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    Has anyone else ever seen knock offs of major outdoor clothing brands before? I bought a Drake hoodie at the hunting show today, for what seemed like an amazing $15. Upon further inspection, some of the stitching was sketchy, and the sweater just didnt feel like very good quality. Who knows if that was because it was a knock off or the Drake quality is going downhill. It had all of the normal Drake tags, but it wasn't sold from what I would consider a reputable dealer. Has anyone else had experiences like this?

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    thanks for the heads-up, I have noticed some stuff of lower quality from cabelas but I think it is just another made in China product, order the same hat 2 years later, same name and description but new contract with a new lower bidder in china, totally different fit
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    i was looking at most of the Drake line at bass pro earlier on in the year and noticed the quality to be garbage compared to browning or red head. they definitely have sold out on the quality for higher margin.

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    how was the show? i want to go tomorrow with the wife and kid. is it worth the 50 bucks?
    or should i go hunting for coyotes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevietangles View Post
    how was the show? i want to go tomorrow with the wife and kid. is it worth the 50 bucks?
    or should i go hunting for coyotes?
    go hunting, read my post in the outher thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNTDUCKER View Post
    Has anyone else ever seen knock offs of major outdoor clothing brands before? I bought a Drake hoodie at the hunting show today, for what seemed like an amazing $15. Upon further inspection, some of the stitching was sketchy, and the sweater just didnt feel like very good quality. Who knows if that was because it was a knock off or the Drake quality is going downhill. It had all of the normal Drake tags, but it wasn't sold from what I would consider a reputable dealer. Has anyone else had experiences like this?
    I bought a couple of the Legendary Whitetails swetshirts there on Saturday. I don't know if there knock offs or just factory seconds which a company usally throws out or sells them for discounted rate in bulk to who ever wants them to make some money back. I went over the shirts I got when I was there and guessed them to be factorys seconds becauseI found a couple of "mistakes" in the shirts that were done while making ( ie: missed threads, marks on the shirt). I've wanted to order from Legendary so I checked the shirts with what is online and everything is the same. I just noticed on the papers tags the shirts, they were mark as if they failed finally inspection. So it's really hard to say if there were knock offs or factory seconds,but my guess is factory seconds.
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    They could be seconds. As long as it keeps you warm!

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    They should be sold as seconds such as electronics as supposed to have the refurbished sticker on the item when they are repaired and put back on the market. We seem to be getting more and more of these substandard products for quite high prices. I will pay good dollars for quality product however it's getting tougher to find these days. This is the age of maximim profit for minimum quality and regulators don't care because they get their share of the pie. Very disposable world we live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNTDUCKER View Post
    Has anyone else ever seen knock offs of major outdoor clothing brands before? I bought a Drake hoodie at the hunting show today, for what seemed like an amazing $15. Upon further inspection, some of the stitching was sketchy, and the sweater just didnt feel like very good quality. Who knows if that was because it was a knock off or the Drake quality is going downhill. It had all of the normal Drake tags, but it wasn't sold from what I would consider a reputable dealer. Has anyone else had experiences like this?
    my wife and daughter were there yesterday,and my daughter purchased a Drake hoodie and it is fine, but she had also checked it out fully before she purchased it.
    we also checked it out fully, she and myself, after reading the first post. everything is fine.
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    I'm sure there are knock offs out there. That said, I haven't found legit Drake stuff to be of particularly good quality.

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