Seam Sealers

Brands

Kenyon
Gear Aid
McNett
Aquaseal
Coghlan's

Recent Seam Sealer Reviews

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

Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 3.5 of 5 stars There are other products out there which can fix leaking camping gear, although I have tried a few with disappointing results. Then I got McNett’s Seam Grip. There are other products out there which can fix leaking camping gear, although I have tried a few with disappointing results. Then I got McNett’s Seam Grip via Alpine & Leisure, an importer of McNett’s products for the New Zealand market. What I like is that Seam Grip comes with a brush-like applicator head, and a tiny paint brush… Full review

Aquaseal Seam Seal

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used on polyester thread sewn as a deck seam on marine grade vinyl. Tested uncoated sewn sample and water ran through the seams without hesitation. Dried cover and let sit for 24 hours then coated according to instructions. The cured cover held water with only one or two slow drips in the hundreds of stitches. I wouldn't use it to make vinyl fabric buckets but to keep water from reaching the seat foam in boat seats this worked very well. Full review

Coghlan's Seam Seal

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I could never find any info regarding this product, so I thought I'd provide my input for any others thinking of using this product. Short and sweet: I would not use this product again, nor recommend it to anyone, unless you were in a complete pinch, could find nothing else, and were unable to mix your own.  I've used this product twice (giving it the benefit of the doubt) on two different tents, each time with the same result. It goes on clear and predominantly dries white. The majority of the… Full review

Gear Aid Sil Net Silicone Seam Sealer

rated 4 of 5 stars 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… Full review

Coghlan's Water-Based Seam Seal

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Bought this seam sealer because I do things on the cheaper side. Within the first year it was pealing off. Plus it dried white in color. I applied it to a newer tent that never leaked. So I can't say how good it worked. But pealing off within the first year turned me off. I'll keep making my own seam sealer! Full review

Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 4 of 5 stars This stuff works well and does what its suppose to. The only drawback that I can see with it is that after your tent sits all winter rolled up in the stuff sack (like you're not suppose to do anyway) it tends to stick to itself a little bit, but it is not sticky to the touch. I have used it with a makeshift patch on the floor of a tent and on a small tarp and both have lasted well and not leaked at all. I rated it as a 4 because it stuck to itself after sitting and it takes a while to dry. It is… Full review

Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 5 of 5 stars McNett's Seam Grip is the absolute best you can use. If you use anything else you are wasting your time and money. I went through about a dozen other sealants and found NOTHING that even comes close to the performance and value of this product. The Good: It is the best tent sealant out there. If you think you found one better for a cheaper price, please let me know!!! Keep in mind that this stuff doesn't seem to penetrate fabric at all and remains on the surface like an armored sheet. There may… Full review