I do work for IR... so i guess take that as you will. IR backbands are a really good replacement for a worn out backband. It should be really easy to replace the backband in your RPM. Our backbands our really durable. We rarely see our backbands fail... but sometimes parts will need to be replaced like webbing, ratchet straps and rarely the ratchets themselves. You should get years of trouble free backband use from one of our designs...but if something does happen we'll stand behind our gear. We have a full time repair staff ready to tackle any problem.