Yeah, I can't really tell scale on here. But I use a thinner cable when I use the hard case and bolt. However, the hasp is still a bit bigger than a standard eye, though I like that design. By "stronger" I mean how his looks like it was anchored.
I don't use the hard case as much as I could, though. I'd say 75% of my travel is with the exact setup in the original pictures.
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