We recently had a customer call us and ask if our The North Face jackets were authentic. It’s shocking that consumers have to be concerned about such things in the US. But with small, unregulated online retail sites, it can be a problem. RockyMountainTrail follows very strict regulations in adherence to the manufacturers’ policies. We only sell 100% authentic products and can prove it. If you’re price shopping between retailers, make sure the retailer is a certified distributor of the brand and a reputable company before you give up your credit card number. Otherwise, you could be sporting an inferior product that will most likely fall apart and will have no warranty.
The Skiing Business wrote a great article on the recent counterfeit issues facing the outdoor industry. Check it out: http://skiingbusiness.com/4280/features/you-make-it-they-fake-it/