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Think Tank Retrospective knock-off on Amazon
Posted By: ChrisPlatt, 06-08-2018, 01:39 PM

Looks uncannily like Think Tank Retrospective bag, for a fraction of the cost:

Tarion RS-01 on Amazon

The fabric appears to duplicate the Think Tank "Pinestone" canvas.

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Amazon has a ton of cheap Chinese knockoffs. Buyer beware
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Yes, a Chinese knockoff - of a Vietnamese-made bag.
Many of the name brand bags are now made in China.

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Would be interesting to do a detailed comparison of the two!


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Would be interesting to do a detailed comparison of the two!
Any comparison would have to figure out how to handle aging.

Three years ago, when I purchased my K-30, I also purchased a "Pentax" bag .... which was a truly wonderful bag for a year or so .... then the fabric started fraying, and fraying. Today, I am using a genuine Think Tank bag.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Looks uncannily like Think Tank Retrospective bag, for a fraction of the cost:

Tarion RS-01 on Amazon

The fabric appears to duplicate the Think Tank "Pinestone" canvas.

Chris
Thanks for the heads up, I've passed this to our people that look at stuff that looks strangely like our stuff but isn't our stuff.

Cheers!

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Yes, a Chinese knockoff - of a Vietnamese bag.
Many of the name brand bags are now made in China.
It's not the making that matters - it's the design, specification and quality control. Nearly all smartphones are made in China, but if you've ever tried a China domestic phone that 'looks a bit like an iPhone/Galaxy/Pixel' you'll see the difference immediately, even if the specs are similar.
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Here's a youtube video review of the bag:

A company called Safrotto sells copies of several Domke models.
They are manufactured at lower cost in Asia.
Reviews say they are very well-made.

That said I buy USA-made Domke bags.

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i've gotta stay away from these bag threads....they're too tempting.
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