I did a search and didn't find anything conclusive, so... anyways, i am looking for a new light(er)weight rig since i am not getting any younger. i was looking at gk's neo stuff, having been very happy with the gk products i have owned in the past, but then i checked out ea's website and noticed that they mention their cabinets covering doesn't abosorb smoke and odors. Now i have never heard ea's stuff (and i will try before i buy) but being a non-smoker with a sensitive nose, i think that this is a cool idea. so this begs the question, does tolex absorb smoke from bars and such? i know some of it is not as durable as carpet and such, but i baby my gear (as anyone who has bought any of my old gear will attest) so that's not as big an issue to me. thanks for all your input.