Many threads have addressed this issue before: The strap on the First is way too short to wear it messenger, unless you want your bag right in your armpit lol. I would LOVE to be able to wear it messenger style. Has anyone ever tried using different strap attachments on their First? Any ideas for lengthening the strap? Do people ever sell their straps on eBay?? (ha ha, I think that last one is a long shot, but you never know! :shame Ideas / suggestions?