Originally Posted by Biffen
I see this is an old thread, but I have a related question. I am thinking about buying Arcteryx Sidwinder SV pants and I found an internett store that sels it in black with blue zippers (at least it looks like that on the picture). Also it looks like the innsteps are not reinforced like they are on the official arcteryx web site. On the other hand the price is normal, and they have all the usual arcteryx sizes (tall, regular, short etc). The reason I want to know this is because the blue zippers would be cool with my jacket, but I don't want to spend 400$ on a fake. Does anybody know if Arcteryx has made the Sidwinder pant with blue zippers?
$400 is retail for those pants. The simple way to ensure they're real is to go to an intertoob store beyond reproach, such as backcountry, or sierra trading post (and many others), or at full retail, look in your neighborhood brick and mortar store.
Or, of course, ask Arcteryx.
I have a good story on this. In Shanghai a couple of years ago, I went to one of the famous counterfeit malls, and found a nice Arcteryx 3 in 1 jacket (they don't make 3-in-1's). Also, it must have been a VERY special model, because it had "Summit Series" (North Face's high end collection logo) on it's sleeve.
The shopkeeper knew about the mistake but assured me it was legit. For $5 I could have it without the 2nd logo.