If you don't want to support US manufacturing and the repurposing of billboard ads, then yes, definitely go with another bag. Heckler Ultimate is a tiny company. It doesn't have a multi-million dollar R&D department, access to high-tech coatings and chemicals, and mass-manufacturing capabilities. It does, however, have clear values and stands by them, backed by a small team of local producers. Building anything in the US is wildly expensive, but to us, the huge benefits to your community absolutely outweigh the costs.