I love my MLD Newt BUT I have one of the earlier versions without the front mesh pocket. I have asked a couple people if they would sew one in for me and they did not want to rip seams and sew in the pocket, they didn't want to weaken the seams. My next thought was making a stuck sack with tie out loops that can connect to the bungee loops already on the front of the pack. I might still try this, but I have a new idea...
I am thinking of sewing two parallel daisy chains on the front of the pack about an inch in from the side seams. Then I could attach a pocket or anything else. I got the idea from the daisy chains on the front of the HMG summit and porter packs. I would imagine this would be more structurally sound than attaching the pocket to the bungee tie outs. What are your thoughts on this? Should this hold up?
I could then sew up a MYOG stuff pocket based on HMG's.