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Gaitor repair?

Postby nyker » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:51 am

Aside from duct tape, what is the best way to repair tears/rips in gaitors? Got a few decent sized rips in my OR verglass gaitors. #-o
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby TomPierce » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:02 am

There's also that iron-on ripstop repair tape, but it's pretty thin stuff (more for tents/bags?) and I suspect it wouldn't last that long, given the abuse gaitors take. Short of safety pins, all I can think of is taking them to a decent gear repair shop and having them stitched up.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby kushrocks » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:07 am

nyker wrote:Aside from duct tape, what is the best way to repair tears/rips in gaitors? Got a few decent sized rips in my OR verglass gaitors. #-o


I have had the same pice of duct tape on mine for about 2 years now. It looks a little cheap but its been an awesome and cheap fix.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby GregMiller » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:19 am

You might try some aquaseal
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby ElFuegoDelaMuerte » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:26 am

I use climbing tape on the inside of the gaiter. My last pair acquired some "speed holes" early in their career and the climbing tape held up until the "replaceable" instep straps both broke. I tried to buy replacements, but everywhere I went they looked at me like I was crazy, and like I was the first person to ever look for them. Anyway, a couple friends of mine have tried iron on patches, and various other fixes but nothing worked as well as the tape.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby d_baker » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:35 am

kushrocks wrote:
nyker wrote:Aside from duct tape, what is the best way to repair tears/rips in gaitors? Got a few decent sized rips in my OR verglass gaitors. #-o


I have had the same pice of duct tape on mine for about 2 years now. It looks a little cheap but its been an awesome and cheap fix.

Duct tape has worked for me too, for about the same amount of time or maybe more. Key is to tape both sides (i.e., inside & outside) of gaitor.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby kaiman » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:56 am

nyker wrote:Aside from duct tape, what is the best way to repair tears/rips in gaitors? Got a few decent sized rips in my OR verglass gaitors. #-o


I used some matching colored nylon thread (fairly thick stuff) and a heavy sewing needle to stitch up the crampon holes I put in my old OR Verglass gaiters. Now I am rocking a pair of the OR Expedition gaiters and they seem pretty impenetrable to everything.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby tommelch » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:08 pm

My OR crocodiles tore also at the strap insertion. I used some fabric adhesive from the hardware store, and put on several coats, and let it completely cure.
Probably similar to Aquaseal, but thinner. Never a problem since.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby Dex » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:29 pm

I've made the repairs from the inside using shoe goo and duct tape - it hold very well.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby RoanMtnMan » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:17 pm

Thick nylon thread, needle, thimble, and some Seam Seal are a staple in my repair kit. From gaiters to down jackets, this combo works well for me.
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Re: Gaitor repair?

Postby yedi » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:30 pm

If you don't need them immediately, you might try contacting OR to fix them. I tore up a pair of expedition crocodiles and asked OR about them. They asked me to send them in and they would repair them for free. Before I could ship them back I lost them and let OR know that I wouldn't be sending them in. They told me not to worry about it and sent me a brand new pair of gaiters for free. Fantastic customer service.

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