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Old 12-01-06, 10:35 AM   #1
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Patch torn waterproofs?

After sitting out the bike commute from Tues-Thurs because of a snowstorm, I decided to ride in today. Mistake - there was a slight icy glaze on the road. I fell down twice before I got the hint and drove in.

Anyway, I tore my rain pants. It's a small hole on the knee, maybe 1 cm diameter. Anybody have experience fixing these? I'm thinking maybe try to patch it from the inside with rubber cement. Don't know what to patch it with - it would be nice to have some waterproof fabric... maybe an inner tube?
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Old 12-01-06, 10:41 AM   #2
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Go to a camping store and buy a Gore-Tex patch kit. It shouldn't be too expensive.
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OK; I guess I'll try REI.
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I used some self-adhesive nylon fabric, its not breathable but in a small patch its not a loss.
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Old 12-01-06, 11:42 AM   #5
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Got to keep it cheap, these are only $25 rain pants...
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Go to a camping store and buy a Gore-Tex patch kit. It shouldn't be too expensive.
I agree! The gore-tex patches are incredible. They not only last (I have one on my biking pants that is 3 years old) but they also are iron on. They don't frey (sp?) around the edges either.

P.S. They are 100x better than the iron on nylon patches you find at most stores.
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Duct tape.
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Duct tape.
For the win.
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My aged Goretex gear was baggy enough to begin with that I just rough sew the tear together and keep cycling. Leakage from the outside is small compared to the amount of sweat condensing inside. Warm damp is better than cold wet.
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