When it comes to your outdoor gear and outerwear, it's essential to keep them in good condition to ensure their functionality and longevity. However, accidents happen, and wear and tear are inevitable. So, what repairs can be done on outerwear to salvage them? Here are some tips and options for repairing your gear.
First and foremost, it's important to note that repairing your gear should not be your primary solution if you plan on wearing it again. It is generally recommended to replace damaged gear, especially if the damage is significant. However, if you find yourself in an emergency situation and need a temporary fix, repairing your gear can be a viable option.
If you own 509 gear, we advise against repairing your gear unless it is an emergency. In such cases, they recommend submitting a warranty claim to see if you are eligible for a replacement. Taking advantage of the warranty coverage ensures that our gear will hold up to our standards in extreme conditions for rider safety and comfort. For more information on our warranty process visit ride509.com/warranty
While 509 is unable to make alterations to their products, there are certain repairs that you can handle on your own in quick-fix situations. If you have tears on the outer shell fabric of your outerwear, you can use NOSO patches or other suitable outerwear patches to mend them. These patches are specifically designed for outdoor gear and can provide a temporary fix until a permanent solution is available.
When applying these patches, it is advisable to use a bit of heat to ensure proper adhesion and to keep moisture out. This can be done while you're on the trail or in the field, making it convenient for quick repairs during your outdoor adventures. Applying heat from a dryer or iron can significantly enhance the adhesion of the patches, providing a more durable solution.
However, it's important to keep in mind that these patches are not intended as permanent fixes. They serve as a temporary solution until you can seek professional assistance or explore warranty options for a more reliable repair or replacement. Properly maintaining your gear and promptly addressing any repairs needed will help extend its lifespan and ensure optimal performance.