It is super boring tho and just simply a ‘pay more for your kit’ message. Why pay more? Alpinetsrars etc are made in Pakistan, as most brands are. You could say they have better standards, but do they? I bought M2M once, heavy as hell and would probably have failed these things too as they won’t have crash tested it! What a bunch of nonsense. Decent looking leather, well trimmed with 3 stitched at seams and Kevlar stretch panels is good with me and far better than your average Frank thomas set, double stitched at best and just stretchy material in those areas. I know, I paid £500 for a set and they split at first contact.