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Old 10-21-12, 01:11 PM
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I love my Duluth stuff for canoe-camping and day-hiking, but I like lighter stuff for cycling, so I haven't tried their bike gear. Not much maintenance required. Mine aren't old enough to show any wear at all -- they still look brand-new. People claim they pretty much last forever -- I'd agree with fuzz2050 that if you destroy them, it'll be through abrasion. They take abrasion much better than ultralight hiking fabrics, and I'm not sure anything aside from rubber or solid leather would take abrasion any better, but it is the easiest way to damage canvas or Cordura.

Duluth claims their waxed canvas gear doesn't need annual re-waxing, so I haven't done anything to it except let it dry when it's gotten wet before putting it away.
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