I know the SIXSITE gear is so expensive because of the quality of the materials they use in their product. I went out to their shop in Dallas last week and the owner spent the better part of an hour answering questions and showing me his product. He told me about the materials they use in each piece, needless to say too much to get in to here; long story short, most brands donít use them because of the price point. Hands down the best gear Iíve got my hands on. Quality made stuff, made in the USA and owned and designed by a Navy SEAL doesnít hurt either.