Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Paracord lanyard shoulder strap extender
This has been in my closet for awhile and since I'm hoping to go to the Blade Show this weekend, I would be taking my bag with me. I know paracord has been used to repair broken straps on packs and bags before, but I've not seen anyone use a paracord lanyard as a shoulder strap extender and thought someone might find the idea useful.
I've had my messenger/laptop bag for at least 6 or 7 years now, and the one thing that has bugged me about it is the shoulder strap. Even when fully extended, it's too short for my liking. If worn across the body, the bag sits mid-torso under my arm, just not comfortable for me. I'd prefer it extend down to where the bag sits on my hip.
I used about 12 feet of paracord which makes it a little longer than the usual paracord lanyard that I make like this. The lanyard with the swivel clip has about a 1 foot finished length to add to the shoulder strap. If I needed the lanyard for something else, it can be easily removed. The paracord could be tied directly to the bag for a more permanent solution if someone preferred it that way.