I want to share a little secret with my /k/ pals. often times, factories that make good products will occasionally sell those same products unbranded or under a generic name for a fraction of the major name brand's cost. the Chinese do this a lot but it happens everywhere.
for example, grocery store brands often come from the same USA farms & factories as major brands. the same thing happens with internationally produced goods. everything from guitars, (most American guitar companies have a budget line of guitars that are built in asia or mexico), electronics and clothing can be found for pennies because it doesn't have a logo painted on.
these factories won't advertise their unbranded products so as not to compete with themselves, they just want to sell more product.
there are cheap knockoff factories out there, but usually it is very obvious.
I have yet to delve into outdoors/sports type gear but I can tell you if you find a "copy" of something in china and the "genuine article" is also made in china, and the copy has satisfied reviews and everything else checks out. well, you get the idea.
on a similar note, many manufacturers in the US that sell their components to Gucci firearms companies sell those same components to "cheap" companies, ruger, palmetto state arms, ddi, etc. unbranded, of course.