How often do other departments replace their turnout gear?, my Dept. currently replaces it after 5 years....that is ok with me, considering where we keep it stored, however.....some of the gear looks hardly used, and i know there was a question about the vapor barriers awhile ago, just wondering if any one knows of a manufacturers recommended time for replacement.

we were using Globe fire gear...however due fiscal matters we are now going to FireDex any one have any problems with that gear?