Those engels look really nice, so I called my husband and asked him whether the department had researched the engels before buying the yetis. He said yes, and that the reason they chose not to buy the engels is that they are made in China, whereas the yeti is made partly in the US and partly in the Phillipines. That's your cost difference right there. It's like my Springbar tent that is made in the US and the very similar and nice Kodiak tent, which is made in China. It's hard to completely avoid goods from China, assuming you want to, but my household and my husband's workplace both try as hard as we can to choose goods made mostly in the US.