You stated that "All the mfg of TO gear can provide you with any combination of materials desired. " This is a false statement on two levels. First, some outer shell materials require specific inner shell materials or shouldn't be used with certain inner shell materials or vice versa. So, technically you can't necessarily get "any combination" desired.
Second, Securitex has at least 1 outer shell fabric (2F3) that is not available from any other manufacturer. At the time we did our spec, they had another, but I can't recall the name off hand (dura something I think). Globe has/had(?) a reinforcement material (Dragonhide) that is not available from other manufacturers (except Cairns).
I found this information from sources other than TFG/MP.
I agree that there is certainly more choices available than we probably need, but I didn't find it very hard to sort thru those choices when doing our specs.In any case there are more material choices on the market than are needed or which anyone can logically chose from (at each major level of protection).
I can't comment on the Veridian since I've never seen it and I have limited exposure to Janesville in terms of their sewing quality, but I don't care for some of the design aspects of their gear. However, I totally disagree that MP has the poorest construction/sewing. Our current MP gear is far superior in all aspects to the Securitex gear it replaced.I have sets of MP, Janesville, and Veridain. MP is the poorest construction/sewing. Lots of great PR/marketing materials though. Of the 3 Veridian is best in the bang for the buck.
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