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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

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

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

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

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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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Bellingham, WA 98229-5845
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