I re-read most of this thread but am still looking for a little clarification on a few features:
-Aside from the noted, input-fueled changes, will the pack still look like the example on Page 3 of this thread (from your post on 12 December 2017)?
-Waist belt or no?
-Approx. capacity? It looks like a 30L pack to me, but I could be wrong.
-Has the inside of the pack been tested with most of the available hook-backed aftermarket pouches available (LBX, BFG, et al.)? Some of the loop/female velcro out there doesn't allow as good a purchase as others.
-Anything on the shoulder straps to facilitate routing of comms or hydration hoses?
-What kind of internal frame or support are we talking about?
Apologies in advance if some of this has been covered already. It's a long thread and I didn't re-read it word for word.