After market frame sheets may void your gear warranty. For example, GORUCK has taken the stance that any damage to the frame sheet pocket caused by third party frame sheets (i.e. Ruck Customs) will void the SCARS warranty. In order to avoid this, we cut our frame sheets narrow enough to slide into sleeves easily and test random sheets in our own bags before sending them out. GORUCK has since updated guidance that these frames do not conflict with SCARS warranties.
We've sold thousands of frames over the years and have not yet received any complaints where one of our frame sheets has caused damage. If that damage does happen though, we will refund you for the sheet but will not cover any additional costs.
If you'd like a little more peace of mind, you can follow the GORUCK recommend method of installing which simply places the Kydex in the laptop compartment. If you plan on doing this, please contact me and I will be able to cut your sheet a little wider in order to provide a better fit.
As a note on product appearance, we do make our frames by hand. There will be minor variations piece to piece and there may be some scuffs or scrapes that happen in the process.