So you have spent $500+ on a brand new tent, headed out on a trip, arrived home and discovered a tear in the floor or fly.
Is it ruined for ever?
Can a tear be repaired?
Will the result be any good?
Luckily a simple tear or rip to a tent floor or fly can be repaired quite easily, and the result is great!
Our future son in law, Jay Reilly, recently stayed for a few days. He is an experienced outdoor educator and mountain guide with many years experience in repairing tents. He “volunteered” to repair a torn tent one day and we captured the process on video.
Top tips from Jay:
- Use good quality sealant designed for outdoor gear repair – Silnet or Seam Grip.
- Take your time with the repair and allow at least 10-12 hours for drying, but the more the merrier!
- Talcum powder can take care of the initial “tackyness” when the repair is new.
Jay has spent a lot of time in the Himalaya’s guiding climbing trips. There are a few video’s around of him, this one of him crossing a crevase at 6500m on Mt Pumori is worth a look.
Have you ever damaged a tent floor of fly?
Did you repair it?
Did it work out ok?
Share your experiences below, we all love to learn from other people’s experiences.