I've been poking around the forums in addition to reading the descriptions on the pages of the Q-AM strap as well as the absolute shoulder strap. I have two questions:
1) It appears that even the older ID bags (I got mine ~June 2006) will now work with the Absolute/Q-AM shoulder straps if I use a 2" webbing adapter. Is this adapter included with the shoulder straps or do I have to purchase it separately, and if separately, where is the option to do so?
2) It looks like Tom Bihn designed the Q-AM strap to satisfy his requirements of his bag while WALKING and not biking. So, how does this strap compare to the Absolute shoulder strap for walking? Is it a matter of preference or is this strap just flat out better?
I currently have the standard strap and I find it inadequate for walking several miles, which I tend to do everytime I'm wearing my bag. I would like to get the Absolute shoulder strap, but if the Q-AM strap is just as comfortable and will keep the bag more stable while I ride my bike, then I'll definitely get that.
I'm definitely more concerned with the walking comfort, but I do wear my bag while riding my bike around too. When I do ride my bike, the standard strap and waist strap seem adequate despite my having to occasionally readjust the bag.
I'm very confused now about which strap to get Please, if any of you have more of a clue, do share.