I expect so. I think any layer that could take a thorn or a brushing against a big rock would work fine. I usually wear a pair of Reed pants and maybe a Mica jacket, for example. I often have a campfire, and it's the sparks that I'm trying to protect against. I usually don't wear these warm layers while hiking, but if I do, I always wear shells over them. I want to protect the fabric from pack shoulder straps and a log that I might sit on during a break.
I learned about protecting the WM shell fabrics the hard way. One night a few years ago, my naive cat was on patrol in the big back yard, and I saw a fox heading sneakily toward him. I threw on my Flight jacket and dashed outside to run the fox off. In my haste, I snagged a jacket sleeve on a rose bush, and it tore a 1" slice in the fabric. Since then, I nearly always wear a shell over these delicate pieces.