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Stephen Bodiya
(stephen@bodiya.com) - F

Locale: Michigan
WPB jacket repair on 10/22/2011 15:24:04 MDT Print View

What do you think the best way to repair this jacket is? The hole/tear is about 3-4 inches long and not very wide at all when laid flat.

I was thinking the iron on seam tape from Quest, but thought I'd ask for other ideas first.

Seam tape?
WPB Fabric Patch Sewn on?
Other ideas?

Rain Jacket Hole

Jeremy Osburn
(earn_my_turns)

Locale: New England
if its gortex on 10/24/2011 12:02:50 MDT Print View

Rei or Seattle fabrics or probably any of the others sell gortex patches. I bet if you call the manufacturer of the jacket they might fix it for cheap or free, or send you the correct color patch. Sew or tape it on, seal the seams and you are done.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: WPB jacket repair on 10/24/2011 12:24:26 MDT Print View

If you put a patch on that wasn't breathable it wouldn't make any difference.

A small area, especially if it's not on your shoulders or head.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Re: WPB jacket repair on 10/26/2011 23:36:02 MDT Print View

If the hole were in a convenient area you could add a waterproof zipper to make a pocket!

Stephen Bodiya
(stephen@bodiya.com) - F

Locale: Michigan
Thanks on 10/27/2011 17:47:03 MDT Print View

Thanks guys! I'll probably just pick up a repair patch for it.

The pocket idea is very tempting Bender. I'll have to give it some thought. It might be well placed since the tear is on the front of the jacket.