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.