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  1. #1
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    Oct 2011
    Glassboro, NJ

    Which strap for my new Super Igo???

    I just purchased a Super Ego off of eBay and when it comes it will have the standard strap. I was planning on ordering a Q-AM messenger strap but am wondering if the Absolute Strap would be a better choice. The Super Ego will contain my laptop and its accessories and may also carry clothes and toiletries for short trips. There is a chance I will be carrying my Synapse at the same time and that is why I am wondering which strap would be the best choice.
    S25 (French Blue), Brain Cell (size 5), Super Ego (Black/Black/Steel), Synapse (Black/Steel), Dyneema Organizer Pouch (Steel), Travel Tray (Steel), 2011 Mystery Gift (Cork), 2012 Mystery Gift (Navy/Nordic), Organizer Wallet (Navy), Kit (Steel), 3D Clear Organizer Cube (Steel), Mesh Ballistic Organizer Pouch (Med.), 2013 Mystery Gift (Parapack Grey)

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    Registered User WhiteStar's Avatar
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    Jan 2012
    The High Plains of Colorado
    All I can tell you is the Absolute Strap is amazing. I have a Lexie Barnes Superstar bag (bigger than an Ego, slightly smaller than a Super Ego) that when loaded down with the "factory strap" on it was almost unbearable to carry. Bought it an Absolute Strap and the difference was like night and day.
    WhiteStar in Colorado
    LCB (Azalea/Sapphire, Turq/Wasabi), MCB (Plum/Cayenne), Swift (Cork), Co-Pilot (Iberian), Synapse (UV), Citizen Canine (Kiwi/UV), Shop Bag (UV), key straps and pouches galore!

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    Volunteer Moderator Badger's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Badger State
    Quote Originally Posted by kjm3579 View Post
    There is a chance I will be carrying my Synapse at the same time and that is why I am wondering which strap would be the best choice.
    Since this is the case, I'd have to agree with WhiteStar--the Absolute Strap makes a lot of sense in this case. However, if your everyday plan involves wearing the bag cross-body or while biking, the Q-AM is probably the better choice given all the extra stability from the strap. Since the Absolute Strap is so useful on other bags, you could always just buy both.

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    May 2006
    The only thing about the Absolute with the SE is that it has to be installed through the clips and without its snap hook attachments,or at least that is how have done it?

    I had a major issue with the SE when I load it to the Gills with the standard strap turning and slipping all the time,it was really not working for me.

    So I recently put an Absolute on there instead an it is a lot more comfortable WHEN I can make the absolute stay attached??????

    For some reason the strap keeps unhooking from the bag thus testing the Brain Cell inside! Something about the hardware on the bag and the smaller webbing of the absolute than the standard strap is conspiring against me so just beware!

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    Registered User Sera's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Pacific NW
    I'd have to vote for the Absolute Strap on any large-ish bag. I'm quite sorry for the LCB I ordered without one. Adore the bag, but wish wish wish it had that strap! I've only had bags with the snap connector for the Absolute, so can't comment on the slippage.
    Ego in Cardinal/Steel, Ristretto in Plum/Wasabi, Side Effect in Plum/Wasabi, Imago in Navy/Cork/Wasabi, Cafe Bags in Azalea, Turquoise, and Linen, TB Wallet, misc. pouches, and son's Brain Bag in Steel

  6. #6
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    Apr 2011
    Lone Star State
    +1 for absolute strap
    Synapse 25 (Steel Dyneema/UV), Organizer Pouches ( Dyneema, Cordura, Cork - various size & colors), FoJ Pouch, FoT Pouch, 2011 TB Mystery gift(Cork pouch), 2012 Mystery Gift (Forest/ Steel) Pocket Pouch, Sm Yarn Stuff Sack (UV), Small Shop Bag (Steel), Large Shop Bag (UV), Various Color Key Straps, Side Effect (Steel Dyneema/Wasabi)

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    Forum Member dorayme's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    tiny rural town in the Piedmont of the Carolinas
    Absolute for that load!
    I really, really like TB Bags!

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