I've noticed that the tape used to secure the 'O' rings has changed from a couple of years ago-- the sort used now is a lot thinner. It's fine in principle, but I have noticed that the thinner tape twists a lot more easily. This is inconvenient when one has a whole bunch of pouches attached the O ring. In the SCB, where space for manoeuvre is limited, pulling the pouches out can have the effect of twisting the tape badly. I found this was much less of a problem with the older, thicker tape. In the pictures I've attached, the Azalea/Sapphire bag has the old one while the Plum/Wasabi has the new one.
I wouldn't be surprised if I'm the only one experiencing this problem. I use multiple pouches in my SCBs to organise 90% of my EDC, which may be unusual. But I'm wondering if someone from the crew might mind explaining why the tape the was changed, and if it might be possible to go back to the old type...? Thanks!