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#2
sweet deal + free delivery. voted hot
1 Like #3
i sell karrimor and would caution against buying them from sports direct (and sports warehouse).
Mike Ashley owns the karrimor brand and he makes sub standard versions to sell himself which have a one year guarantee (but lucky if they last a year) and the proper ones to sell in outdoor stores which have a lifetime guarantee.
Please dont confuse these with the quality karrimor products . They have different names and are not made to last.
#4
Thanks to the OP for saving me a bunch of money. I have ordered 2 different backpacks for less than I paid for my one Karrimor backpack of the same style. Surely they can't hang around too long at this price. One or two can be found elsewhere with prices almost as low but they charge delivery and don't have the wide selectiion. Thanks again.
#5
dlm136
i sell karrimor and would caution against buying them from sports direct (and sports warehouse).
Mike Ashley owns the karrimor brand and he makes sub standard versions to sell himself which have a one year guarantee (but lucky if they last a year) and the proper ones to sell in outdoor stores which have a lifetime guarantee.
Please dont confuse these with the quality karrimor products . They have different names and are not made to last.


Not convinced! The pack I am looking at is clearly marked down from 32.99 and if this is wrong it would be an offence under the trades description act - I'm not saying people don't cheat but not many would do it so openly and present such an esy target - heat added
#6
Me and a friend bought 'Karrimor' rucksacks from Sports Direct before a festival and they both broke on the way there. BEWARE!! You get what you pay for!!!
1 Like #7
as long as he was selling them in a store at full price for 30 days he can say they are reduced - when you have a few hundred stores it i very easy to say they were in a store somewhere for full price! Who's going to check?
I have been selling karrimor for over 13 years - its one thing i do know a bit about.
If you do get them i would be interested in knowing how long they last.
#8
dlm136
i sell karrimor and would caution against buying them from sports direct (and sports warehouse).
Mike Ashley owns the karrimor brand and he makes sub standard versions to sell himself which have a one year guarantee (but lucky if they last a year) and the proper ones to sell in outdoor stores which have a lifetime guarantee.
Please dont confuse these with the quality karrimor products . They have different names and are not made to last.



100% agree with you. Sports direct/world are ruining the repuation of many trusted brands. Real Karrimor products sell for a premium because they are of a higher quality.

Buy these cheap ones if you want to spend under a tenner, but they will be no better than a £10 no-name off the market. If sports direct/world didn't own the brand name, I would be able to call them fake, but then that is a different matter altogether.
#9
Agreed - the Karrimor gear from SportsDirect falls apart as easy as the Newcastle defence.

I bought one of these (the karrimor rucksack not the Newcastle defence) and after one day on the fells in the Lakes it was coming apart.
#10
my question is: how can one distinguish between the fake and the real karrimor bags. ok besides the obvious ie price.

surely it's not legit to sell it so openly as the same name.
#11
not fake as such as he owns the brand - just not the same quality.
the good ones have a lifetime guarantee and it is very unlikely that they would be sold for less than £15 for a small daysack.
the type of store selling them is also a good indication.
#12
We have got a Sports Direct in the town i live in, and all these rucksacks are always this price, and are always marked as so much % off. As is all the stuff in this store.
I have noticed that these rucksacks do not seem to be the quality you would expect from Karrimor, the plastic buckles on the shoulder straps look to be the same poor quality as on the cheap market stuff.
#13
I wondered about the fall in quality of karrimor. I bought a day pack about a year go from this retailer,thinking that i was getting a bargain. however it has now pretty much fallen to bits due to bad stitching around the zips. the material did feel quite thin also. I have a 40l karrimor pack that is over 15 year old and is still going strong.

These stores also sell karrimor shoes, are these poor quality too?
#14
Agreed
I also USED to be a Karrimor dealer but I've now closed my shop and so have no axe to grind, the quality of some of these products is absolutely C**P. They are inferior made and artificially inflated retail prices so they can knock them down.
Ask any genuine Karrimor retailer and they will NEVER even have heard of these models.
Cheers
Frank
#15
The Karrimor shoes in SD are virtually all "75% off". For so many styles from a premium brand this rang alarm bells for me and I resisted. I suspected that SD had some sort of tie-in with Karrimor, but the prices just did not seem right to me, regardless. Now we know why.

The Pierre Cardin stuff looks like a lot of tut, too.
#16
I bought a Karrimor Bag(65lt backpack) from sports direct and it tore after 6 months.

I tend to believe the poster who say's that Mike Ashley owns the brand and makes sub-standard products for his budget stores.
banned#17
spraint


The Pierre Cardin stuff looks like a lot of tut, too.


Same with theYves Saint Laurent shirts. Who would dump them on the floor in a plastic box if they were any good?
banned#18
gezmek
Thanks to the OP for saving me a bunch of money. I have ordered 2 different backpacks for less than I paid for my one Karrimor backpack of the same style.


Keep the receipt safe, you'll be needing it quicker than you thought. You have been warned :whistling:
suspended#19
great i quite fancy 1
#20
Which is the Store to buy the real Karrimor bags with free delivery?
#21
I have always had my suspicions with the RRP and reductions at Sports World, makes me wonder about the other brands that they sell.

I wonder if ALL their stocks of Nike, Reebok, Umbro, Karrimor, Adidas, Airwalk, YSL, Kangol et all are all "officially branded" but cheaply produced for sale in Sports World only?
#22
the only ones i would stay clear of are the brands they own - i believe these include donnay, dunlop, lonsdale, karrimor, kangol but i am sure there are others. Big brands like nike, reebok are the real deal.
#23
What's with the £5 YSL shirts at Sportsworld?
#24
dlm136
the only ones i would stay clear of are the brands they own - i believe these include donnay, dunlop, lonsdale, karrimor, kangol but i am sure there are others. Big brands like nike, reebok are the real deal.


You are spot on, interesting to read their business policy here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_Direct
#25
Dlm1136,
mountain hardware sell a lot of Karrimor, I just bought one.
It "was" £50+, how do I know it's the better made one?
It's got all the features I want, and it's going to Borneo with me

My last one was a Bangkok market fake Lowe Alpine,some straps fell off quickly, and buckles wore out
#26
I suppose even if it is inferior quality to real Karrimor stuff it doesn't matter at this price. if I can get a years use out of it that's OK!
#27
mountain warehouse are different to sports world in that there stuff is SMU (special make ups). they are made by karrimor but using end of line materials and old designs. you will not find the same designs/names in other shops.
these can be good value but difficult to compare to current models.
much better than the sports world karrimor and far better than the fakes from thailand!
#28
salcapone72
I suppose even if it is inferior quality to real Karrimor stuff it doesn't matter at this price. if I can get a years use out of it that's OK!


Yes you are right in that sense, but I guess its nice to know that you have to be careful what you buy from Sports World, knowing that the "bargain" in your hands is not necessarily a bargain.

I have bought recently for jogging plenty of Umbro stuff and the quality of that looks spot on, I guess its a matter of investigating the articles for sale rather than looking at the price tags at Sports World.
#29
LongDongDave;1761311
Same with theYves Saint Laurent shirts. Who would dump them on the floor in a plastic box if they were any good?


You can buy better quality stuff off your local market traders then at Sports Direct.

I was dumb enough to buy two YSL t-shirts from Sports Direct last year. Just one wash later and they ended up about 2 sizes smaller. I haven't experienced that sort of sub-standard failure in clothing since the 70's, or since C&A used to be around. Anyway, what the hell is a premium brand like YSL doing in the disgusting shops that are SD?

I'd only reluctantly consider buying brands like Adidas or Nike from SD. I suppose the owner isn't too worried...he's fairly young and has already made a fortune.
#30
Well that's a weight off my shoulders!
Have to get packing now
#31
also posted on
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/129257/karrimor-20-plus-ii-backpack-6-redu/?p=1388863
some interesting comments about the quality
as before BE AWARE these are not bargains
#32
Voted cold. Over inflated retail prices just to make it look like you're getting a bargain and otherwise fake goods if it wasn't for the technicality of brand ownership.
#33
I've bough a couple of the cheap 10 litre ones last year & they are still going strong.

I agree you get what you pay for but for me they have done the job great.
#34
Bought one of these when went on holiday , broke on way out of the car park when i arrived. Very poor quality bags.
#35
alric
Dlm1136,
mountain hardware sell a lot of Karrimor, I just bought one.
It "was" £50+, how do I know it's the better made one?
It's got all the features I want, and it's going to Borneo with me

My last one was a Bangkok market fake Lowe Alpine,some straps fell off quickly, and buckles wore out


God yes, I learnt the hard way the importance of a good quality bag, in Malaysian borneo. My old trusty nike bag was still going strong, until it got taken by a wild boar and chewed up (including my camera and glasses, grrr) when I was in the sea swimming. But that meant I had to buy a malaysian own brand bag, which looked great, but then broke whilst I was in the middle of a jungle - doh!

If you are going to Borneo, you'll be glad to have a trusty bag on your shoulders. And don't put biscuits in your bag like I did...
#36
Have bought YSL, Karrimor and No Fear items from SD and must agree with previous comments. Don't know if these are seconds or just inferior produced items.

Bought karrimor shoes which were designed for rugged outdoor use and under light use soles managed to come away from shoes after 6 months of occasional use. Karrimor and No Fear coats have inferior main zips which are not up to the job and diifficult to use.

Both a friend and I bought identical styles of YSL shirts me from SD and him from a designer outlet, my experience shirt shrinked drastically after a single wash and colours started to fade after a couple of washes and his experience total opposite no shrinkage and 12 months on still looks good, mine is used as a rag for washing the car.

Bottom line if happy to buy this cr%p on the basis that is inferior and won't last that long go for it.
#37
Millets and Blacks also sell Karrimor shoes and boots at proper prices, but the quality is leagues ahead of the Sports World versions. Dunno if they're still made side by side or if there is just a load of pukka stuff left over from when Karrimor was a genuine company.
#38
The owner of Sports Direct is obviously just after making a fast buck, which is exactly what he's done.

Devaluing decent reputable brand names with inferior quality copies, with disregard for the customer returning is contemptuous and deserves all the backlash and exposure sites like this can give.
#39
dlm136
i sell karrimor and would caution against buying them from sports direct (and sports warehouse).
Mike Ashley owns the karrimor brand and he makes sub standard versions to sell himself which have a one year guarantee (but lucky if they last a year) and the proper ones to sell in outdoor stores which have a lifetime guarantee.
Please dont confuse these with the quality karrimor products . They have different names and are not made to last.

amazing that kind of thing goes on
#40
You`ve just put me off karrimor. If they were a quality company they would`nt make substandard products to sell anywhere !

dlm136
i sell karrimor and would caution against buying them from sports direct (and sports warehouse).
Mike Ashley owns the karrimor brand and he makes sub standard versions to sell himself which have a one year guarantee (but lucky if they last a year) and the proper ones to sell in outdoor stores which have a lifetime guarantee.
Please dont confuse these with the quality karrimor products . They have different names and are not made to last.

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