Gear Care and Maintenance

Categories

Repair Kits
Patches and Tapes
Seam Sealers
Down Cleaners
Fabric Cleaners
Footwear Cleaners
Equipment Cleaners

Brands

Nikwax
Gear Aid
Speedy Stitcher
303
Atsko
McNett
2Toms
Metolius
Kenyon
West System

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Gear Care/Maintenance Product Reviews

Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The only thing I will use on cuts, tears, and seams. I've used Seam Grip on everything from tents, to rain shells, to hiking shoes, to even fishing waders. Depending on the location and size of tear, I may back it with Tenacious Tape, then smear on Seam Grip, such as on the sleeve of my rain shell.  On my tent seams, I actually had to re-stitch, then seal it. My largest job was when the vinyl window on the rain fly of my REI tent simply let loose — literally coming off. It took a few evenings… Full review

Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used Seam Grip to seal seams on $15 tents to $600 tents, new tents and old tents, with excellent results. Recommended for anyone that wants to ensure their tents' seams don't leak. As stated I've used Seam Grip on new to old tents, inexpensive $15 tents to the more expensive $600 tents and everything in between. Sealing seams on either the exterior or interior seams whether they needed it or not. Most currently a Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System floor tub. It does take time to dry/cure. Full review

303 High Tech Fabric Guard

rated 5 of 5 stars Properly applied it works! 303 Fabric Guard is primarily used to waterproof Sunbrella fabrics and in the boating industry, Bimini Tops as well as convertible tops for automobiles. It's since made is way to the camping world. It comes in a variety of sizes including spray and gallon size. I've used 303 Fabric Guard on Bimini tops on numerous boats while in Florida. A single application lasts about a year properly applied. I've used it on stuff sacks, backpacks, three tents including a North Face… Full review

Gear Aid SilFix Sil-Nylon Repair Kit

rated 5 of 5 stars Great repair kit for fixing holes and tears in sil-nylon material used by many manufactures of lightweight backpacks and tents. As I've been adding lighter weight gear to my backpacking and hiking arsenal, I've run across the complications of making those choices. That being, these lighter weight packs and tents using sil-nylon materials are not as durable as their heavier weight counterparts. My first purchase was the Marmot Kompressor Summit, which is a lightweight 28L day pack which uses sil-nylon… Full review

Gear Aid ReviveX Leather Gel Water Repellent & Conditioner

rated 1 of 5 stars This product simply does not work. $12 at Sports Authority and an entire bottle of it did NOTHING to make a hat rain repellant. Completely worthless product (except it costs $12). There are other less expensive brands that probably DO work. This product does not work. Sprayed the product on a fur felt hat and let it dry. The rain soaked the hat. Prima facie that the product does not work. The can says it works on jackets, hats, shoes, waders, tents, and packs. Maybe you need to use five or six cans… Full review

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

Top-Rated Gear Care and Maintenance

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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Nikwax Down Wash Down Cleaner/Treatment
$8 - $26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Gear Aid Seam Grip Seam Sealer
$7 - $22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Patch/Tape
$3 - $5
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$2 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl Kit Repair Kit
$14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$9 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
303 High Tech Fabric Guard Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$16 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid Outdoor Sewing Kit Repair Kit
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid Tent Sure Tent Floor Sealant Seam Sealer
$10 - $11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$10 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Atsko Sno-Seal Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $7
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid Sil Net Silicone Seam Sealer Seam Sealer
$7
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
McNett MiraZyme Odor Eliminator Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $9
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid Seam Grip Field Repair Kit Repair Kit
$7
2Toms Stink Free Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$10
Metolius Cam Lube
$5
Kenyon Camper`s Repair Kit Repair Kit
$11
 
West System G/flex Epoxy Repair Kit
$22
Gear Aid Ergo Zipper Pulls
$6
ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner Concentrate Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$9
Sierra Designs Trail Repair Kit Repair Kit
$15 - $29
Gear Aid Buckle Replacement Set Repair Kit
$4 - $5
SOL Duct Tape Repair Kit
$4
Tear-Aid Type B Vinyl-Only Repair Tape Patch/Tape
$10
 
Gear Aid Quick Attach Tri-glide Repair Kit
$4
Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$7 - $8
Kenyon K-Tape Repair Tape for Taffeta Patch/Tape
$3
 
McNett Winch Buckle Repair Kit
$4
Granger's Down Wash Down Cleaner/Treatment
$9
Coghlan's Grommet Kit Repair Kit
$8
Lord and Hodge Grommet Kit Repair Kit
$11
NRS Inflatable Boat Cleaner Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$16
Trangia X2 Multi-Fuel Part Kit Repair Kit
$26
303 Hull Protectant
$9
Coghlan's Handy Duct Tape Patch/Tape
$3
Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$7 - $16
Gear Aid Cuts and Bolts Kit Repair Kit
$35
 
West System G/flex Epoxy Repair Kit Repair Kit
$27
Coghlan's Tent Pole Repair Kit Repair Kit
$4
Nikwax SoftShell DuoPack Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$21
Gear Aid Seam Sure Seam Sealer
$6
McNett Zip Care Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $9
MSR MicroMesh Maintenance Kit Patch/Tape
$15
Equinox TriGlide Buckles Repair Kit
$2
DryGuy Turbodry Boot Dryer Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$40
Nikwax Nubuck & Suede Proof Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$7 - $10
Nikwax Tech Wash Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $26
NRS Latex Wrist Gasket Repair Kit Patch/Tape
$38 - $41
Nikwax Sandal Wash Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $8
Nikwax Cotton Proof Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $12
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