Spartan745 posted in the Zulu Nylon Emissary thread that LA Police Gear put the much anticipated Sherman Messenger on their site for pre-order here. I called LAPG and the guy I talked to admitted they may have jumped the gun a little and had no idea when they would be getting any in despite the site saying the backorder is 1-2 weeks. However, a little more searching also found the Sherman in the catalog of Thomas Jacks, a UK-based distributor. Scotts Country, a sporting goods company also in the UK, has it on their site for a whopping $218 USD. I'd say this all points to the Sherman finally being released and likely before the holiday shopping season. I do have an email into Civilian Labs so hopefully they can shed more light on the availability question including when the bag will be offered on Gearbunker. I thought about pulling the trigger on the LAPG pre-order but I think I'm going to wait to see if I can catch one of their 15 or 20% off or free shipping sales before putting mine in. Rest assured, as soon as the Sherman is available, one way or another I will be acquiring one and doing a full review on it (like I did on the Kato earlier this year).