I am of little help since my primary is a Patriot Jr release and my backup is a Scott. I have beat and abused the Patriot for about 7-8 years and will use it till the Velcro won't stick. I use it and clean it and have never had problem for $15 release. But get a good one and get use to it and many years use ahead of it.
Brayden (Lazy L's Southern Comfort) you will be missed! You were more than a pet you were my reason to rise and return for many days! You were my rock!