The thing about Filson is you need to amortize the cost of the product over a decade or two. They have lifetime guarantees and I believe free repairs on many of their items. I recently purchased a medium duffle second hand off eBay and the material is absolutely bomb proof. I don't ever see the need to have this repaired unless it's left in the back of a pickup bed for months on end. They also age and patina well giving each bag a unique look. Understand it's not for everyone but I certainly appreciate stuff like that. I think you'll be impressed with the bag and build quality.They wanted over $30 for expedited shipping and I'm a cheap-ass when it comes to things that don't last including fancy restaurants which pisses off my wife, lol. It looks expensive for a bag, but you go out to eat 5-6 times at even an Outback and compare what you have at the end of those two purchase choices; one just got flushed down the drain, literally.