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climbin_moo


Jan 17, 2006, 12:24 PM
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I'd like to hear the ways people patch haul bags. Does seamgrip / ripstop work well?

I have a couple small abrasion holes in mine. I know I can always toss lots of duct tape on it. For people that use the duct-tape method, how well does it hold up?


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Colored duct taped if you want to get fancy!


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Can't say I've ever had to repair a haul bag...so take what you can from this info. I've sewn packs and tents back together in spots with dental floss. I would say that since you don't want it to be a leaky patch, sew it then duct tape it.

...If I was repairing my haul bag that's what I would do.


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Duct tape and Tool dip from Home Deopt. Or, send it to Russ at Fish Products and he can hook you up.

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I use a speedy stitcher. It has worked so far.


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Duct tape can last a long time, especially if you put alot of layers. Although, I'd recommend you seam grip the area first. I've sometimes used old blue vinyl hosing to repair holes. You know, the flat blue pipes fisherman use to pump water into the tanks? It's thinner than fireman hose material. It's texture and pliability matches haulbag material quite well...


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I'd cut a patch of the same material then glue it on with seam grip.
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Most haulbags use a urethane fabric. I'd get some nylon mesh, some urethane fabric for patching and some seam glue or a rubber safe epoxy type glue. Your best bet for the fabric and mesh and even glue is probably a pool installer or service company. I really don't know where you'd get the fabric. Maybe metolius would sell you a scrap? I don't know...

But take your scrap, cut it to 1 1/2" bigger than the whole, and assuming you didn't get the same weight of new material, cut out a piece of mesh about 3/4" bigger than the hole or 3/4" smaller than the patch. Glue the mesh to the bag, clamping it with a piece of saran wrap or waxed paper or something that won't stick to your glue. Let that cure and make sure its on tight, but that it adds a bit of structure--ie don't lather the glue on to the mesh. After it's cured, glue on your patch.

I did that to a friend's bag and it seems to have held up for the past four or so walls. YMMV.


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I have used plasti-dip (stuff that Rus recommends) and duct tape for an old, grade V bag of mine. Duct tape several layers over the hole, and then coat it with the plasti-dip. It's not my main haul bag any longer, but it has held up for three years.


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