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Old 07-14-2014, 12:49 PM
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Best way to repair tear in sleeping bag shell

In our last trip, my wife's new sleeping bag developed a small (little finger nail sized) tear. (we found it when cleaning up our gear at home. Its a synthetic bag (no down coming out). The tear is on the outside shell of the bag. What's the best way to repair this?
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:05 PM
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GWyble GWyble is offline
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I am a big fan of Tenacious tape. It bonds well to fabric and I have used it to repair mesh in tents with good results. It also works will on sleeping pads.

Glenn
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:59 PM
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I would sew up the tear using a herringbone stitch.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:47 AM
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I would try folding the raw edges in and stitch it with very tiny stitches. Very fine thread and needle would help.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:33 AM
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I'm another fan of Tenacious tape. I would set a piece of tape over the hole, pull the material up over the tape and carefully press the material down on the tape. With the tape on the inside you should get a nearly invisible repair on a hole that size and the chance of the tape getting pulled off is reduced.
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