I'm still not the most experienced with various brands, and I know most will just say go eBay, but my experience so far with Maratac has been fantastic. I only have one other off brand to compare them to, but the difference is extremely obvious and it's not hard to see where the extra money goes. As far as no name straps from eBay and such go, I'm sure you could find equal quality straps for less, but I also think the chances of finding lesser quality straps is far more likely. I like that they stamp their name on their products. Sometimes you pay for a name, but we're not talking about Nikes here, this is a small obscure little market with so much competition. To me, that name laser etched on the buckle says they want the world to know their product apart from the rest, and I like that. The difference was only $5 per strap from the no name that I bought at the mall, and for something I'm wearing every single day, that's an acceptable price.