Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Long term sun exposure damages the Cordura nylon fabric that many riding coats and pants are made of.
Good idea, contact the coat maker and see what their recommendations are for fabric life and armor life. The armor is easily replaceable and upgradable. The usual mail order vendors, Revzilla, etc., have upgraded armor. The SAS-Tech spine protector is one I use--it is a stiff foam that hardens when struck depending of the velocity of the impact.
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