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  1. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I was in a surplus store today picking up an ammo can for a project, and while browsing around I saw a decent looking laptop bag. It was in a color similar to foliage green, a kind of pale bluish green. I was looking at it for a moment and it hit me - this was an Oakley SI bag!

    Chinese knockoffs don't just go after glasses - laptopbag.jpg

    There seem to be a few brands of these bags available online, but I'll guarantee they're all made in the same Chinese factory with small changes like a brand logo. It's fairly common in the firearms industry to have multiple brands market very similar items like bags and cases and charge wildly different prices based on how much their brand is "worth" at retail.

    I wonder if these are truly copies, or are made along side Oakley bags in the same shop with generic liners swapped for Oakley logos.

    They do all lack the nice stainless hardware that Oakley has on their bags, but from a military standpoint slide buckles make a LOT less sound and are easier to open than what Oakley uses to hold their flap shut.
     
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  2. LUXNOTICA

    LUXNOTICA Oakley Beginner

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    Huge price difference?
     
  3. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I see these selling from $50 to 100, the price through SI for Oakley's is $90 I think. So no. But I'm not sure how many other factors are at play, and the MSRP for the SI bag is near $200 to the general populace.
     
  4. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    moved . . .