ok heres the story - had 3 dri rider items - jacket needed replacing in the first week as the zips were broken. The zip on the cuff of my pants then broke (prob about 2-3 years old but probably worn less than 100 times??). Then today, the zip on one of the boots disintegrated. So 3 dri rider items. 3 broken zips. Whilst the pants and boots are a few years old (I bought them all from Yamaha City when they had a 1 day sale on a few years back), they have hardly seen much wear. Now as far as I know, zips don't wear out over time when they are not being used? I wrote to McCleoud Accessories, who make dri rider gear, and was told that I "shouldn't pull too hard and not in a non-straight direction" ie told me I didn't know how to use a zip - something I have used successfully for the 40 years that I have been on this planet without any other brand disintegrating. Basically the arrogant "Brand Manager" was not in the slightest bit interested in either helping me, or finding out more about why his product is breaking. So what are peoples thoughts on 1) the fact that these zips disintegrate on me (none of my Shift, dainese or alpinestars stuff have had any problems) and 2) the attitude of the McCleoud Accessories Brand Manager????