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  1. Doug Layne, Portland, OR.
    November 8, 2013

    Wondering if it could replace duct tape for blisters care? I have used it to repair a rip in my BA CS UL1 mesh, works great. Also I am going to try cutting the roll down and make some smaller patches.

    • Philip Werner
      November 8, 2013

      I suppose. A lot more expensive though. Give it a shot and let us know.

    • Walter Underwood
      November 8, 2013

      Use Leukotape P for blisters. It is thinner, more durable, and stretches just a bit so it doesn’t wrinkle.

      I never carry duct tape. For the few things I might want to tape, I carry replacements that are far superior, like Tenacious Tape.

      I hear that duct tape is great for removing prickly pear spines, but I bet I could do that with the Micropore medical tape in my first aid kit.

      • Walter Underwood
        November 8, 2013

        In some areas, duct tape is considered a “smellable” and needs to be in the bear bag. So don’t put it on anything you want to keep with you.

  2. Chris
    November 8, 2013

    Gaffer tape might work instead of Duct tape, the difference being that Gaffer tape doesn’t leave a residue. See e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape

  3. JERMM
    November 8, 2013

    GREAT stuff, it’s been part of my repair kit for a few years, I’ve made in field repairs on my rain jacket and tent.

  4. ronda
    November 8, 2013

    For weekend backpacks, when I used to get blister, I used for hot spots and to pre – tape blister – prone areas. Stayed on as long as I needed it to, but would remove easily. I loved that it was flat, so it wouldn’t rub on anything causing other irritations.

  5. David Bye
    November 8, 2013

    How long can you store it before it becomes unusable?

  6. Shawn A
    November 8, 2013

    If you leave this on your gear as a permanent fix, how does it hold up in the wash? Does it still adhere after it gets saturated? It still looks a lot nicer than duct tape that’s for sure.

    • Philip Werner
      November 10, 2013

      yes

  7. keegan
    November 8, 2013

    Does this work on Air mats too? It would be great to not have to carry a repair kit of inflatable mats too!

  8. andy
    November 9, 2013

    Just a note: it won’t hold as well to silnylon. McNett also makes a kit for fixing silnylon called silfix .

  9. John
    November 14, 2013

    http://m.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_11151_10001_18536_-1____ProductDisplayErrorView

    I have used Dacron sail tape for the same purpose. I suspect they are similar but Tenacious tape seems cheaper and more colors.

  10. Mac
    January 14, 2014

    Thanks for posting this its very helpful. I was debating between trying to sew an abrasion / tear in my Eddie Bauer jacket that caused a couple of small tears and also some scraping and “thinning” of the nylon shell fabric around the tear. Sewing would have taken care of the tears in the nylon, but not the adjacent abrasion areas, which are kind of flimsy to sew into anyway. I was afraid that even if i could sew into it, the whole area would become even weaker and come out as a much larger tear later. I think tape is the way to go because it will seal and protect the whole damaged area.

  11. Lynn
    May 7, 2014

    I should have asked you long ago – I don’t know if I can post a photo on your blog….I have an Osprey daypack. One day I left liver treats in one of the side water bottle holder pockets. Very bad idea. One of my dogs chewed a hole through the mesh, mostly at the bottom of the pocket. So, I only have one usable side pocket, which is a drag – because I want two!

    The mesh is torn away all of the way to the point it attaches to the pack, so I don’t think I could necessarily adhere something just to the mesh. Any suggestions for repairs?

    • Walter Underwood
      May 7, 2014

      Sometimes it works to use two pieces of tape, one on the outside of the mesh and one on the inside. The patches stick to each other and trap the mesh.

      • Philip Werner
        May 7, 2014

        Walter is correct – I just repaired the mesh on a pack like this today.

      • Jamie
        August 10, 2014

        Osprey has a no questions asked warranty, so just send it back.

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