Nov 5, 2010 at 12:31 am #1265158
Great deals on mont-bell wind jackets that weigh 2.6 oz on ebay right now! 35 bucks plus 12 for shipping from Japan still ends up being around 35 off retailNov 5, 2010 at 10:15 am #1661434
Can anyone confirm if these are legit? I've seen them on ebay for the past couple of years, and they are always in colors/styles that montbell either doesnt produce, or no longer produces. They are also being shipping from HK not Japan, which raises suspicions in itself.Nov 5, 2010 at 11:49 am #1661466
@zalmen_mlotekLocale: Northwest CT
Yeah these scream knock-off to me, but maybe someone knows Montbell products well enough to confirm.Nov 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm #1661471
@rbeardLocale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
SCREAM knockoffNov 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm #1661521
@paintplongoLocale: Hopefully on the Trail
Don't buy one.Nov 6, 2010 at 9:06 am #1661673
These 'Montbell's are on eBay 24/7/365, same colors/same sizes/same price for at least the last year, maybe longer.
I agree it's a good price IF these are real, not counterfeit. I notice they are always S/M/L, never XL or larger, and since MBs are said to run small even the L's do not fit many people.
Any MB experts out there who can give a definitive yes/no?Nov 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm #1661701
I had a look at the sellers feedback and he's got a lot of positive feedback from buyers of these, so if they are fake no one is noticing. This guy sells all name brand stuff (Oakley, Hollister, A&F etc) and his overall feedback score is 99.5% on over 1000 transactions in the past 1.5 years, so it's hard to believe he's dealing fakes. He's only got 4 negative feedback scores ever and none of them have to do with the authenticity of the item.
Edit: I just noticed that one of the positive feedbacks below for an Oakley item says 'doubtful authenticity'….interesting. Kinda weird he would say that and give positive feedback, but perhaps he's just saying that because the price is so low.Nov 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm #1661734
I purchased one of these a little less than a year ago from the same seller, and the jacket *seems* fairly well-made (nice seams, light material, elastic cuffs, cool bicep zip-pocket with small zipper,
It's very light, and packs down quite small. Feels and looks a little like you're wearing a plastic bag, though. I have barely used it, actually, but it does seem to do a good job of blocking wind and ¿perhaps? shedding a little water.
If any of you are interested in pics let me know and I can grab my camera.
Also, if you're going to buy one, the same seller is selling some for $25 whose auction ends in like 2 days, as opposed to those being sold for $35 that the OP references. I bought one of the $25 ones.
****** Edit: Oh, the ones that are $25 are auctions, not buy-it-now. ******
So, the question prospective purchasers should be asking themselves is whether they would be satisfied with a fairly well-made, light, small, possibly-montbell-knockoff wind jacket for $35.Nov 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm #1661751
@tallblokeLocale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
If they are knockoff, I wonder where he/she is getting woven nylon that light to make them from. Anyone know a source for ballistic airlight or whatever Montbell call their material?Nov 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm #1661759
@jswadleyLocale: New England
I bought one of these last month, and the tag it came with said Pertex Quantum. I didn't think anything of it at the time, thinking perhaps Montbell used Pertex in a previous/non-US-market jacket. Anyone know whether they did?Nov 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm #1661781
MB's are said to run small by most buyers, and I see this eBay seller's feedback comments say the same thing.
So real or not, consider buying at least one size larger than your usual.
I considered buying but since I usually wear a L to XL his L (biggest he offers) ptobably would be too small for me.
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