I need to get a zipper on a down jacket repaired and looking at getting the sleeves on my nano puff cut off and some elastic hems sewn on to turn it into a vest.
Does anyone have any experience of the alpkit repair service, particularly I'm wondering if they'll make a decent job of the nano puff?
They did a really good job on my mum's down jacket when she set one of the sleeves on fire. If I remember rightly they did it for free, or for a fiver or so, but possibly before their repair service was up and running as a commercial operation.
But they did a good job, very hard to tell.
Patagonia do free repairs. You could email them and ask if they'll remove the sleeves for free. They may well do - your sleeves can then go towards a repair of someone else's clothing.
...... or buy the Nano Puff vest?!
A vest usually has smaller armscye (arm holes) than a jacket, as it doesn't need to deal with arm raise. Removing the sleeves from a jacket may leave you with a vest with big holes...
Ohh good beta - maybe I'll give patagonia repair folks a shout
Too skint for buying an expensive vest I'll give thier repair service a shout tho
well well, you learn something new every day
"armscye" never heard the word before and I've only been in the sewing industry since 1977
Interesting. I wonder if it's more a pattern-cutting than sewing thing.
I suppose using armscye avoids the old armhole/arsehole confusion that can cause trouble in a noisy workplace...
I've just had first class service from Patagonia for repair of a Nano Air and an R1 hoodie. It wasn't especially quick (but totally understandable given the times), but the repair company that they use in the UK did a very good job indeed of both. Amazing in fact. I wasn't expecting much from the nano air (my own fault - I managed to set it alight - don't ask!!) and thought it was for the bin. The repair is visible, but the jacket is functionally as good as it was when new.
Couldn't recommend both Patagonia and Lancashire Sports Repairs in Burnley enough. Patagonia even emailed a pre paid label through to me for the carriage costs down to Burnley.
Good to hear that patagucci are having stuff repaired in the uk . The last warranty repairs I had done ( three zips ) were posted off to Portugal which didn’t seem that “ green “ or that efficient . Took ages . Excellent job though as always .