Great, hope they work out.
I think your climate is a lot more mild so wear and tear accounts for more than battle with the elements. That is far from the case where I live. Over the lifespan of my PT bibs I've sent them back twice for free repairs and got a new chamois sewn in both times. They paid shipping both ways. The up front cost still hurts but the middle aged well off client that buys most of their high end items will never wear them enough to collect on that.