@HELM have you considered giving access to the front pocket with another zipper running parallel to the zipper on the right? This would allow access from either side and, if one wanted, run a pass through item like a jacket through there. I have the MSM Adapt which as this feature. I find it handy. If I knew how to add arrows I'd add them to show the zipper along the seam opposite the front panel zipper. Below is the MSM Adapt with pass through compartment. The inside is lined for hook and loop pouches which is nice for your V-Kits. Just a thought. Can't wait for you next development regardless.