Hi, I have a little used Dririder Airmesh jacket about 7 years old. Suddenly the protective armour broke up into pieces. Shoulder armour and elbow armour. Always stored inside and never exposed to a fall or impact. Dririder's Brand Manager of McLeod Accessories emailed me a response as follows; "The Rubber will perish overtime especially if kept in a hot place like a garage, when constantly used it stays elastic when used infrequently it looses it's elasticity." I asked about when the effective life of body armour is over and a week later have no response. Makes me ask the question at which point in time was I not protected in the event of a fall.