I purchased a set of pouches from Jim more then 10 years ago. I still love them and they are still in excellent condition. They show some wear, but have no holes or tears. I do mostly asphalt roofing so I have problems with my hips, and I switched to suspenders years ago. Since then I have re-configured my pouch system many times, using different types of belts and suspenders, always using my Diamond Back pouches. I now use a competitor’s beltless suspender system with my Diamond Back pouches. I don’t think I will have to buy another pouch before I retire. If I do, it will be another Diamond Back!!! The hammer holster is the best invention ever!!! It’s even better than sliced bread!!!