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:

1. Thermal seal – bonding from inner fabrication

  • When tears are clean, not jagged, small – less than one cm to 5 cm – then the repair can often be done by using adhesive seam sealing tape bonded from the inside. The result is relatively strong and generally cosmetically appealing
  • Cost $12.50 to $17.50
  • Cosmetic rating
  • Durability rating

2. Thermal seal – bonding on outer fabrication

  • When tears are jagged, or there are holes “quarter” sized or smaller, then he repair can be done using a thin thermal sealing material that bonds to the fabric leaving a low profile patch. Colours are matched as closely as possible. Sometimes designs can also be adhered
  • Cost $15.00 to $20.00
  • Cosmetic rating
  • Durability rating

3. Patch

  • When the repair must be robust and the cosmetic appeal is of secondary concern then patching with a similar fabric, stitching in place, then seam sealing where necessary is a cost effective method.
  • Cost $20.00 to $40.00
  • Cosmetic rating
  • Durability rating

4. Panel

  • When the desire is to have the best repair both functionally and cosmetically then replacing entire panels to the garment or gear is the best option for repair
  • Cost $40.00 to $70.00
  • Cosmetic rating
  • Durability rating

Technical Outerwear Services

Gear Tracker

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Technical Outerwear Cleaning

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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.



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