Knife Care 101

Learn how to safely handle and care for your GEAR AID knife in a few simple steps. Proper knife maintenance ensures it’s ready for an outdoor adventure or expedition today and tomorrow.

Use Aquaseal FD when superior flexibility is necessary (i.e., wet suit repair), Seam Grip for superior waterproofing (i.e., seam sealing outerwear and tents) and Aquas...

If you have a tent, tarp awning or canopy, it can be tough to know which sealant to use. Below we explain our three seam sealants good for all types of materials, from...

Which Tape Should I Use?

Tenacious Tape is an ultra-strong repair tape useful for making quick, peel and stick repairs to nearly any piece of outdoor gear. It comes in different forms. Which type should you use?

An unopened tube of GEAR AID adhesive including Seam Grip WP, Aquaseal FD and Aquaseal SR, has a four-year shelf life. The “born-on” date is crimped into the bottom o...

How UV Protectant Works Materials like Hypalon, PVC, fiberglass, roto-molded plastic, and other materials are damaged, bleached and ultimately destroyed through use an...

How to Replace a Zipper Slider

The Zipper Repair Kit by GEAR AID offers an assortment of zipper sliders and top stops as well as a sewing kit and seam ripper to help with replacing worn zipper sliders.
How to Repair Dive Gloves

Sven Middelkoop, scuba diving instructor in The Netherlands, offers some great tips for repairing dive gloves. Sven spends his time in the cold waters of The Netherlan...

To ensure the optimal performance of GORE-TEX garments and other waterproof breathable fabrics, wash the fabric regularly with a gentle technical cleaner. Dirt, smoke, body oils and other residues will inhibit breathability and decrease repellency.