Gear Care and Maintenance

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Repair Kits
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Seam Sealers
Down Cleaners
Fabric Cleaners
Footwear Cleaners
Equipment Cleaners

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Kenyon
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$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Gear Care/Maintenance Product Reviews

McNett MiraZyme Odor Eliminator

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a product that you can spray on your clothes to remove odors. Let's face it, there are just some fabrics that hold onto the smell of perspiration. As a triathlete I have several synthetic technical fabric shirts and even after washing them, they still smell. I have tried a variety of special detergents: Penguin Wash, Win, Sport Suds, and a few others. They do better than regular detergent, but there are always a few shirts that still reek even after multiple washes. So I tried the Mirazyme. Full review

Atsko Sno-Seal

rated 5 of 5 stars For chrome-tanned boots, I've never found anything better to keep the water out. It's hard to beat LoneStranger's review of Sno-Seal! I've only used it on my hiking and climbing boots, so I can't testify to its use on belts and jackets. If it's as good on these other applications as it is on boots, It must be greater than I even thought. I started using Sno-Seal in the mid '60s when I got into serious mountaineering — this really was the only thing available besides silicone liquids which were… Full review

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof

rated 5 of 5 stars Nice for backpack waterproofing and tent. Full review

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof

rated 5 of 5 stars A good tent is not cheap, take care of your investment! Treated my tent fly and tent after one season of use. It was very easy to apply, just spray it on your tent and tent fly and wipe off access. If you don't wipe if off it leaves some residue. Took my tent out backpacking in Colorado over Memorial Weekend after using this product. We encountered rain, thunderstorms, hail, and everything else mother nature could throw at us at 10,000 ft and we did not have a drop of water in our tent.  I am thouroughly… Full review

Gear Aid Tent Sure Tent Floor Sealant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Tested in the Colorado backcountry in "not-so-pleasant" weather. This is a great product that does what it claims.  I would recommend application before each season.  Backpacking gear and clothing is expensive and I'm sure no one wants to get it wet, especially inside your tent. I applied the floor sealant to my Mountain Hardware Light Wedge 3 at the beginning of the season.  Application of the product was easy, it didn't smell too bad, and it dried quickly. I would definitely make sure the… Full review

Atsko Sno-Seal

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Beeswax based leather treatment. Waterproofs and conditions leather. Great for boots, motorcycle leathers and other gear exposed to the elements. Sno-Seal has been my go-to leather treatment for decades primarily on leather boots and motorcycle jackets.  The beeswax based product is listed by Atsko as suitable for waxed cotton and for tent seams, but I have never used it for those purposes. In my experience the product is best applied to warm leather as heat softens the wax and makes it easier… Full review

Gear Aid Outdoor Sewing Kit

rated 5 of 5 stars First aid for your outdoor gear. Gear Aid Outdoor Sewing Kit is a must-have on your outdoor adventure! It is first aid for your outdoor gear. While out in the field you never know what can happen, thanks to the elements changing at anytime. I got a tear in my tent and to me that is a difference between being safe and secure to being cold and miserable. This kit is great for tears in tents, sleeping bags, clothes and other fabrics that you might need to mend on your adventure. I would highly suggest… Full review

Efferdent Cleanser

rated 5 of 5 stars Efferdent is the simplest, easiest way to clean hydration bladders, water bottles, and other hard to clean items that don't easily fit into a dishwasher. Drop in a tablet, and let it do the work! These easy to use tablets do an excellent job killing bacteria, and removing stubborn odors that eventually get into Nalgene bottles, hydration bladders, and the like. I can't remember where I found this tip, but it has been effectively keeping my stuff clean for about three years now. I still regularly… Full review

Nikwax Down Wash

rated 5 of 5 stars Have a down filled jacket or sleeping bag? A bit dirty or has it lost it loft? Look no further! If you want to take care and make your expensive gear stand the test of time, you can't do without this! I did the ultimate "no no." I washed my down jacket like it was a regular piece of gear. I know, I know! I looked at the directions on the jacket and I followed it. After it came of the wash (I used very little detergent...at least I had that going for me) and I dried it (once on regular) it came out… Full review

Top-Rated Gear Care and Maintenance

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Nikwax Down Wash
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Nikwax
Down Wash
Down Cleaner/Treatment
$7 - $26
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gear Aid
Tenacious Tape
Patch/Tape
$5
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Nikwax
Tent & Gear SolarProof
Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$16 - $18
Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl Kit
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Speedy Stitcher
Sewing Awl Kit
Repair Kit
$14
Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nikwax
TX.Direct Spray-On
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$9 - $21
Gear Aid Outdoor Sewing Kit
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid
Outdoor Sewing Kit
Repair Kit
$10
Gear Aid Seam Grip
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Gear Aid
Seam Grip
Seam Sealer
$7 - $22
Gear Aid Tent Sure Tent Floor Sealant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid
Tent Sure Tent Floor Sealant
Seam Sealer
$10 - $11
Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nikwax
TX.Direct Wash-In
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$9 - $34
Atsko Sno-Seal
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Atsko
Sno-Seal
Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$7
Gear Aid Sil Net Silicone Seam Sealer
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid
Sil Net Silicone Seam Sealer
Seam Sealer
$7
McNett MiraZyme Odor Eliminator
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
McNett
MiraZyme Odor Eliminator
Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $9
Gear Aid Seam Grip Field Repair Kit
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid
Seam Grip Field Repair Kit
Repair Kit
$7
Metolius Cam Lube
Metolius
Cam Lube
$4
Kenyon Camper`s Repair Kit
Kenyon
Camper`s Repair Kit
Repair Kit
$14
Gear Aid Ergo Zipper Pulls
Gear Aid
Ergo Zipper Pulls
$6
ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner Concentrate
ReviveX
Synthetic Fabric Cleaner Concentrate
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$9
Sierra Designs Trail Repair Kit
Sierra Designs
Trail Repair Kit
Repair Kit
$24 - $29
Gear Aid Buckle Replacement Set
Gear Aid
Buckle Replacement Set
Repair Kit
$4 - $5
SOL Duct Tape
SOL
Duct Tape
Repair Kit
$3 - $4
Tear-Aid Type B Vinyl-Only Repair Tape
Tear-Aid
Type B Vinyl-Only Repair Tape
Patch/Tape
$9
Gear Aid Quick Attach Tri-glide
Gear Aid
Quick Attach Tri-glide
Repair Kit
$4
Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel
Nikwax
Footwear Cleaning Gel
Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$7 - $9
McNett Winch Buckle
McNett
Winch Buckle
Repair Kit
$4
Granger's Down Wash
Granger's
Down Wash
Down Cleaner/Treatment
$9
Lord and Hodge Grommet Kit
Lord and Hodge
Grommet Kit
Repair Kit
$11
NRS Inflatable Boat Cleaner
NRS
Inflatable Boat Cleaner
Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$15
Trangia X2 Multi-Fuel Part Kit
Trangia
X2 Multi-Fuel Part Kit
Repair Kit
$28 - $29
303 Hull Protectant
303
Hull Protectant
$9
Coghlan's Handy Duct Tape
Coghlan's
Handy Duct Tape
Patch/Tape
$3
Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof
Nikwax
Fabric & Leather Proof
Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $21
Gear Aid Cuts and Bolts Kit
Gear Aid
Cuts and Bolts Kit
Repair Kit
$35
West System G/flex Epoxy Repair Kit
West System
G/flex Epoxy Repair Kit
Repair Kit
$27
 
Granger's
G-Wash Cleaner
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$3
Coghlan's Tent Pole Repair Kit
Coghlan's
Tent Pole Repair Kit
Repair Kit
$4
TwentyTwo Designs All-Purpose Backcountry Repair Kit
TwentyTwo Designs
All-Purpose Backcountry Repair Kit
Repair Kit
$16
Nikwax SoftShell DuoPack
Nikwax
SoftShell DuoPack
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$19
ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner
ReviveX
Synthetic Fabric Cleaner
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$9
Gear Aid Seam Sure
Gear Aid
Seam Sure
Seam Sealer
$6
 
Gerber
Myth Field Shapener
$28
McNett Zip Care
McNett
Zip Care
Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5
MSR MicroMesh Maintenance Kit
MSR
MicroMesh Maintenance Kit
Patch/Tape
$15
Equinox TriGlide Buckles
Equinox
TriGlide Buckles
Repair Kit
$2
DryGuy Turbodry Boot Dryer
DryGuy
Turbodry Boot Dryer
Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$40
Nikwax Nubuck & Suede Proof
Nikwax
Nubuck & Suede Proof
Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$8 - $10
Nikwax Tech Wash
Nikwax
Tech Wash
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $26
NRS Latex Wrist Gasket Repair Kit
NRS
Latex Wrist Gasket Repair Kit
Patch/Tape
$31 - $41
Nikwax Sandal Wash
Nikwax
Sandal Wash
Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $8
Nikwax Cotton Proof
Nikwax
Cotton Proof
Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$12
Therm-a-Rest Valve Repair Kit
Therm-a-Rest
Valve Repair Kit
Patch/Tape
$6 - $9
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