Claymore wouldn't answer the phone, didn't answer my e-mails and when they did, quoted a long wait. Sounds like they got their act together now though, this was last year.
The £99 one works and is perfect after a year. A chap I met with the £45 one thought it'd last a year but was happy that once proofed it was fine. It looked OK. This is only thick cotton, nothing high tech that would stop the Chinese making them. I've not seen any one with one since to compare 12 month old jackets with.
So, having spend £99 to be happy, assuming it'll be another couple of years before it'll be trashed, in 2013 I'll have to decide about spending £200+ with Claymore, £45 a year or another £99 with the Egyptians. The armour would indeed sway me towards Claymore but I think it really is a case of getting what you pay for.