I just recently bought some new shinguards (about $35 US) and was out at a state park going through some trails when I snagged the back of one of the guards off of an old thorn bush, which tore it off. Needless to say, it’s of little use now. I probably won’t be able to return them either.
Oh, and coincidentally, just when I realized what happens, I took my attention off of riding and to the armor that lay five feet behind me. Seconds later, I was on the ground with a bloody shin.