Gear Aid Sil Net Silicone Seam Sealer

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Sil Net is a silicone seam sealer made by McNett outdoors…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Usage: seam sealer
Ease of Use: easy
Price Paid: $7.95

Sil Net is a silicone seam sealer made by McNett outdoors in Bellingham, Washington.  The tube I have is 1.5 oz and comes in a squeeze tube similar to toothpaste. 

I first used SilNet to seal the seam on the tarp I use for my hammock. The product comes with a brush that is used to lightly apply the product to the seam. It seems easy enough. However, more is not better! I quickly learned that a little of this product goes a long way. That's good because one tube will last you a long time. 

Applying the product very sparsely is the secret and giving it time to cure (about 8 hours in warm weather - longer is better) will provide you with a quality, durable seal. It dries clear and remains soft and pliable to the touch.

I have tried several other seam sealers.  Most notably the Coleman product that is readily available in the local Wal Mart. SilNet is FAR superior to these other products - especially if you are working with silicone ripstop nylon fabric.

So far, the SilNet has lasted at least two years for me. Most of my camping is in the southeast where it is very hot and humid. The tarp is many times a source of shade as well as shelter from the rain. This means it is in direct sun on days when the temps are near 100 degrees.  In other words, it's semi abuse of the product. 

I try to take good care of my gear and fold it up nicely when not in use.  But, let's face it, when you're in the woods, sometimes time and weather don't allow you to use the most care.

Despite that, this product has performed very well for me and I would highly recommend its use.  It is the only seam sealer I will use.

Daniel Oates

jcreamer, have you had any issues with the product being tacky after applying and it has cured? Also, as I've read reviews going back and forth, did you apply the seal to the inside of the hammock tarp or outside? Thanks!


6 months ago

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Unaffected by extreme heat or cold Seals in one application One tube seals critical seams on an average 2-person tent

- Mountains Plus

Specially formulated for sealing seams on tents and other outdoor products constructed or coated with silicone, such as silicone treated nylon. Silnet may also be used as an in-field repair material for moderate rips, tears and areas of abrasion. Available in 1 1/2 oz. Blister Pack.

- Ramsey Outdoor

SILNET Seam Sealer from Mcnett is great for sealing your tent or repairing tiny pinholes. It's a neccesity when you own a tent...you don't want to sleep in a puddle when it rains. PRODUCT FEATURES: If you own a sil-nylon tent, SilNet is a must-have Sil-nylon tents aren t sealed at the factory Use SilNet to seal the seams on your silicone-treated tent, tarp, backpack and rainwear The only seam sealer ideal for sil-nylon fabrics Specially formulated for sealing seams on tents and other outdoor products constructed or coated with silicone, such as silicone treated nylon Silnet may also be used as an in-field repair material for moderate rips, tears and areas of abrasion Seals in one application Unaffected by extreme heat or cold One tube seals critical seams on an average 2-person tent

- Appalachian Outdoors

SilnetTM Silicone Seam Sealer is specially formulated for sealing seams on tents and other products constructed or coated with silicone.

- REI