Originally posted on TomBihn.com:
The Absolute Shoulder Strap has a unique, patented, internal control-stretch system that’s a lifesaver when carrying a heavy bag. It’s the ideal strap for those who carry hefty loads or simply want the most comfortable strap available. The Absolute Shoulder Strap combines a nonslip, ergonomically curved pad — made of soft, durable neoprene — with comfortable stretch backing to make bags feel 50% lighter and 100% more comfortable.
The Absolute Shoulder Strap is available in two version: with snaphooks and without snaphooks.
The Absolute Shoulder Strap with snaphooks:
We go the extra mile and add heavy-duty, all-metal snaphooks. Made in U.S.A. to our specifications, our snaphooks are double-plated with a matte black finish to keep them sharp looking for years. The Absolute Shoulder Strap with Snaphooks is designed to work with any bags (ours or otherwise) that have D-rings or equivalent hardware. TOM BIHN bags that accept the Absolute Strap with snaphooks include the Aeronaut, Tri-Star, Western Flyer, Co-Pilot, Empire Builder, Zephyr, Ristretto for iPad,Ristretto for 11″ MacBook Air, Ristretto for 13″ MacBook Pro/Air, Horizontal Brain Cell, Vertical Brain Cell, Checkpoint Flyer, Camera I-O and Cadet.
The Absolute Shoulder Strap without snaphooks:
This version comes without snaphooks because it’s designed to work with our bags that have toothed slides to accept webbing (as opposed to D-rings that accept snaphooks). TOM BIHN bags that accept the Absolute Strap without snaphooks include the ID, Ego, Super Ego, and Large Cafe Bag. On the pages for those bags, the Absolute Strap is offered as an upgrade from the included Standard Strap. (The Standard Shoulder Strap has a .25″ / 6 mm texturized rubber pad, high quality U.S. nylon webbing, and heavy-duty plastic snaphooks.) Note that, when the Absolute Shoulder Strap is selected as an upgrade from the Standard Shoulder Strap to the above-mentioned bags, the attaching hardware of the Absolute Shoulder Strap (snaphooks and slides) are not required and are not included.
Of course, at TOM BIHN, we’re somewhat perfectionists: we make sure the webbing of our Absolute Shoulder Strap is our own top quality U.S. made nylon webbing, which lasts and looks better longer than the standard polypropylene. The strap is adjustable from 20″ to 52″.
|.375″ / 10 mm neoprene padding|
|Double-coated heavy duty metal snaphooks made in USA especially for TOM BIHN|
|1.5″ / 38 mm nylon webbing made in USA for TOM BIHN|
|Made in USA|
|Adjusts from ~ 20″ to ~ 52″ / ~ 510 to ~ 1320 mm|
|Weight: 8 oz / 230 grams|