Been admiring my new Cinch strap and had a few opportunities to use it in the real world. Very nice, smooth action and most of all, comfortable. The comfort of the shoulder pad more than makes up for the added weight of the strap.
I realize now that the "big" size may be slightly large for me. At first, I thought it was perfect - and it is by itself. However, once I added the extended Op-Tech connectors and my QR modification, it added about 3" on each side and the strap is now at its smallest setting and fits just right. I'd like to have a little adjustability for when I'm wearing just a t-shirt, instead of a heavy jacket.
I may exchange, or I may just cut and re-stitch myself. Not sure yet, but leaning on the self-remedy option.
I had a few thoughts/questions. I would pay an extra $5-10 to have the aluminum fasteners anodized in a different color, say like red, blue or even black. I guess silver doesn't show scratches as easily, but still would like the option. Another question I had is why are the two fasteners on either side of the should strap different? One is trapezoidal and the other is a half moon shape. Just wondering why they didn't make both sides the same and cut design and production costs (re-syncing CNC machines, re-tooling, etc.).
That's it for now.