/ Recommend a good repairer for crampon rips in over trousers

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Mark Of Loxley - on 12:28 Fri
Hi,

I have a few puncture holes, small rips caused by tripping over my crampons a few times. Mountain equipment hard shell overtrousers and Rab neotech trousers. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced repairer as at 30 per patch from RAB i would almost be paying for a new pair of trousers.
Just wanting to get these sorted before this winter as gaffer tape only works for so long !

Cheers
Dave the Rave on 12:30 Fri
In reply to Mark Of Loxley:

Mr Gaffa
ChrisBrooke - on 12:31 Fri
inboard - on 13:03 Fri
In reply to Mark Of Loxley:

Spinnaker repair tape - you'll find some on amazon. Light sticky and strong.
captain paranoia - on 13:06 Fri
GrahamD - on 14:23 Fri
In reply to Mark Of Loxley:

Duct tape. Just make sure the area to be repaired is clean before applying.
SenzuBean - on 14:38 Fri
In reply to Mark Of Loxley:
> Recommend a good repairer for crampon rips in over trousers

I know a really good guy for the job. His name is Mark. He comes from Loxley. ;)

Anyway as others have said, doing it yourself is the easiest way. I would add that when I repaired my stuff (I've used all 3 types of tape mentioned), I found it would flap at the edges sometimes. I used McNett seam seal to cover over it, and make it a more solid patch (didn't try it with duct tape, but worked with both tenacious tape and spinnaker tape. Be careful though because the solvent can curl the tenacious tape if you're not careful).
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tjin - on 14:46 Fri
In reply to Mark Of Loxley:

I go DIY. I first tried patches, but they do get loose after some use and washing. Best methode seems to be sewn the holes shut and apply seamsealer. The seamsealer waterproofs it and keeps the threads where they are suppose to be.
johnt - on 14:50 Fri
In reply to Mark Of Loxley:

Try a piece of sellotape or masking tape on the inside of the fabric to hold the tear together temporarily and seal it on the outside with McNett Seam Sealer - use only a small amount and reapply before it cures if required. The tape can be removed afterwards - note: Seam Sealer doesn't really stick to sellotape to it is easier to remove than masking tape if any leaks through whilst curing. A cheap repair that will last for years.
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nniff - on 15:32 Fri
In reply to johnt:

What he said, with the judicious application of needle and thread first if necessary. On lightweight waterproofs and insulated stuff, tenacious tape last for ages. On waterproofs a patch inside and out works best

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