I’ve begun to see this minimal concept more and more often now in the gear industry. Crye Precision has shown off this concept last year (from what I remember) and S&S Precision has their version of it as well. Whereas I’m not completely sold on it yet, I am still open to it.
The Hypalon material used is STRONG and also being widely accepted by various gear manufactures. Crye has been using it on their JPC and I believe First Spear uses a lot of it as well. From what I can tell is that it’s definitely not cheap material but to offset the cost they laser cut it (reduces excess waste). This combined with the R&D costs definitely makes this reasonable at $175. I also hear that S.O.Tech might be doing something with it as well.
Glad to see the industry moving forward with space age materials. Remember how only a few years ago 1000D Cordura was the industry standard?