Wrong. The straps are totally different. Brand new buckles and ratchets. The base tray is stiffer than the typical Stage 3 base due to the undyed nylon.
Looking at those pictures suggests otherwise. Could you elaborate on how the straps and ratchets are different? Even the stitching is the same. I mean we'll all know soon enough when we get them.
I wonder if Union Inhouse will back up your claim that the Atlas baseplates are stiffer on the Factory??
Again, we'll know for sure when we ride them.