GEARAID ULTRALIGHT
4 Images

Quick fixes for damaged goods

GEARAID ULTRALIGHT
A small repair kit can solve big problems in the field.

GEARAID ULTRALIGHT
A terrific general-purpose kit (think broken tent poles, punctured inflatable sleeping pads, ripped jackets, busted buckles, missing grommets). Contains the usual suspects (sewing needles, thread, duct tape) plus smart rarities (a no-see-um netting patch, buttons and a glue stick among them) and a fine repair manual. 5 ounces. $21. (800) 324-3517, www.adventuremedicalkits.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Eric Boyd / LAT ()
COGHLAN’S NYLON TENT KIT
COGHLAN’S NYLON TENT KIT
This kit is perfect for fixing damage to a nylon tent. Included are three tent-pole ferrules — one each for the most popular sizes (8.5 mm, 9.5 mm and 11 mm). Also included: two adhesive-backed ripstop nylon patches, two mesh-screen patches, two spools of nylon thread, one tube of Seam Seal, one No. 4 (60 mm) needle, and a 45-inch shock cord. $4. (800) 426-4840, www.rei.com ()
PLASTIC OR RUBBER REPAIR KIT
PLASTIC OR RUBBER REPAIR KIT
Rubber boots, air mattresses, waders and ponchos can benefit from this product, which contains one tube of vinyl plastic and rubber cement, one metal rasp, one 2 1/2-by-4-inch rubber patch, four 1 1/4 inch-square rubber patches and sufficient instructions. Missing from the package: a cloth for cleaning vinyl before making repairs. $2. (204) 284-9550, www.coghlans.com ()
McNETT FIELD REPAIR KIT
McNETT FIELD REPAIR KIT
This product claims to seal holes in self-inflating mattresses and the sole photo on the packaging shows a man apparently using the kit to repair an inflatable mattress. Yet this writer could not get the product to shore up any of six small cuts in an air mattress of the same make and model as the one pictured. A waste of $7. (360) 671-2227, www.mcnett.com ()
1/4