Someone gave me a Maxpedition Lunada. It was great. I don't carry a gun in a backpack, and I don't EDC any tools except my wallet and keys. The Maxpedition sling was perfect for catching the hats, glasses, sunscreen, drinks, and jackets (tied on) that previously kept my hands full when out with the youngster. And I really appreciated being able to swing it around to the front when I sat down.
Well, I left my Maxpedition in a hotel room (RIP). I'm looking to replace, and would strongly prefer US-made, but I've only found the TravTac Onyx, which is really just a bigger, simpler (too simple), less attractive version of the Maxpedition Lunada. FWIW, the Onyx is also a bigger, simpler, less attractive version of the foreign-made TravTac offerings.
If I can't find anything else, I may end up just flipping a coin. I'm trying VERY hard to talk myself into the Onyx, but not much success with that so far. I'd like to know if there are other offerings out there that I haven't found. Doesn't have to be tactical, but I want some overflow capacity.
Or maybe help me talk myself into the Onyx.