I really like the capture flap on my Tara, allows me to add a velcro pouch on the inside for a little extra space. The only modification I would like would be switching the g-hooks to quick release buckles (just easier for my fingers). I think I would have to remove the metal 3-bar slider on the top loops of the Tara to do this. Any one have any idea why they are there? This would be a permanent modification, so I don't want to remove them if I am missing some designed utility for these.