First off hats off to HPG and their great customer service!
Came in Friday May 4th set it up Friday night over some Makers Mark. I have the KIT BAG 2.0 on the front and a CamelBak 3 liter hot shot mounted to the back of the recon harness? The hot shot had plastic D rings which I removed and added ITW split bar male and Female buckles on each side to mate with the Tara compression straps as it used to ride on the outside of the Tara strap into the compression straps. It is nice for colder weather but in the heat it adds up, so I decide let’s try the recon harness as a small footprint of the same concept. Saturday Cinco de Mayo went on a 6 mile jog, first mile had to get use the way it sits on the shoulders. Second mile dialed in the straps adjustments. 3rd mile getting my rhythm, I run the stabilizer kit bungee, I do not like the kit bag bounce at all, but start on the 4th mile the extra hugging effect and heat started to be a little much so I took it off and it provide just enough air to make it comfy the reaming 2 miles. Overall it did what I expected it to do and once I was use to how it fit and felt it was great.
Will try to post pix