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Fake Arcteryx on eBay (Gamma Lt)


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Ma Ja · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

Just wanted to show the obvious signs that your new Arcteryx garment from eBay is fake. First thing I noticed was the.cuffs on the garment had zero stretch, so little that it wouldn't open enough to put my hand with a light glove through. Realizing there's no way Arc would make such a mistake in their design, I looked closer at the garment and noticed both of the dead bird emblems were absolutely awful in comparison to a legit one. Main things to look for: the stitching on the logo SHOULD BE reflective on most garments. This one was just normal "cotton" like stitching. The other signs are a crooked tail instead of a small wobble towards the base and then dead straight till the end. And lastly, the interior of the logo is just plain sloppy.

Hope this helps run these people off of eBay. Past year's pieces are the only way into Arcteryx for folks like me who don't have a ton of money, so I hope eBay continues to thrive in this area, but beware of the fraudsters like user Gregodeard who is currently still selling this piece. 

Kango L · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0
Ma Ja wrote:

Just wanted to show the obvious signs that your new Arcteryx garment from eBay is fake. First thing I noticed was the.cuffs on the garment had zero stretch, so little that it wouldn't open enough to put my hand with a light glove through. Realizing there's no way Arc would make such a mistake in their design, I looked closer at the garment and noticed both of the dead bird emblems were absolutely awful in comparison to a legit one. Main things to look for: the stitching on the logo SHOULD BE reflective on most garments. This one was just normal "cotton" like stitching. The other signs are a crooked tail instead of a small wobble towards the base and then dead straight till the end. And lastly, the interior of the logo is just plain sloppy.

Hope this helps run these people off of eBay. Past year's pieces are the only way into Arcteryx for folks like me who don't have a ton of money, so I hope eBay continues to thrive in this area, but beware of the fraudsters like user Gregodeard who is currently still selling this piece. 


Kango L · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

No, there are many DB garments that use regular stitching for the logo.But yours is definitely a fake.

Spacey Hall · · Burque, Land of Enchossment · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 5

You got a picture of the neck tag? I feel like that is usually the dead give away on these.

Taco Land · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 0

I thought I'd chime in as I also purchased a fake Gamma LT from the great ebay seller Gregodeard. Taking the jacket out of the box it was immediately apparent to me that the jacket was fake. First clue was that the neck tag was only attached on one side. Others clues were poor embroidery and just plain sloppiness all over. 

To make matters worse, I opened a return request via ebay and the seller contacted me through email with an address to send the jacket back to. Like a dumbass I shipped the jacket back to the provided address and now the seller has opened a case with ebay saying he hasn't received the jacket because I sent it to the wrong address. So not only is this super awesome guy selling counterfeit Arc'teryx products on ebay, he is also trying to scam me out of having to refund my money. I have a case open with ebay, we'll see how it goes..

Kango L · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

Wow those seams are terrible.

Ma Ja · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

Yep, I gave eBay shit about allowing a seller to sell fakes and they claim they are investigating. So, hopefully with your case and mine, they will shut him down. I got a quick refund from the dude, but eBay set up the return directly. I told eBay I refused to contact the seller and they handled to whole thing.

Taco Land · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 0

I sent pictures (and a link to this thread) to Arc'teryx and they confirmed that the jacket was indeed fake. They said they were also going to contact ebay and try to get this guys account shut down. I noticed the seller has since removed all his fake Arc'teryx products from his listings. Also, I was finally able to get ebay to refund my money after providing them proof that the seller was trying to scam me. This was a bit of process since the proof I had was through private email and not through the official ebay message system. Props to ebay for their diligence in reviewing my case.

Glad to hear things worked out for you as well Ma Ja. 


abandon moderation · · Tahoe · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 118

I'm a sucker for a good deal, but I try not to buy this kind of stuff from ebay.

One time I was in the market for a Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero parka.... cheap on ebay! Thing is, one of the sizes they were selling was XS, and MH never made an XS. I never ordered it to confirm it was fake.


The thought of getting out in some gnarly conditions though, only to figure out that your gear is counterfeit... yikes. Definitely people should be trying to confirm their used gear is legit, as you did.

SeƱor Arroz · · LA, CA · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 10

I think one of the takeaways here is to never return obviously counterfeit goods to the seller. Because then you lose any proof that it's really counterfeit. eBay and Paypal are both really good about refunding buyer money in the case of fakes. And, yes, with a company like Arc or Patagonia you can contact them and they actively pursue counterfeiters.

I recently bought a Weber BBQ light on Ebay that looked perfect, even when I installed it. But one day my grill got a little warmer than usual and the light just MELTED. Clearly not a genuine Weber product. I posted a review describing what happened and that I believed the item was fake. The seller refunded my $$. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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