Hello. I'm an HF veteran and I am here to rant about jeans ripping and becoming essentially useless.
In the past few years these following pairs have become destroyed in the following order:
- Zaf 796 - 2008
- Zathan 71j 2009
- Viker 71j (within a year of ownership) 2009
- Zatiny 8WM (within a year of ownership) 2010
- Zatiny 88z (had it for a little over a year now) 2012
All of these jeans have developed tears near the crotch area and eventually holes grew and became unwearable. Zatiny 88z just got its 1st rip today.
I got the Zaf's patched from the inside and that was fine. Patching wouldn't look good with 88z though imo. Certain jeans you don't want to look messy.
I will say though, I wore both Zatiny pairs almost daily so I guess they did their duties. It's sad though that you'd have to wear your jeans less for them to last longer. It's a shame.