Reversing the strap on a F-1X?
I just received an F-1X, as the F-5XZ I normally use is too small to travel with.
The bag is great, but one thing that is bugging me is the gripper strap! I appreciate it's purpose, but I cannot stand it! I keep the bag behind me, and then swing it forward when I want to open it. The gripper strap makes this very awkward. On the F-5 I have simply worn the strap with the gripper strip facing out, so it is like it is not there.
But with this new F-1X, flipping the strap is not possible! The clips that hold the strap do not swivel, and the strap is folded back on itself and sewed in place. I cannot see a way to remove and flip it over. :(
I was thinking of having a friend sew it back together, if I cut the seams and reverse it, but that scares me! I guess I can just cover the gripper side with some tape??
Do you think it would be possible to cut out the rubber threads, or would that destroy the strap?
I know this seems silly, it really does appear to be a great bag otherwise. I know this is really going to bug me until I get it sorted out :p.
Thank you for any response, I think it is great you guys have the forums here, and actually respond to your customers comments!