Podsacs is looking at re making the super teardrop and I was chatting to one of their representatives via the Podsacs Facebook page and he is after feedback from us climbers about whether the super teardrop is still wanted, any updates that'd be good etc.
If you could find the time to drop him a message that'd be great https://m.facebook.com/podsacs?__user=633156492
I can't remember how big the teardrop was, but I like the clamshell zip on the escape pod - good for travel/trekking stuff as well as the usual. Maybe a more padded, but removable hip belt? The non stretchy side pockets are a pain too, you can get a bottle in them - just not when it's on your back.