As much as I love the Side Effect, I've always wished that it came with a sturdier strap. The 5/8-inch one you can buy with it seems better-suited to convert a 3D organizer into a little cross-body pouch, but I've always wondered why the shoulder strap for the Side Effect didn't just come in a 1-inch width, to match the width of the waist strap.
I finally broke down and bought a 1-inch strap on eBay. I could've sewn on my own, but I was feeling particularly lazy, and the strap wasn't very expensive.
Well, it showed up in the mail this week, so I had a chance to try it on the Side Effect.
Wow! It's a PERFECT FIT!! It's amazing how just the width of a shoulder strap could make such a difference, but now it actually feels like a real purse!
With that new strap, I think the Side Effect is an actual candidate as an everyday carry! So happy now!
[It's at home; I'll have to post a photo later.]