The only thing I'll add is that several of the German grey market dealers on chrono24 will sell you a new Orion for 25 - 30% off the retail price. I used mychrono a few weeks ago and was very pleased with the transaction. Before buying used, I would at least check out what a new version will cost you.
I had the exact same experience with that fabric. I lost about an inch in length, which has me now needing to order a replacement pair and contemplating getting them an inch longer than my normal order.