Well... hmmm... how do I put this? My mesh gear was replaced because the EMS guys had to cut it off me. I don't care if your gear is nylon, cordura, kevlar or kryptonite, if they cut it off you, you're going to be replacing it.
My gear survived quite nicely. There were no tears and all the seams were fine. The fact is, a 650 pound bike landed on my back so lifting up my butt to get the pants off just wan't going to be allowed. Same for slipping the jacket off my shoulders.