Excelled has cut the price for a G-1 to $310, which seems to me a better than good price. From reading this board for months, I know how much you all seem to like the Excelled. Any tips before I pull the ripcord on this? I would be particularly interested in Thor's opinion. I would expect to get the acrylic collar replaced with a new one later, I guess. Is Excelled still a issued-item supplier? As has been discussed on this board, like many of you I have become extremely skeptical of company claims they are suppliers to the military. I was in the Army, and I can tell you, there is either a legitimate contract, or there is not. Don't show me size charts you say you send to a military unit, and then claim you're an official supplier. In my units we always had vendors trying to sell us things - sweatshirts, tees, PT gear. I suspect in the flight units it is the same, but the vendors also sell flight jackets. That is "selling to the military members," not "official supplier to the military." That's my rant for the day. So. Last chance to talk me out of the Excelled. I'm just hoping summer is further delayed so I can wear the thing before September.