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We believe in preserving the longevity of your outdoor gear, outerwear and footwear with our philosophy of Repair, Renew, Reuse. Instead of purchasing new gear every time it rips or tears, repair it by using one of our innovative products to make it last longer.

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Your gear is more than just the stuff you need on a weekend camping trip or a trek up the mountains—it’s the tent that can withstand the downpour you weren’t predicting, the down jacket that keeps you warm as you head into work when the temperatures dip, and the wetsuit that protects you when you’re diving into new depths of the ocean. As you hike up, climb down, or bike over on your adventures, your gear is bound to get beat up along the way, sending you back to the outdoor store to replace it. 

When your gear starts to look faded or cracked, renew it by learning how to care for and improve its performance. And when you’re finally ready to upgrade, reuse it by selling, donating, or recycling so that you can reduce waste and help care for this earth we all love to explore. 

Each scratch or gash on your gear tells a tale of where you’ve been and what happened along the way—so why not keep the story going for as long as possible?

Repair

When it breaks, fix it

Part of loving the outdoors is loving its unpredictability—the wildlife that you see on the trails or the huge waves you get when you’re out on dawn patrol—but that can lead to your gear getting torn up when you least expect it. The fear of making a problem worse or not knowing how to approach a gear repair can make you hesitant to take one on. 

Thanks to our step-by-step instructions on patching, sealing, and sewing—plus our innovative and long-lasting adhesives, patches, and zippers—you can not only fix up your gear, but you can also empower yourself by learning to fix it yourself. Most importantly, you’ll extend its life, save money, and keep it out of the landfill, all while letting each patch or repaired seam tell a personalized story of your experiences outside.

Imagine not having to give up your beloved waders that were with you on your trip to Big Horn River or that trusty duffle that you’ve taken with you all over the world (or maybe just to the gym and back). With GEAR AID, you don’t have to let go of those memories just yet. Learning how to DIY your own gear repairs instead of sending it off to the manufacturer will also save you time—and won’t keep you waiting to head out on your next experience.

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Check out our Tenacious Tape line for the best advice on approaches to patch your outdoor gear. 

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Check out our Aquaseal line for the best advice on approaches to repair your outdoor gear. 

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Check out our Seam Grip line for the best advice on approaches to Seal your outdoor gear. 

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Check out our Revivex line for the best advice on approaches to Seal your outdoor gear. 

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Renew

Performance at it's best.

We all have that prized pair of boots that’s helped us climb one more peak or that comfortable tent that’s kept us warm in the middle of a wind storm, but over the months or years of use they may have noticeably become less breathable, less repellent, or less warm. Renewing your gear with protectants, cleaners, and conditioners can increase performance and give the durability that will carry you through your next set of adventures.

Having the latest equipment doesn’t compare with the feeling you get when you slip on your wetsuit that fits just right or tie up your hiking boots that you’ve broken in after miles and miles on the trails.  We want to help you learn to read the signs that your gear needs some TLC—whether that’s visible dirt, fading, wet-out, cracking material, or flattening of the product. 

Knowing how to care for your equipment properly so that it can last as long as you need it. After usage, it’s always best to clean or condition your gear and apply necessary protectants before you use it again—all in the name of extending its life and keeping its performance the same as it was on day one. 

Top DOs and DONTs

  • DO read all manufacturer care tags
  • DO hand wash all tents, boots, and wetsuits
  • DO spot test leathers and suedes before you use product on them
  • DO dry down products with wool dryer balls to maintain shape
  • DON'T use regular detergents with technical fabrics
  • DON'T use high heat with lightweight fabrics
  • DON'T dry your gear in the sun

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Before you start your renewal journey, search our DIY care blogs, email us with protectant and gear cleaning questions, or get help from professional services that can determine the right care plan for your gear. 

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We believe in preserving the longevity of your outdoor gear, outerwear and footwear with our philosophy of Repair, Renew, Reuse.

Reuse

Give it new purpose

You’ve been through a lot with your gear, but there comes a point where you may be interested in upgrading or you’ve simply gotten everything you can out of it. Before you toss it out in the trash bin, take a minute to think about how you can give your old outdoor products a new life—whether that’s selling, donating, recycling, or upcycling it.

Your gear is a major investment, and caring for it throughout its life can give you the potential to earn some cash when you’re done using it. If you think your gear still has some decent life left and could be valuable to a fellow outdoor enthusiast, resell it and use the money to put toward a new tent, wetsuit, or that pair of hiking boots you’ve had your eye on. Unsure of where to start? 

Consignment & Used Gear Organizations

Try reselling through Pataonia, The North Face, REI, or even sites like Offer Up

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Another way to give new life to your gear is to donate it to an organization that could benefit from its use—from organizations like Gear Forward, which inspires kids to get outside, to nonprofits like Soles4Souls, which assists developing nations with shoe donations.

You could also consider recycling or upcycling your gear so that it gets new purpose. Whether you choose to upcycle your old tent into your child’s new adventure space in the backyard, turn your old pair of boots into a new planter, or opt to donate your gear to companies who use old equipment to sustainably create new products like Green Guru, Suga Mat, or Lava Rubber, repurposing your gear helps reduce the amount of energy it takes to produce new products, and also helps preserve our wildlife and natural places. 

Join us in protecting the outdoors that we love so much by reducing our impact — leaving it better than we found it. This helps ensure the next generation of adventurers can enjoy it for centuries to come.

Repair & Maintenance is important

Gear is more than just the stuff you need on a weekend camping trip or a trek up the mountains—it’s the tent that can withstand the downpour you weren’t predicting, the down jacket that keeps you warm as you head into work when the temperatures dip, and the wetsuit that protects you when you’re diving into new depths of the ocean. As you hike up, climb down, or bike over on your adventures, your gear is bound to get beat up along the way, sending you back to the outdoor store to replace it.

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Join us in celebrating this earth we love so much by reducing our impact leaving it better than we found so that the next generations of adventurers can enjoy it for centuries to come.

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Repair. Renew. Reuse.

We believe in preserving the longevity of outdoor gear, outerwear and footwear. Our goal is to educate gear users to repair instead of replacing—to purchase used and to extend the life of gear no matter what the state. Our philosophy is born from a place of buying quality gear, taking care of it, and passing it along for future use once it’s served it’s purpose. 

We solve gear problems

We focus first on ways to help you to care for and repair your outdoor gear, rather than purchase something new. We only make products that you will use frequently and know will stand up to years of use in tough conditions.

We care about outdoors

We work every day to lessen our impact on the environment, by eliminating harmful components from our products, and by being more efficient with the energy and natural resources that we consume.

We renew adventures

We work to find new ways to make your experiences in the outdoors more joyful, and memorable. We take the same tenacious, curious, and resourceful approach to solving the problems you face every day.

Find what will fix your gear

Adventure knows no bounds. It’s mountaintops and river bends. It’s fallen trees and autumn leaves. It’s early mornings and full moons. Adventure is out there, and with the right gear, anything is possible. We makes products to fix, clean, and protect gear, because when gear performs, so do you. No matter what's ahead, be unstoppable.

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