Originally Posted by russellkt
One thought I have is that even if the outer material is compromised it seems that the padding underneath would also have to be compromised before one would have skin injuries. Of course the garment would need to be replaced but unless you have spent the big bucks or plan on crashing often it should not be a problem. In my crash at ~40mph, this was the exact outcome, the material was destroyed but pads underneath meant no skin damage except in the knee where the pads/abrasion resistant rode too low.
Yes, but a big part of staying unhurt once the outer shell wears through is Luck. Are the pads in the right spot when you touch down? Are they going to stay in place as you slide along the tarmac?
I still wear textiles, but I would not be surprised to get rash if I crashed above 30mph or so.