Tried again recently. Order went through without a hitch and the bag was delivered in less than a week. Shipping was a bit high at $18, but probably why I got it so rapidly. I didn't get to see the label or the packaging, as I had it forwarded to me. Purpose was to replace my Camelbak Linchpin; which I feel is too bulky for its internal capacity (which is more than I should need), I can't properly fit an ACH into the beavertail (though I can sort of wedge a CVC in there), and the Futura harness doesn't play well with LBE or winter layers.
My first impression is that this bag is small. I mean, that's why I bought it, but it still struck me as very small. It's pretty good if I don't have a helmet in the beavertail, but helmet stowage was one of the primary reasons I bought it. My 100 oz short Camelbak bladder was too wide. The 100 oz long fit well once situated, but I had to have the pack mostly empty every time I filled up. It's always an issue with every hydration carrier I've used, but it's much more noticeable with the AWS Yote. The ITW web dominator remains the best thing I've found for securing hoses when not in use, and the hose gets in my way a lot less than it does with the Linchpin.
Once I dropped my waffle in favor of the silkweight, I had more room to play with. I never needed the silk, extra undershirt, or socks. I did use my wet weather top once. I still only managed one field stripped MRE for food, and skimped on the hygiene supplies. Strapping the ww top to the bottom would free up space, but I'm worried about tearing it. The bag gets tossed a lot.
I did notice the shoulder strap attachment rotate once, and it's not immediately clear to me how I can easily replace it with other hardware. I'm 50/50 on leaving it as is and doing a hackjob replacement.
Other than those issues, the pack has performed extraordinarily well over the three weeks I put it to hard use. I'm quite happy with the purchase. I admit that I haven't tried rigging up a strap set to mount it directly to LBE, but as we're generally mounted the shoulder straps have worked well enough for now. It's on my list.
I am however still searching for pouches. Current frontrunner is BFG's medium vertical utility pouch, but adding $100 to a $135 bag hurts the wallet a bit. I know it's about the same as TT's pouch, so that's probably just me being poor. Current plan is to store food in one side and a small 16 oz Klean Kanteen in the other, with any other misc gear I might need to throw in.