Gear School: Patch a Ripped Jacket
Learn how to repair a rip in your favorite jacket in three easy steps.
Disaster strikes...a gash in your $250 shell. Deep breath, you can fix it....
STEP 1: Trim away loose threads near the rip. Cut a round patch of Tenacious Tape. It's clear-- and sticks like crazy-- yet it can be removed later on with no messy residue, like duct tape. Or, you can leave it permanently.
STEP 2: Join the edges of the tear together and place the tape on the outside surface of the jacket. Tip: When you're working with any patches, always cut rounded corners; they're less likely to peel.
STEP 3: Flip the jacket inside out and paint the wound evenly, spreading the Seam Grip about 1/2 an inch around it in all directions. Let it dry overnight. Then, remove the tape. Or leave it on, badge of honor style.
1. Scissors 2. Tenacious Tape by McNett ($5) 3. Seam Grip by McNett ($6 )