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Caveat Emptor – Seconds/Counterfeit PenCott Fabric

Bottom Line Up Front
The only truly authentic, genuine, first-quality PenCott fabrics are the ones that that have been or are being sold by Hyde Definition, MMI Textiles or Tacticaltrim.

Hyde Definition recently issued an alert regarding both the sale of seconds quality as well as counterfeit fabrics.


For example, this garment sewn in a Crye Precision combat uniform style is made from seconds quality GreenZone fabric. These are ejected off-color and other types of ‘second-quality’ PenCott camouflage fabric which have turned up on eBay and other online wholesale outlets being sold as good quality material. Some customers have already been duped by the low prices on the per-yard fabric and/or by low shipping rates.

If its not genuine first-quality fabric, there could be one or more problems with it – such as; the colors being off, the colors will fade quickly, the fabric will shrink too much when its washed, etc.

Counterfeits on the other hand are originating in China, Indonesia and Ukraine. These are unauthorized reproductions of genuine fabrics. Aside from being thievery, these fabrics suffer from indistinct prints, incorrect colors, and low quality substrate fabrics. Once again, buy fabric from legitimate sources to ensure quality.

Hyde Definition is pursuing legal action against the counterfeiters, and has pledged to take action against any retailer who offers finished goods made from these counterfeit fabrics.

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11 Responses to “Caveat Emptor – Seconds/Counterfeit PenCott Fabric”

  1. Eddie says:

    Ukraine you say? That explains the surprising amount of Pencott gear I’ve seen used by Pro-Kiev volunteer forces.

  2. JP says:

    I wish somebody in the US would start selling uniforms in Greenzone. Seems like the only options here are to order from overseas.

  3. Lawrence says:

    The ‘replica’ Crye Precision uniform shown is actually made from counterfeit GreenZone fabric made in China. The product description even openly states that they copied the pattern.

    JP – check out SEALS Action Gear, they will soon be releasing BDUs, Anoraks, puff jackets, smocks and boonie hats in PenCott patterns.

    Also, 0241 Tactical is getting set up to import and distribut OPS brand gear and clothing in PenCott.

    And also keep an eye on Direct Action – they’ll be bringing more stuff in too.

  4. jjj0309 says:

    Let the copyfest begin.