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Gear Repair and Maintenance

How to Wash a Synthetic Insulated Jacket or Sleeping Bag

The gentle action of front-loading laundromat washing machines is recommended for washing synthetic insulated jackets and sleeping bags with delicate shell fabrics.

Regular cleaning of synthetic insulated jackets and sleeping bags is recommended to maximize their performance and warmth. However, the use of lightweight exterior shell fabrics requires delicate handling. Here are cleaning and gear maintenance tips to help you clean and restore synthetic insulated garments, quilts, and sleeping bags for optimal use. Synthetic …

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Tenacious Tape for Hiking Gear Repair

Tenacious Tape - Ultra-strong Repair Tape

Tenacious Tape is the bees knees for patching rips and burns in hard shells and insulated jackets, inflatable sleeping pads, tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks. I’ve used it many times since to repair the gear and clothing I like and want to keep using. Tenacious Tape comes in two forms: as …

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