How to Repair an Inflatable

A deflating inflatable can throw a serious wrench in your plans, but with just a little bit of know-how and a few useful tools, your day out on the water can be salvaged.  If your inflatable pontoon, SUP board, boat, river tube, PVC or Hypalon raft, they can easily be repaired.
How to Repair a Wetsuit

You could say that you and your wetsuit have been through a lot together. Whether it was the final hurdle of your last grueling triathlon, the tumbling waves you handled in those early mornings at La Jolla, or the sunken ships you saw off the coast of Aruba on a recent diving trip, those who wear a wetsuit know that it’s more than just another piece of equipment—it’s what keeps you safe, warm, and protected.
How to Care for a Wetsuit

Take care of a dirty and stinky wetsuit and other neoprene gear by regularly washing it with Revivex formulas. Learn how to dry and store it properly, too.

Divers' Flag A rectangular red flag with a white diagonal stripe is required on state waters.   Alfa Flag A blue and white International Code Flag A (or Alfa flag), a...

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...

How to Wash GORE-TEX Fabrics

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.

Our friends at NRS offer some great tips for making repairs to drysuits using Aquaseal or Seam Grip. Watch the video on nrs.com.

Step 1: Remove old zipper slider Select a slider that matches the one you are removing. The letters that are printed on the slide tell you what size you need. With a s...