I'm glad this thread is here. I got mine last week and I'm a little lost as to what some of the straps are for. Aron, if you ever have the time, and I realize you won't for quite awhile, a video of the different uses for the various straps included would be great.
Anyone thought of removing the metal bar in the cargo panel to lighten it up?? I attach mine using the snap buckles farther up the panel vs using the slider bar attachment s at the base of the pack frame. Kinda scared to remove it if it is an integral part of the cargo panel.
I was not even aware it contained any metal to begin with?? I know the cargo chair has stays in it but as far as a soft compressable panel?? What is it's purpose?
Im not sure if it's metal... I'm thinking graphite rod.
I'm pretty sure it's purpose is to make it so nothing slides past the two straps that secure the bottom of the cargo panel to the bottom of the pack and to keep the bottom of the panel square.