This is a really well made gear sling. The webbing is mil spec (at either 1"or 3/4" and the buckle looks like it is straight off one of their harnesses. There is sewn loops on the webbing at the shoulder pad as well.
The only drawback to this sling is the fact that it is just one major loop. When you have a full rack setup it gets messy and the weight of all your gear can make it hard to get to a piece stuck in the middle with pieces pushing on it on both sides. However, the one huge loop makes for a good cleaning sling, as you can just clean and go.
I ended up going with a Metolious sling for my lead rack as it has the 4 separate loops to help keep you gear separated, and keep this one for 'other'.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend