I agree, but how would I do that? Don't own a sewing machine, much less one able to sew heavy vinyl-backed cordura. I'm a lifelong backpacker and pretty clever with straps and coming up with my own whizbang mods to some of the packs and tents I've owned, but I avoid sewing. When I really really had to, I used a speedy sewing awl
. I have a boxful of fastex tri-glides, d-rings, buckles and the like but don't see how they could be used in this situation. Got a specific way to do this?