Originally Posted by Nataku
This. I can't see why this would be a shameful purchase unless they sat in a closet unused with the tags still on it.
I have some Arcteryx gear and the stuff is made very well. It's definitely paid for itself over the past 5-6 years. It's well worth the price at retail, even though I got the stuff super cheap.
It's shameful more or less because I had preexisting items that were fine: shell, 30L pack,...