- How to repair a tear in a jacket
On a trip just now, I went head over heels and made two tears in my lovely Arcteryx Atom jacket. I sent it back to Arcteryx and they say it is “too complex” to repair as the material is abraded round the tears. They offered me a new jacket at a reduced price, but a) they only have horrid colours in stock, and b) the reduction was not that much.
So – now I am wondering how to repair it. Send it to someone like Lancashire Sports Repair? Use some sort of iron-on patches? Any thoughts?Posted 5 months agoclubbySubscriber
Mcnett Tenacious Tape. Clear and very durable. No need to iron on, just make sure the fabric is clean and no loose thread in the way.Posted 5 months ago
Have a 7 year old repair on my winter riding trousers that’s still holding up, and sorted a rip in my down jacket this winter after snagging the sleeve.footflapsMember
Sale is a week old and lots of stuff has gone now…
NB Quite often see them for sale on outdoor gear FB groupPosted 5 months ago
For cycling or walking?
For cycling I’d just stick some spinnaker tape over it and zig zag stitch round it to make it truly permanent. No so much point seam sealing cycling gear IMO as you sweat so much anyway, but you could do that, or spinnaker patch, stitch then patch over it again. I’d worry slightly about any glue sticking to outdoors fabric as the DWR and membrane are obviously very low surface energy so glue’s will struggle to bond with them.Posted 5 months ago
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