Out of the last 5 articles of gear I purchased in the past 6 months, I have had to return 4 of them so far to the retailer, all faulty. Really annoying. While the main retailer I deal with is happy to exchange the faulty items, I wonder just how often this happens. Is it limited to certain brands or is a country of manufacture issue and the quality has plummeted recently such as being made by 10 year old slaves instead of the usual 12 year olds. So I would like to hear about your experiences regarding faulty gear that didn't last the distance. My experience over the past 5 years. Alpine star. 4 x gloves. 1 x faulty. Dainese. 1 x boots. Still good after one season. Dririder. 6 x gloves, 2 x pants, 1 x jacket, 1 x boots. 3 x gloves & 1 pants faulty. Icon. 1 x backpack, 1 x boots. All good. Ixon. 1 x jacket. Just finished it's 4th season. Rjays. 1 x jacket. About to start it's 6th season. RST. 1 x jacket. Faulty within weeks. Teknic. 2 x gloves, 1 x jacket. All failed. Gloves within weeks, jacket after 3 seasons. So out of 24 items in the past 5 years, 9 failed which is 37.5%. Pretty dismal. Overall, it's gloves that seem to fail the most for me, either they come apart at the stitching or they leak. Boots/shoes seem to be the best, no failures so far.