Last Saturday I decided to wash my motorcycle jacket and pants for the first time in about 5 years, brought it to the Laundry Mart. It got clean OK. But when I inspected my Tourmaster Epic jacket, which was pretty good all those years, I found that the shoulder pads had disintegrated, all crumbled up in peaces and I can't just replace them without cutting open the inner mesh liner. dang it, it looks like it is time to buy a new Jackett. I will make sure the next jacket has pockets to replace the armor pads.