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Old 28th January 2017
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Re: Beware Peak Design lookalikes.

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Originally Posted by Clockwork Donkey View Post
I note that the Peak Design version of the plastic buckles are shaped differently, but I suspect the real cause of the failure is down to pooor quality materials. I have had similar failures with cheap luggage straps when after a short period of use the plastic buckles just fracture. I now have some with ABS buckles which you could hit with a sledghammer and not damage them.

I'm pleased to hear that your camera was safe.
It is interesting that you note that the Peak Design bits are differently shaped. Have a look at this image of the Peak Design item and the copy. Only the "pd" logo on the button distinguishes the difference unless you look very hard. I think one could easily mistake the fake for the real item. I am sure that bad material choice was the cause of failure.
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