My 2012 classic maple set has been everywhere with me. It even got hit by a freak rain storm and everything looks great on the set after 300 plus gigs. I went with champagne sparkle as I figured the lighter color would reflect the light. I have been outside in 90 degree weather with the sun beaming directly on the set, I pit my hand on the front of the tom and they weren't even warm. I uses cases and bring my drums into the house after gigs but other than that I have not done much. I'm surprised at how well this set has held up. They are like a tank.