I frequently use the gym (weights and cardio) so my gear is always subject to wear-and-tear.
There are certain exercises that request specific gear for a safer and better work out such as "dead-lifts"; deadlifts need straps when you hit heavy yet upon inspection, every sports shop lacks such an essential piece also a proper back-support belt.
All the above, and more, I found at Arnolds' and I've already advised many of my friends and peers to have a visit.
The prices are reasonable, if not cheaper at times.
In a nutshell "Quality at a reasonable price."