I can vouch for Brians stuff. He makes a quality product and your supporting his college education. I begged him for months on Rocks site to make me a MacCat Deluxe. I finally have it (It will be at Mt Rogers) and I love it.
I'm "challenged" when it comes to making my own gear, so I have to buy it until I learn to sew (Black Biship is working on that).
I agree, stick it to the man, and buy from the little guy.
Just Jeff made me do it