I've had this one for over a year now. To be honest I'm not sure how long one of these should last because I have seen comments on breakages for other models and brands. But this one literally saved my neck this morning from a nasty slapshot at close range. It cracked but in the end I did not care since it did what it was supposed to do. I guess I have no reason not to get the same one again and I actually did just that today.