I like the same types of features in my pack. Unfortunately, I have NEVER found a pack made with my preferred standards/features. So, I make changes!

I add pockets, add features, reenforce lash points, etc., etc., etc. If the "gut strap" isn't short enough, MAKE IT SHORTER (or switch it out, make a better one).

Too many people want too many things done for them, handed to them, given to them. Just get it done!

The better, more experienced, outdoor enthusiasts tend to be that way (among other personality traits). Think about it.