Hi: I just loaded up my Stam for work tomorrow. It's got to be my heaviest bag yet. I thought the Paddington was heavy, but I think this one wins the prize. The chain is what is weighing it down. So I ask, have any of you Stam Owners ever taken the chain off and gone out without it? To me, the chain really makes the look of the bag, and it would be a shame to ditch it; however, my neck, shoulders and back need a break from time to time. What do you think?