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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 light weight 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 light weight 28L day pack which uses… Full review

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

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

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

Tenacious Tape

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Stronger and more aesthetic solution than duck tape. This is the only gear repair tape I've used, but I'm pretty happy with the results. I got this tape with the intention of repairing this terrible tear that I created on interior fabric of my rain jacket. I cut out a generous amount and applied it directly to the tear. The great thing about this tape is that so far, none of the edges of the tape have frayed after application. I will probably buy more for future use. This tape is a much better solution… Full review

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Backstory

Gear Aid is McNett's line of products to repair tents and other outdoor gear.

Gear Aid Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Gear Aid TV: Watch DIY Repair Videos
Gear Aid recently launched Gear Aid TV, a YouTube channel devoted to DIY gear repair and maintenance videos. Read more
July 3, 2012

GE to Offer New Laminates for Outdoor Industry
GE Energy, which offers eVent membrane technology, will collaborate with Amaterrace to create several new air-permeable fabrics never before seen in the outdoor industry. Read more
April 13, 2011

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