guy who said it made the weight carried seem much lighter -- since when he put the bag down on his car seat he once managed to trigger the airbag, which goes off at 60 pounds!
backpack, the thick design of the adapter makes it quite sturdy, but it's too thick to attach pouches in the side loops. You can hook the pouch clips onto the sides, but there's not enough space for them to close.
Hope this helps.