I'm not sure if my Factory Pilot gloves are fake or not but I bought them off ebay for 30$ (retail 90$) about 2 years ago. I used them with my mountain bike and still do but I also used them with my motorcycle untill I could afford a proper road glove. These have ripped quite a bit though. My buddy has a real pair that he said he was wearing when he was deployed to Iraq and says he's had no problems with them. I wish I could justify a new pair I really love these gloves.