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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

So I am in the market for a heavier Spyder jacket. I have a very nice shell that I have used for years, but as I have gotten older, my tolerance for the cold has decreased and I need something with more warmth.

 

I have been looking online and have found several sites that have some great prices on Sypder jackets.

 

http://www.shoppingspyder.com/spyder-mens-jackets-c-66.html

 

http://www.spyderqjackets.com/men-spyder-ski-jackets-c-12.html

 

http://www.spyderjacketsonsale.com/spyder-jackets-mens-c-23.html?zenid=da68a6d52c88104c0f9c0a4165538d28

 

 

As I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday, I figure these are all fake Spyder jackets. They all look the same (model) and the prices seem to be way too cheap. Even the english on some of the pages is very bad.

 

I also thought that just maybe these sites get authentic jackets, but maybe old models that have been discontinued. Does anyone have any knowledge about these sites...and possibly point me in the direction of a great Spyder retailer that has good prices.

 

Thanks!

 

 

post #2 of 25

I haven't visited the sites, but I remember one of them from a "fake" thread a few years ago.  If it looks to good to be true it probably is.

 

You can try peterglenn, evogear, backcountry, amazon and a few others for decent discounts on last years Spyder stuff.  You will not find much in the way of discounts on this years stuff at this point in the season.

 

And while it may or may not cost a little more, you might want to try supporting your local ski shop if possible.  I buy a fair amount of stuff online because I only have one local ski shop, but I do support them when they have what I'm looking for or can get it.

post #3 of 25

Since you already have a shell just get a down sweater from Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Outdoor Research, Marmot, etc and you should be plenty warm, and you'll have money left over from not buying an insulated Spyder jacket.  I wear a capilene or merino T-neck base layer, a Patagonia down sweater and a Patagonia Powder Bowl shell even in the coldest weather here in Montana and I'm very comfortable and 67 years old.

post #4 of 25

That particular model is poor fitting.  I ordered two of them two years ago.  They were made in China and I think the possibly first year with poor quality control or they'er fakes, though they do have all the spyder tags and appear real.  I received a large for my husband and it had short arms for a large and was oddly shaped or fitted.  I gave it to my son who wore a small to medium, skinny but tall and it fit him okay but was short in the arms.  The second one never came and when the company refunded me they ended up refunding me the full amount so I never actually paid for the jacket at all.  I am not sure if they're fake or just poor quality/fit and there fore are being sold off cheap to get rid of them.  I wouldn't buy one, I don't know anyone they would really fit properly, maybe a short person or female.

post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 

I have a feeling that they are probably fake. Everything I have seen from Spyder seems to be top notch quality...I guess that is what you are paying for. I ordered a Tebow jersey for my wife last year (we live in Denver) and I got it from a shop in China...knowing full well that it was not authentic. It was $30 instead of $250...but looked VERY real...all the way down to the Reebok logos and NFL tags. They do an amazing job on some of that stuff. She knows it is fake and would have been very upset if I had paid full price for something like that.

 

But ski gear is different. I want the real deal so that I stay warm and dry!!

 

Thanks for the info guys.

post #6 of 25

Anyone selling 'new' Spyder (Cloudveil, Arcteryx, HH, etc.) jackets for WAY less than MSRP (more than 10-20% off) is not legit.  That could mean either totally fake/knockoff, or grey market imports (e.g. the guys at the factory made an extra truckload of jackets after hours and sold them on the side).

 

Sometimes you will see last year's models on closeout from actual retailers for 30-50% off, but then it's usually pretty clear what you're buying.

 

Grey market stuff can be perfectly good (like the NFL jersey mentioned above), or not.  It's a crapshoot with something like this.  Fakes may look good, but will probably not be nearly as well made as the real thing.  This may not be a big deal for a knockoff designer purse, but you might not be happy if your 'waterproof' jacket leaks like a sieve.

post #7 of 25



icon14.gificon14.gif  in all honesty, Spyder is overpriced and except for a few peices, the quality is not that good at all. You are better off with a nice piece like these and layer. Its a much better way to go unless you are doing a lot of standing around (like coaching or watching kids).

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Since you already have a shell just get a down sweater from Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Outdoor Research, Marmot, etc and you should be plenty warm, and you'll have money left over from not buying an insulated Spyder jacket.  I wear a capilene or merino T-neck base layer, a Patagonia down sweater and a Patagonia Powder Bowl shell even in the coldest weather here in Montana and I'm very comfortable and 67 years old.



 

post #8 of 25

Try a down vest.  For me a down vest under the Stearns Walleye Hunter shell keeps the core toasty, which in turn keeps the extremities fairly manageable. 

post #9 of 25

Fake fake FAKE.

 

A legit store would not call its jacket "Spyder Alpine Insulated Ski Snowboard Jacket Orange." They would just the actual name of the jacket. Notice how all of the sites use the same general naming convention. Also, the "original" price given on most of the pieces is too low. A high-end Spyder (as most of these appear to want to be) ranges from $500-900.

 

Spyder is so highly faked that you just have to suck it up and pay. Larger chains tend to sell some of Spyder's less expensive jackets (more in the $200-400 range), but these do not to have the same build quality of their resort (Aleyska, Monterosa, Revelstoke and few others this year) jackets. 

 

I really like Spyder for resort use. Big hoods, and lots of gadgets that are just nice to have for a day at the resort. Their pieces have been extremely durable and warm, if a little heavy, in my experience. I currently wear Spyder pants and I love them. They are bulletproof. But at $350 I probably wouldn't have bought them unless I was able to get a large discount (don't worry, I know they are legit!). If you are price sensitive, an option like a down vest under a good plain shell would be a perfectly fine option and would meet your needs if your goal is to stay warm.


Edited by LiveJazz - 12/9/11 at 12:41pm
post #10 of 25

The only thing I said when they brought me into the ER a few years back and asked me about cutting my clothes off, was DON'T CUT THE PANTS!!!  They were brand new Spyders, bought in an "emergency" and I'd paid what I considered to be WAY TOO MUCH for them.  They still hang in the closet, unused now, because they are just not as warm or as waterproof as the pair of Descentes I own.  Yeah, they are more fashionable, but when the chips are down, I want the pants that I can rely on.  I only bought the Descentes because when I went to a sale and tried them on, I could tell they were going to be the warmest set of pants I'd ever owned.  Couldn't leave them.  Not saying I swear by Descente, but I DON'T swear by Spyder.  Had a child that had tons of Spyder stuff over the years because she raced and it was part of the race look, but I never thought it was, again, warm enough or water proof enough.  

post #11 of 25

Hi,All these sites sell only counterfeit Spyder.I sent them all to Cees De Witte VP Spyder Europe and he confirmed.So 100% fake.
 

post #12 of 25

waterproof down, so nice

 

post #13 of 25
for a start
All Spyder gear is made in China
Some come out of the back door of the "real" factory, others are spoofs.
I ski'd Descente jackets for 15 years with Beghaus pants, never was cold. The coldest I've known was Les Arcs in France some years ago and it was more than 20 below, they were lighting fires under the fuel tanks of the buses to thaw out the diesel.
Yet my Descente and Berghaus with good layering kept me toastie.
Now I ski a Spyder Bromont jacket and the Old trusty Berghaus pants.
ok I'm and old ski fogey at 68, 2 major surgeries, so cold does effect me, but the Bromont is without doubt the warmest and driest I have used.
Secret - good base layer and interneciate layers. Learned many years ago, de layering works, up layering when you are already too cold doesn't .
if you feel the cold, protect the extremities, hands and head and feet of course, my gloves are
20 year OLD Salomon full leather, a few leather patches over the worn finger parts but they are the warmest I've ever come across. tried Dakines and Hestra no go for me, I'll stick to the old faithful.
post #14 of 25

please note how old this thread is.....

post #15 of 25

^^^^^^ roflmao.gifSeriously. I'm baaaaack...

post #16 of 25

Spyder threads are like helmet threads.Beating_A_Dead_Horse_by_livius.gif

post #17 of 25

All these sites only sell fake Spyder gearnCheck with Spyder Europe if you want proof.
 

post #18 of 25

STOP POSTING ITS A DEAD THREAD!!!!!!!

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by yamahaian View Post

All these sites only sell fake Spyder gearnCheck with Spyder Europe if you want proof.
 

 

I don't want no proof, i want a pair of dare pants, ya I'm lookin for some grey spyder threads. The spyder has only six factory outlets in the USA, one of which we visited in Las Vegas last month. What a joke.

post #20 of 25

Jimmy, do you need a time out?  biggrin.gif  how about given' dem One's a good tuning?    

post #21 of 25

time out?? I just want my pants finn.............grey spyder threads

 

Why am I calling you by your first names? I don't even know you. I still call my boss "Mister", and I've been working for him for seven years, but all of a sudden I walk in here and I'm calling you Rick and Sheila like we're in some kind of AA meeting... I don't want to be your buddy, Rick. I just want some breakfast.
 

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

I don't want to be your buddy, Rick. I just want some breakfast.

 

Could that work as a signature? 

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Spyder threads are like helmet threads.Beating_A_Dead_Horse_by_livius.gif

 

What color is you're helmet? Mine is silver that's why i want the grey spyder threads. Maybe that guy in europe can help me?

post #24 of 25

Agreed the Vegas outlet malls Spyder shops are not good.Spyder make special stuff just for them.

post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 

Ahhh...I wondered why I got a PM from someone wanting to sell me a jacket...old thread back from last year!

 

I did end up buying a new Spyder jacket from Colorado Ski & Golf...great sale and I had a $50 off coupon!  

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