Eddie Bauer has this wonderful satisfaction guarantee that helps protect your purchases. In the past, we've been able to bring back items that did not last anywhere near as long as they should have, and gotten them taken care of for free. Read--you will not get stuck with a defective product. If you keep your shopping eyes attuned, you can usually find a few that are on sale at great prices. The sales people are friendly, and if you find the right one, they'll even help you fit the band.