Cutting Edge Company Provides Enhanced Cleaning Platform Using Zero Water and Less Energy

Ventura, CA - Patagonia today announced a strategic investment in CO2Nexus, Inc., a company that has developed a sustainable method of processing (cleaning, disinfecting and coating) textiles and garments using liquid carbon dioxide – using zero water, consuming less energy and generating very little waste. 

At Gear re-Store, you know we love gear that works well. That’s why we love when you take care of your garments at home! If your home treatment isn’t getting the results you are looking for, though, don’t toss your garment just yet!

Tear-Tek® Patches are a great way to repair small tears in waterproof breathable items. Come by Gear Restore to pick some up, or, bring your item in to us and we can apply a patch for you with our hydraulic heat press for $15.

Accidental rips, burns, tears or abrasion to the outer fabrics of garments or gear are the most common repair presented.

As many causes and types of rips and tears are methods to fix with:

Buckles break. It’s sad but true. Of course, though, we need them for our hip belts, shoulder straps, compression straps, etc.

Buckles are usually quite cheap on their own, less than $1. But, more often than not, some cutting and sewing comes in, which is where we come in!

Ladderloc Buckle Replacement

Seams come unattached for a variety of reasons…the good news is that generally this is a straightforward repair.

1. Stitched seam comes unstitched due to abrasion, or fatigue of thread

DWR is an acronym for Durable Water Repellancy: an essential component in the optimal performance of waterproof breathable jackets and pants.

Unfortunately DWR is not permanent and therefore, over time, needs to be restored. This is true of all garments that use waterproof and breathable technology whether GORE-TEX®, Event®, Eco Storm™, Entrant® DT, H2No®, Hyvent®, Omni-Tech® or other proprietary fabrications. You’ll know it’s time to restore the DWR when moisture is absorbed rather than repelled from the outer fabric.

  1. zippertop tape extension
  2. top stop
  3. slider
  4. pull tab
  5. tape
  6. chain width
  7. bottom stop
  8. bottom tape extension
  9. single tape width
  10. insertion pin boll
  11. retainer box
  12. reinforcement film

Zipper failures are one of the top three repairs requested. Although they all start the same…”My zipper isn’t working…”. The failure could be caused by many different factors:

Technical Outerwear Services

Gear Tracker

Our proprietary software, developed specifically for the outdoor gear industry, will allow corporate clients and individ...

Technical Outerwear Cleaning

Gear re-Store has spent years – and will continue to spend more years – evaluating optimal cleaning and dura...

Technical Outerwear Repairs

We have the team and the equipment required to do the most complicated repairs for technical outerwear, including repair...


Gear re-Store has its finger on the pulse and future directions within the outdoor gear industry.  We regularly att...

Gear re-Store has its finger on the pulse and future directions within the outdoor gear industry. We regularly attend key industry trade shows and are in contact with decision makers with some of the best-known brands in the world and the key retailers in North America. We are currently looking at CO2 cleaning technology, plasma nanotechnology, and innovative efficacy testing methods.


Gear re-Store continues to work with most of the major global outdoor brands, as well as the most prominent retailers in Canada.



Together with our sister company, Outdoor Approach, we have decades of experience in repairing, producing, and retailing technical outerwear for the outdoor industry. Our experienced laundry technicians, seamstresses, and consultants will help individual consumers through to corporate clients solve their outdoor gear challenges.



So everyone has a sustainability page on their website right?
Well, at Gear re-Store sustainability is important to us, because of the playground we and our customers play in.

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