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Recent Gear Care/Maintenance Product Reviews

Otter Wax Fabric Wax

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This product works as advertised. It will waterproof new fabric, will coat existing waxed garments, will seal seams and dreams. Perfect and affordable for the gear conscious enthusiast who thinks gear longevity is a personal choice. This type of product has been with us since the Neolithic epoch and gladly these folk provide the best and affordable product. Full review

DryGuy Force Dry Shoe & Glove Dryer

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Combining low heat with air movement speeds drying greatly. Packs down reasonably small when not in use. The DryGuy Force Dry boot and glove dryer is a vast improvement over the air only boot dryer I have been using for the last 25 years. By introducing 105-degree heat along with air flow the Force Dry has cut my boot drying time in half. The heated air does a much more thorough job of fully drying boots, shoes, and gloves without causing any damage. By getting my equipment fully dry I no longer… Full review

Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding performance. Gives new life to old leather. I'm really impressed with this stuff. I've been wearing leather work boots for decades now. They get a lot of abuse including drops of molten metal, slogging through mud, water and animal crap, lots of abrasion and impact, etc. Usually the leather starts to deteriorate after 12-18 months.  Now, I clean my boots really well with a saddle soap and then apply LP every six months or so. My current pair of work boots are three years old and going… Full review

Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe Water Repelling Treatment

rated 4 of 5 stars I visit hill stations very frequently and before I visited Rishikesh in May 2017 I used NeverWet boot and shoe spray for my sports shoes! Results were really interesting! I visit hill station very frequently! I visited many north hilly stations in India; Rishikesh, Triund in Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and many others. I also love water sports. Last time I visited Rishikesh (in May) for river rafting but before visiting I was searching for waterproofing shoes and luckily came across NeverWet shoe… Full review

Urban Armor Gear Outback Phone Case

rated 5 of 5 stars A bombproof cell phone case with superior grip. If you're like me and have started using your smartphone for navigation then you know you need a good case for protection while tramping through the wilderness. I use an Urban Armor Gear case for my Motorola Moto Z phone. Made of lightweight impact resistant rubber the case meets military grade drop-test standards. The fit is perfect, with oversized buttons for on/off and volume. The back offers excellent grip provided by a large section of cross… Full review

Scrubba Wash Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars The easy way to wash your clothes without a washing machine. The Scrubba Wash Bag is a rare thing, a real innovation, not just a variation on a well-worn idea. Basically, the Scrubba lets you wash your clothes without a washing machine or having to hand wash over a tub or in a stream. It gets better results than hand washing and with a lot less effort. While only the most obsessive washers are likely to take a Scrubba on a multi-day hike, it is great for base camp, hut, or vehicle based day hiking… Full review

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, four 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

Top-Rated Gear Care and Maintenance

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Liberty Mountain Shock Cord Repair Kit
Equinox TriGlide Buckles Repair Kit
Coghlan's Snap 'n Tap Grommets Repair Kit
Coghlan's Sewing Kit Repair Kit
Coghlan's Screen Patch Patch/Tape
Sterling Rope Wicked Good Rope Wash Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$2 - $3
Sink the Stink Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
Kenyon K-Tape Repair Tape for Taffeta Patch/Tape
Kenyon Klear K Tape Patch/Tape
Nikwax BaseWash Travel Gel Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
Kenyon K-Tape Repair Tape for Ripstop Patch/Tape
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Patches Patch/Tape
Gear Aid Ellipse Toggle Cord Locks
Gear Aid Dual-Adjust Buckle Repair Kit
Coghlan's Tent Pole Repair Kit Repair Kit
SOL Duct Tape Repair Kit
$3 - $4
NRS Chaos Helmet Replacement Ear Pads
Speedy Stitcher Polyester Thread - Fine Repair Kit
Kenyon Seam Sealer 3 Seam Sealer
Gear Aid Buckle Replacement Set Repair Kit
$4 - $5
Sea to Summit Field Repair Buckle Repair Kit
$4 - $5
303 Aerospace Protectant Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $84
Sea to Summit Side Release Buckle
Nikwax Glove Proof Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $8
McNett Silicone Grease Lubricant
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coghlan's Water-Based Seam Seal Seam Sealer
Coghlan's Tent Repair Kit Repair Kit
$4 - $6
Sof Sole Leather Lube Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
Sof Sole Suede & Nubuck Kit Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
Gear Aid Quick Attach Tri-Glide Repair Kit
Gear Aid Plastic Snap Hooks Repair Kit
Coghlan's Grommet Kit Repair Kit
$5 - $7
Nikwax Sandal Wash Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $7
MSR Pole Maintenance Kit Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $12
Gear Aid Tent & Tarp Line Locks Repair Kit
Nikwax BaseWash Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $10
Nikwax Wool Wash Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $26
Nikwax BaseFresh Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $6
Metolius Cam Lube
Sof Sole Sneakerballs Power Freshener Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
Gear Aid Tent Pole Splints Repair Kit
MSR Tent Mesh Repair Kit Repair Kit
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Fabric Repair Tape Patch/Tape
MSR Fabric Maintenance Kit Patch/Tape
$5 - $6
Gear Aid Zip Care Liquid Zipper Cleaner & Lubricant Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
Gear Aid Snap Bar Repair Buckle Repair Kit
REI Hiking Boot Brush Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
McNett Zip Care Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $9
Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $9
Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$6 - $10
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