I recently purchased online from an ebay seller in the US with a high rating her "used, but like new" women's Nano Puff Hoodie. When it arrived, it has some variances in it that make me suspect it's not genuine. I have two other Patagonia jackets- a Down Sweater Hooded Full Zip, and a Nano Puff pullover. The shell material on this new Nano Puff is different- it's a heavier material, not as soft and slick as the other two jackets. Also, in the photos online of the women's Nano Puff Hoodie, the diamond shaped baffling runs the long way vertically. On this jacket, the diamond shaped baffling runs the long way horizontally.
In all respects the jacket appears well constructed. However, the entire point of getting this jacket was to get a Primaloft One Hoodie for use in wetter weather when my down hoodie would get soaked and lose loft. If this is a counterfeit, it's a sure bet it doesn't have Primaloft One insulation and since I don't know what it has, I won't trust it which makes the jacket worthless to me if it is a fake.
I searched this site and the net specifically looking for incidents of counterfeit Patagonia product and didn't find anything. I found comments here that "Patagonia is ripe for counterfeiting", esp. when in 2011 they actually suggested that people only buy what they need and to buy used if possible as part of their "Green Initiative". However, I have found no specific references that anyone has had a problem with counterfeit product. But I may have missed something.
FWIW, I have contacted Patagonia directly with questions to see if they can confirm that I simply have an older version of the coat, or that it's a fake, but I'm curious if anyone here has ever run into this issue with Patagonia product?