I bought a Patagonia jacket back in 1988 (cost me an arm and a leg). I used it *hard* for many years (high school, college), then my bro sort of "borrowed" it for many, many years (went through his high school and college years, and then continued using it afterwards). I recently got it back from him and still wear it once in a while. Other than the cuffs wearing out (which I fixed), the rest of the jacket is intact. Amazing products.