1. Both have MBtex, yes I do agree on the quality of MBtex.
2. On my 190E it has a few rips here and there from age, itís common to have wear and tear at the side lumbar supports on the side that you get in, your case on the right nearest to the door.
3. On the 260 however itís still OK, I guess the 190 been in the hot sun of Thailand then cold winters of Iceland. I just brought the 260 about a year ago from friend in California. The 190 I have for about 11 years and it has seen the world.
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GI but not GI Joe
They call me "The Thai GI"
Thai in the US Arsenal