I want to address the debate over whether they’re “fake” or not. I ordered five of these, different colors. The places of manufacture were as follows:
DARK BROWN, PORT: USA
BLACK, BRIGHT ORANGE: Canada
DARK CRIMSON: China
Now I’m not sure why they do things this way. I suspect it’s random, that like many clothing brands they have contracts with manufacturing plants all over the globe. Part of that “logistics” thing UPS used as their ad campaign awhile back.
But the quality is not distinguishable from what I can tell. I would cease to worry about it.