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  • adalangdon
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    Originally posted by ceb View Post
    Why are you linking to a Belgian website? In this environment, I'd be very cautious of clicking on a link.

    Quite frankly, I don't see an advantage of this strap (from the official website) over the Q-AM.
    That's not a Belgian website; it's just how the Youtube link is truncated (or whatever).

    From the video, the strap looks like it operates the same as the QAM, and I suspect you do need 2 hands for the MW strap for the same reason as the QAM. 1 hand to lift the buckle to loosen the strap that's threaded through it, and 1 hand to pull down to tighten. JM2C after watching the vid.

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  • tpnl
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    If you do a comparison, let us know @weirdguy!

    Cheers!

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  • weirdguy
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    You got a point there, @tpnl! I will give TB's Q-AM Shoulder Strap plenty of try first.

    But still, I really find the Mission Workshop Shoulder Strap very cool and hopefully, very soon one day I have a chance to make a comparison between the two.

    Thanks again, @tpnl

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  • tpnl
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    @weirdguy, I did find a solution to use the Q-AM shoulder strap with the Pilot (or any other bag that has the "eye-loop" attachment points -Cadet, EB, CP, DLBC, etc).

    Just like how the Absolute Shoulder Strap has the snap hook attached, I did the same thing with the Q-AM. Essentially, you just need two 1.5" snap hooks and two 1.5" Tri-glides - both of which you can get from the TB Accessory Parts page.

    Essentially, it looks like this:





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    In use, you can cinch it higher up if that is how you want it. This is my preferred way to wear my Pilot - it is so comfortable! YMMV but loosening and tightening is easy for me - once you understand how any messenger strap works. Essentially, to loosen the strap, just pull up on the end of the middle buckle with one hand. To tighten, just pull on the loose strap end. If your bag is heavy, you may also need to support the bag with your other hand to make it easier to tighten. This is how all the other messenger straps work that I know of. They may show one-handed tightening, but, IMHO it would only be doable for a lightly loaded bag.

    I looked at the Mission Workshop Shoulder Strap a while back and you could do the same thing to get it to work with the Pilot attachment point. I have to say it does look very cool and I was of the same mind as you (great minds think alike?). However, it uses 2" wide webbing for the strap and, IMHO, may be disproportionately wide for the size of the Pilot. If I recall, only the largest TB bags used 2" wide webbing and only in the early version (e.g. Super Ego). Even for those bags, they later switched to the 1.5" wide webbing.

    Hope this helps
    Cheers!
    Last edited by tpnl; 06-28-2015, 06:20 PM.

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  • ceb
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    Originally posted by weirdguy View Post
    I hate to bring this up again but I really hope I could learn more about the Q-AM Strap which I am in plan to add to my next big order.

    I stumbled across an another Made In America Bag, called Mission Workshop. I am really fascinated by its Shoulder Strap - its quickness in buckling up the Messenger Bag, even releasing it at very fast and smooth speed. I am not sure whether there is anyone owning Mission Workshop's Messenger Bag like the Monty 21L in the Forum but I hope to understand whether its de-attachable Shoulder Strap could be use with Tom Bihn's Messenger Bag. I really hope I could use it with my Parental Unit.

    I had tried to watch the official Tom Bihn's Video on the Q-AM Strap. The buckling up or pulling isn't that smooth enough. Plus, I think it is must to use 2 hands.

    Feel free to correct me, and welcome any suggestion or comments.

    In case one doesn't really understand what I am trying to ask, you could see this video https://youtu.be/Bz91e_12YDw?t=30s. The link directly show the action of quick pull (to buckle up) and quick release.
    Why are you linking to a Belgian website? In this environment, I'd be very cautious of clicking on a link.

    Quite frankly, I don't see an advantage of this strap (from the official website) over the Q-AM.

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  • marytattoo
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    Glad this came up because I've been wondering about adding the Q-AM strap to bags I currently have (ordered with different straps), including the PU.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

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  • weirdguy
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    I hate to bring this up again but I really hope I could learn more about the Q-AM Strap which I am in plan to add to my next big order.

    I stumbled across an another Made In America Bag, called Mission Workshop. I am really fascinated by its Shoulder Strap - its quickness in buckling up the Messenger Bag, even releasing it at very fast and smooth speed. I am not sure whether there is anyone owning Mission Workshop's Messenger Bag like the Monty 21L in the Forum but I hope to understand whether its de-attachable Shoulder Strap could be use with Tom Bihn's Messenger Bag. I really hope I could use it with my Parental Unit.

    I had tried to watch the official Tom Bihn's Video on the Q-AM Strap. The buckling up or pulling isn't that smooth enough. Plus, I think it is must to use 2 hands.

    Feel free to correct me, and welcome any suggestion or comments.

    In case one doesn't really understand what I am trying to ask, you could see this video https://youtu.be/Bz91e_12YDw?t=30s. The link directly show the action of quick pull (to buckle up) and quick release.

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  • weirdguy
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    Hello,

    I am thinking to get a Q-AM Shoulder Strap for my Pilot Messenger bag.
    I normally carry as Cross-Body Mode, high up. I felt the Standard Strap a bit hinder this high-up ability, as the padded section of the Strap got into way.
    Also, the Q-AM Shoulder Strap has more padded area and I assumed I would be more comfortable, walking (traveling) for a long day.

    But the Q-AM Shoulder Strap isn't built with Pilot in mind. There isn't any snaphook on any end.
    Would anyone care to share any possibility to make it work with Pilot or Co-Pilot?

    UPDATE: Nevermind, I found the solution at other post. Hide behind few pages of search results.
    http://forums.tombihn.com/how/7696-q...t-copilot.html
    Last edited by weirdguy; 08-26-2014, 05:19 AM.

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  • Mausermama
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    @moriond, yes, you were the final factor in my decision to pull the trigger on the strap, and I'm so glad I did! It has made a great bag even more functional for me! Thank you for the recommendation!

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by Mausermama View Post
    My first Tom Bihn bag ever was the Imago. I initially purchased the Absolute Strap to use with it, and that worked for quite awhile, but I was always frustrated at how it wasn't a quick adjustment on the length of the strap. About a month ago I ordered the QAM strap, and I must say that I love it so much better than the Absolute for this particular bag. It still distributes the load quite well, but I can pull it up or down so easily and I love how it can slide around so easily!
    @Mausermama I'm so glad the Q-AM strap worked for you! This is my preferred way of carrying the Imago, since the smooth nylon surface of the strap makes it easy to swing the bag around for access (which the grippy surface of the Absolute Strap does not), while the long padded area of the Q-AM strap does a good job of supporting the weight, and also works for cross body carry. On larger messenger bags like the ID bag, I'll use the Absolute Strap. I'm not using the strap to carry these bags high on my back, so the point at which I switch over straps is determined by the bag size (and hence weight) I feel comfortable carrying this way.

    I know that some people find it more comfortable to use the Absolute Strap with this bag, and it does take some initial adjustment to set this up comfortably the first time you use this strap, so I'm pleased this worked for you. At one time @Janine set up a traveling Imago with Q-AM strap for forum members to try, but we seem to have lost track of it.

    Thanks for reporting back on this. Enjoy your strap!

    moriond

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  • Mausermama
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    My first Tom Bihn bag ever was the Imago. I initially purchased the Absolute Strap to use with it, and that worked for quite awhile, but I was always frustrated at how it wasn't a quick adjustment on the length of the strap. About a month ago I ordered the QAM strap, and I must say that I love it so much better than the Absolute for this particular bag. It still distributes the load quite well, but I can pull it up or down so easily and I love how it can slide around so easily!
    Last edited by Mausermama; 07-03-2014, 06:04 PM.

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  • meekasmom
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    whoa. I will have to see this in a video, I think.

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  • renegadeot
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    I just wanted to say that I really like the model shots. At first I thought that when you meant tight aross the back I thought you meant you just swung the bag around behind you and made it tight, I didn't think of it across sideways like that. How do each of the bags fit on really thin people? Does a Imago fit better than a Ego? I'm pretty small, so I'm not sure if the Ego would be too big on me like that. The guy in the photo is pretty thin, it's hard to judge in the photo.

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  • Zephyrnoid
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    OK then friends ... It heads back to Tom Bihn HQ and Darcy will take from there.
    Let the Pass-Arounds begin!

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Zephyrnoid View Post
    Does this forum have a pass-around policy? If so, I'd gladly set up a pass-around on the Q-AM strap for people to become acquainted with it. I've not used it but for 20 minutes to set it up and compare the dynamic to the regular straps- otherwise it's in MINT condition.Darcy are you OK with that?
    Awesome idea!

    Can you send the strap back to me here at the TB headquarters? It's easier for us to send it out to forum members for our own tracking purposes, and we need to add a hang tag to the strap. :)

    Forum members who want to test the Q-AM strap - PM me!

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