I finally got around to buying a Verto 26 after finding it 30% off at my local outfitter. I purchased some mesh and used some silnylon to fashion the pockets. I can't take credit for the sewing though. My wife's grandmother is a seamstress and made short work of the project. I'm very happy with the results. Used it on an overnight this week and it performed flawlessly. One note though, ripping the side seams where the compression loops are was a pain! All of those bar tacks took 2 hours to remove but it was well worth it.
After the trip.