Gear Care and Maintenance

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Recent Gear Care/Maintenance Product Reviews

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, 3 tents including a North Face VE24… 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

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

Top-Rated Gear Care and Maintenance

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Equinox TriGlide Buckles Repair Kit
$2
 
Granger's G-Wash Spray Cleaner Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$2
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$2 - $18
Kenyon K-Tape Repair Tape for Ripstop Patch/Tape
$2
Sterling Rope Wicked Good Rope Wash Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$2 - $3
Sink the Stink Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$3
Kenyon K-Tape Repair Tape for Taffeta Patch/Tape
$3
Kenyon Klear K Tape Patch/Tape
$3
Kenyon Seam Sealer 3 Seam Sealer
$3
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Patches Patch/Tape
$3
Gear Aid D-Ring
$3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Patch/Tape
$3 - $5
Coghlan's Handy Duct Tape Patch/Tape
$3
Coghlan's Screen Patch Patch/Tape
$3
Coghlan's Sewing Kit Repair Kit
$3
Lord and Hodge Grommet Refill Kit Repair Kit
$3
Coghlan's Colored Duct Tape Patch/Tape
$3
Lord and Hodge Snap Fastener Refill Kit Repair Kit
$3
Gear Aid Ellipse Toggle Cord Locks
$3
Aquaseal Waterproofing and Conditioner for Leather Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$3
Gear Aid Quick Attach Tension Lock Repair Kit
$3
NRS Chaos Helmet Replacement Ear Pads
$4
Nikwax BaseWash Travel Gel Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $5
Aquaseal Map Seal Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $12
Sea to Summit Ladderlock 1-Pin Field Repair Buckle Repair Kit
$4
SOL Duct Tape Repair Kit
$4
303 Aerospace Protectant Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $25
Metolius Cam Lube
$4
 
McNett Winch Buckle Repair Kit
$4
Coghlan's Tent Pole Repair Kit Repair Kit
$4
Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$4 - $9
Gear Aid Buckle Replacement Set Repair Kit
$4 - $5
 
Gear Aid Quick Attach Tri-glide Repair Kit
$4
Gear Aid Quick Attach Buckle Kit Repair Kit
$4
Sea to Summit Field Repair Buckle Repair Kit
$5
Gear Aid Tent Pole Splints Repair Kit
$5
Nikwax Wool Wash Travel Gel Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $6
Gear Aid MiraZyme Odor Eliminator Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $8
McNett Zip Care Equipment Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $9
 
Gear Aid Easy Pinch Buckle Repair Kit
$5
Gear Aid Duct Tape Replacement Set Patch/Tape
$5
McNett Reflector Buckle Kit Repair Kit
$5
Lord and Hodge Snap Fastener Kit Repair Kit
$5
Coghlan's Tent Repair Kit Repair Kit
$5 - $6
Nikwax Cotton Proof Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $12
REI Hiking Boot Brush Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$5 MSRP
Penguin Sport-Wash Fabric Cleaner/Treatment
$5 - $18
Sea to Summit Side-Release 2-Pin Field Repair Buckle Repair Kit
$6
Sea to Summit Side-Release 1-Pin Field Repair Buckle Repair Kit
$6
Granger's G-Tec Fabric And Leather Protector for Footwear Footwear Cleaner/Treatment
$6
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