Gear re-Store is a Calgary company that offers premium services for premium products. We specialize in the aftermarket repair, restoration, and Durable Water Repellency (DWR) treatments for a wide variety of products, primarily outdoor gear and apparel. Some of our clients include Vail Resorts, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Helly Hansen to name a few. We pride ourselves on high quality workmanship, quick turnaround times, and excellent communication with our customers.
Many outdoor garments have a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment applied to the outside of the fabric. This is what causes rain to bead up and roll off the garment. However, it breaks down over time and you’ll notice that your once water repellent item will begin to “wet out”. Garments that wet out do not breath and become uncomfortable to wear. Gear re-Store can professionally restore this DWR finish and bring garments back to their top performance.
At Gear re-Store, we use NIKWAX® products to both professionally launder gear and reapply its water repellent finish, creating high quality, long lasting results. We operate top-of-the-line commercial cleaning equipment that has been specifically programmed to get optimal DWR results while using minimal water.
Gear re-Store is committed to quality; our team of sewing technicians is capable of doing complicated repairs including repairing and re-sealing waterproof breathable membranes in pants, skiwear, tents, sleeping bags, back packs, etc… all while maintaining “factory finished” looks.
We work with a wide variety of materials and brands and are proud to be one of only three authorized Gore repair centres in North America. We are also an authorized repair centre for Patagonia, Helly Hansen, Columbia, The North Face, MEC, Osprey, and many other brands and retailers.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to request a quote or download our Canadian Repair Form or American Repair Form to get started. If you would like us to quote on a repair, please send us pictures as well at: [email protected]
Not only do we offer superior repair and laundering services but our proprietary RFID software, Gear Tracer™, enables us to track the progress of each item throughout the entire process. Data collected during the intake, laundering, repair, and return of your item(s) can be available to you in real-time. You’ll receive a text or email when we receive your garments, and when they are clean, fixed, and on their way back to you. You’ll rest easy knowing that your items are in good hands.
In addition, we sell Gear Tracer™ licenses and software to various organizations. This technology has limitless possibilities. Common applications include inventory management, life-cycle analysis, shrinkage protection, and even marketing opportunities. We would be happy to work with you to incorporate Gear Tracer™ into your business, based on your specific needs.