If you need quality kit and are actually going to use and abuse it, Trident Tactical should be on your radar. SEAL founded and maintained, their gear is pretty intuitive, and fills a lot of gaps without re-inventing the wheel. Their attention to detail on the little things goes to show that they listen to the end user. Part of this is probably due to the fact that they are based out of Coronado, CA. They are minutes away from the West Coast teams, and basically the epicenter of the SEAL universe. Getting feedback from the source has clearly helped them develop such great equipment. This isn’t my first rodeo with T3’s equipment. Plenty of guys in the Ranger Regiment use their hydration packs, including 2 that were in the first squad I was assigned to. They all seemed to hold up well and the guys that used them loved them.