Mike once you compare the Cliptech system to the new Mastercraft 'system' you will see what I mean. With Cliptech you are able to attach and remove the components easily, switch them out on the fly, etc. The new Mastercraft belts are basically pouches that hang from the belt on a loop. Not so good. As for the suspenders, laugh all you want... When I am up a tree with a full compliment of tools, a cordless drill, hanger bolts, connectors, and a couple of CAST treelights there will easily be 30-35lbs lbs on that belt... a lot of weight to suspend from your hips and lower back all day long. The suspenders (part of the cliptech system) spread the weight across the shoulders and save a lot of money at the chiropractor!