I can hear neo already...
I haven't used this model, but I have several others that don't have side tie-outs. The sides don't make it confining at all, but sometimes they hang down and get flappy. No big deal - I still think my homemade ones are more comfortable than my HH Backpacker.
Edit - HAHA - he beat me to it! Neo - I edited the quotes so it's easier to tell what you wrote and what you were quoting.
“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story
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