Bensam123 wrote:Looking at it I could see some problems with holstering your items under your arms. Many people swing their arms when they walk or put them in their pockets, just having something under your arm will feel awkward and possibly uncomfortable, especially considering the dimensions of tablets and such that would fit in it. It looks a lot like a holster for a gun, which is probably where the idea came from. Guns, however, are smaller and much more compact. Their density largely resides in one area.
You can get some pretty minimalistic backpacks and brief cases are always classy. They make laptop bag briefcases now too, which is something to consider. Backpacks most definitely keep everything out of the way and the weight distribution is quite a bit better then something like this.
If you put a charger in this it will make it a lot bulkier unless you have something to manage the wires. Not everything is flat and pretty much one dimensional, that's also one of the pros of using a briefcase or backpack as they don't reside under your armpit. You also have to consider time to engage or how long it takes to actually use the device.
drfish wrote:I think you would notice if you tried one on that the space between your side and you arm is typically "available" - yes, it is not very comfortable to carry a tablet between your arm and your side if you are holding it in place with your arm and your side. With a TechSling it is being held there for you with no effort on your part so it "disappears" fairly effectively. The flat profile of a tablet (and the other side as well) doesn't need to fit any particular contour of your body because it generally hangs in the space without unpleasant contact to your arm or side.
Regarding your earlier comments, I haven't really discussed what the best way to put it on is but what you should do it put in on over your head like a t-shirt. Pick it up, sort out the left and right sides and with the arm holes hanging between your thumb and forefinger just slip it on over your head, its really fast and not awkward at all (take it off the same way). When it comes to harness comfort I'm fairly convinced any extra padding would really only add cost with no real payback. You guys who are testing them can correct me if I'm wrong but since the webbing is 1" wide (and very soft) when you add up the total contact area of it and the elastic you are talking probably 25-30 square inches of contact with your body which distributes the weight to something like a few onces per inch assuming 2lbs on each side - in other words something that really doesn't need additional padding at all. TheEmrys mentioned one of the pluses was not having it hold sweat to your body, that is another reason we wanted to avoid padding beyond what the harness naturally offered (and why the exact webbing we chose is so important to the overall comfort).
drfish wrote:Would you guys that have them already do me a favor and post a few pictures of them with your gear inside? You don't have to be in them like my first post of course but I am curious to seem more in use.
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