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FAKE with all the signs of authenticity
May 10, 2019
I’ve included as many photos as possible! This counterfeit pack has all the easy ‘signs’ of being authentic - the poor construction and flimsy fabric were the giveaways.
All buttons had the fox and WASA 6, all zipper pulls had the fox on one side, name brand on the other, and YKK on the side. There was a Swedish flag, the reflective logo, a thick pad with the sticker on it, the tag with the correct item number, and the hang tag with the multi-colored crown.
It’s as if someone had a checklist of materials to include, but couldn’t hide the terrible construction. Loose threads, unbound edges, Swedish flag sewn crookedly, messy stitches, loose loops in the straps, fox buttons facing all directions, the name and contact label that felt like paper and looked about to rip, and a bunched up zipper stitch that caused the zipper to stick and separate. The sticker on the pad was on the opposite side of where it is usually placed, and the material is so flimsy that (you might be able to see in one of my pictures) I could see sunlight clearly through the gaps in the weave of the fabric.
I had the package in my hand and within 20 minutes had the photos taken, refund process started, and a replacement ordered directly from the brand’s website.
This was a ‘fulfilled by Amazon’ order and, per the brand’s website, Amazon is an authorized reseller, but still counterfeits are being sold. You can give it a shot like I did, but ordering directly from the brand eliminates the extra steps involved if you receive a fake. Good luck!