Gear Repair Services

by Megan Hill

Dec 26, 2016

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If you have gear, you’ve definitely had gear problems. A broken zipper, a rip in your down jacket, you name it — these minor issues can render your item completely unusable, to the point where it winds up in the dumpster.


Enter gear repair services, companies that exist solely to fix these issues. They’re few and far between, but if you have one in your area, you’re darn lucky. And you should avail their services before tossing an item in the garbage.


Some companies allow you to ship an item to them for repair. After they’re finished working, they send it back to you. This is typically a more expensive and time-consuming option than simply bringing it to a gear repair shop, but if you don’t have one nearby, this option works well.


Options to consider include Rainy Pass, which operates in Seattle, Wash. They work independently and also under a partnership with renowned gear store REI. They provide a free estimate and a timeline for their finished work.


Specialty Outdoors also offers gear repair, including technical clothing. Their website offers an array of do-it-yourself tips if you’re looking to try your hand at your own repair.


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