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Recent Gear Care/Maintenance Product Reviews

Coghlan's Water-Based Seam Seal

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Works well I have used this with success on nylon tent floor perimeter seams and rainfly seam.  Neither were reinforced with tape and this has lasted over 8 years, 8-16 days, 4 seasons per year without reapplication. I have just applied to the opposite side of taped seams of a new tent.  This works well as it saturates the thread and seals the stitched holes. This comes with a push to open top with brush attached.  Application is easy, shake before use, invert, lightly squeeze bottle to saturate… Full review

Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 1 of 5 stars Don't waste time or money. Tried repairing the seams on a hood neck shoulders on Goretex Extrem Berghaus Paclite Don't stick well the seams curl up like old corn beef, when applied. When cured it peels off like dead skin. Basically my Berghaus Extrem Paclite Jacket had some seams coming away. After searching and reading reviews, I thought sod it give it a go. When applying seam grip it soaks into the seams, making them curl up, so you have to sit there and keep pushing edges down to stick, best… Full review

Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Fabric Repair Tape

rated 4 of 5 stars A strong and durable patch kit for nylons, fabrics, and more! I first purchased this tape to apply it to a pair of Gore-Tex rain pants from North Face. They had caught an ember from a campfire and had a hole the size of a dime. Fearful of catching something on the hole and making it worse, I started researching options to make the fix. I first considered traditional duct tape, but decided that it would leave a residue and not be much of a permanent seal as I would have liked as well as left residue. Full review

Nikwax Conditioner for Leather

NEVER USE ON SUEDE!!! My friend tried to weather protect my brand new 100$ Uggs and completely ruined them. They are now blotchy and went from a light brown to a dark brown, almost black. Very very very very upset. In short, read the directions and never use this stuff on suede or you'll ruin anything it touches!! My experience was poor, however it was used incorrectly. Just want to let people know if anyone does try to use it on suede. Full review

Sea to Summit Mat Repair Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised by this product. Needed to make an emergency repair to my rain jacket a Marmot Oracle Jacket. Only thing the store had was this kit for sleeping pads. I had backed into a lantern and burned a quarter size hole in it dead center of my shoulder blades on a previous outing. The kit came with four round 1 1/4-inch and four 2-inch square patches. What I did was put a square one on the inside of the jacket and a round one on the outside effectively glueing them together in case they… Full review

Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After pretty much destroying two rain jackets by not waterproofing them often enough and then running them through a normal wash, I've been able to re-waterproof them almost perfectly with the Nikwax Direct Wash-In. Fast and easy, and good at fixing my prior neglect! :-) As noted above, I pretty much managed to destroy two rain jackets by neglecting them and running them through the normal wash a few times. Of course, I only discovered my mistake after becoming thoroughly soaked in a big rainstorm,… Full review

ReviveX Down Cleaner

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product for cleaning your down sleeping bag and other down gear and is a great value in terms of the amount of product you get for the cost. I spent quite a bit of time researching on the web for cleaners to use to clean my down sleeping bag that had seen one too many nights of me crawling in all dirty, sweaty, and grimy. I selected this product based on the reviews and also because it represented the best value with respect to the amount of product you received for the money spent. I bought… Full review

Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Patches

rated 5 of 5 stars I patched holes in my Big Agnes sleeping pad over two years ago; the patches are still in place. This stuff is the best. I patched holes in my Big Agnes sleeping pad over two years ago; the patches are still in place. No leaks. One of the areas I patched was at the mattress edge. If I could give 6 stars I would. Full review

Gear Aid Seam Sure

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Got it at REI...was the only thing they had. Applied to tent. Rained next day. NO DIFFERENCE; leaked just the same. Lousy results. REI issued a full refund. Don't bother!! Lousy product; did not work. Full review

Top-Rated Gear Care and Maintenance

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Liberty Mountain Shock Cord Repair Kit
Therm-a-Rest Valve Repair Kit Patch/Tape
$1 - $7
Equinox TriGlide Buckles Repair Kit
Coghlan's Vinyl Repair Tape Patch/Tape
Coghlan's Snap 'n Tap Grommets Repair Kit
Blue Sky Gear Clothes Line PolyPro
Gear Aid Buckle Replacement Set Repair Kit
$2 - $5
Sink the Stink Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
Kenyon K-Tape Repair Tape for Ripstop Patch/Tape
Nikwax BaseWash Travel Gel Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
Nikwax Polar Proof Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$3 - $24
Sterling Rope Wicked Good Rope Wash Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
Sea to Summit Field Repair Buckle Repair Kit
$3 - $5
Gear Aid Snap Bar Tension Lock Repair Kit
Gerber Pocket Sharpener
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Patches Patch/Tape
Kenyon Klear K Tape Patch/Tape
McNett Zip Care Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$3 - $9
Gear Aid Ellipse Toggle Cord Locks
Nikwax Cotton Proof Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$3 - $11
Gear Aid D-Ring
Gear Aid Dual-Adjust Buckle Repair Kit
$3 - $4
Coghlan's Tent Pole Repair Kit Repair Kit
Kenyon Seam Sealer 3 Seam Sealer
Gear Aid Tent Pole Splints Repair Kit
$3 - $5
SOL Duct Tape Repair Kit
$3 - $4
NRS Chaos Helmet Replacement Ear Pads
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Fabric Repair Tape Patch/Tape
$4 - $5
Gear Aid Ergo Zipper Pulls
$4 - $6
Nikwax BaseFresh Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
McNett Zip Tech Repair Kit
$4 - $6
Speedy Stitcher Polyester Thread - Fine Repair Kit
303 Aerospace Protectant Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $18
Nikwax Glove Proof Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $8
McNett Silicone Grease Lubricant
Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $9
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coghlan's Water-Based Seam Seal Seam Sealer
Coghlan's Tent Repair Kit Repair Kit
$4 - $6
Gear Aid Tri-Glide Set Repair Kit
Gear Aid Quick Attach Tri-Glide Repair Kit
Gear Aid Plastic Snap Hooks Repair Kit
Coghlan's Grommet Kit Repair Kit
$5 - $7
Gear Aid Tent & Tarp Line Locks Repair Kit
Nikwax BaseWash Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $9
Nikwax Wool Wash Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $26
McNett Wet & Dry Suit Shampoo Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $9
Metolius Cam Lube
MSR Fabric Maintenance Kit Patch/Tape
$5 - $6
Gear Aid Zip Care Liquid Zipper Cleaner & Lubricant Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
REI Hiking Boot Brush Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
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