well my gloves, shin guards, and skates fell apart on me within 2 months. my bauer gloves and jofa shin guards lasted me years before that. my new bauer gloves and rbk shin guards have now lasted me 2 years and are still going strong. but it's cool. if it works, then it's all good. i know some people who swear by mission. but for me, i'll never give them another dollar.