The photos are from a Napa Gold 1356 and a Purolator Pure One 14610. Both fit my Nissans. The 1356 is from my Titan, 7500 miles using 5W-30 Pennzoil Ultra. The 14610 is from the Altima, 4000+ miles using PYB 5W-30. I am not comparing the performance, but the media size and build of both.
Here is the 1356 opened. Silicone ADBV, Thread End Bypass. Coil spring for bypass. Media held up well. Thick Nitrile gasket. Large inlet holes.
PureOne Breakdown. Silicone ADBV, Funky bypass spring (looks like a 45rpm record adapter), Silicone gasket (thin), smaller inlet holes, but more of them. Media held with metal clip. Media held up fine.
Media comparison: PureOne on top, NG on bottom.
Base of 1356
NG's media. Seam is glued. Less pleats than P1 (I did not count, just eyeballed).
I would use either one with confidence. I like the P-1's grippy can, and silicone gasket. I like the NG's thick gasket, and coil spring for the bypass.
Right now I am experimenting with a XG7317 (gold can) on the Titan. Altima has a PL14610. The Extended guard seems to be a good filter and I got it for less than the NG. I will buy NG's when Napa has them on sale though. PureOne's seem to be the best bang for the buck on my Nissans.