I've had my Tri Top & Shorts for 2 years now; still using them. The shorts get used heavily for swim training in the pool & began fading probably 2/3 months back. The Tri Top never got introduced to a pool, i.e. chlorine, and so looks pretty much brand new. The chlorine effect is pretty similar across all brands, I've found out. So, barring that, the shorts have been great as well. And for 1/2 the price of my Sugoi kit, the TriOKC Mt. Borah kit is very much worth the investment.