While Rainy Pass Repair has your back for the majority of your outdoor gear needs, there are unfortunately a couple categories of equipment repair that we do not deal with. The good news is that we know of other great experts who can help with repairs that we can’t take on.

Footwear is a big one, so we are glad to have Dave Page, Cobbler right here in Seattle to help with outdoor shoe and boot repairs! Dave Page is an expert on mountaineering footwear and basically a wizard when it comes to shoe repairs and maintenance. He and his crew are authorized to repair many popular brands, such as REI, Vibram, Vasque, Merrell, Salomon, and more. You can give him a shout at (800) 252-1229. You can also drop by Mondays – Fridays, 10am – 6pm PST if you’re local.

Not as local to Seattle? Try Mountain Soles & Outdoor Threads (Milwaukie, OR) or Rocky Mountain Resole (Salida, CO). They’re familiar with many of the top brands and can help you out with any questions you may have about shoe repair and care. Mountain Soles also offers repairs on some brands of snowshoes.

Bonus: Here’s a great article about hiking boot maintenance: http://www.outsideonline.com/2066836/how-do-i-take-care-my-hiking-boots

Wetsuits are another big no-no for us. While we do work on drysuits, wetsuits are a whole other can of worms so we leave those to the many wonderful businesses that specialize in wetsuit repairs and alteration. Try Express Wetsuit Repair (Oceanside, CA), Swell Stuff (Encinitas, CA), Terrapin Wetsuits (Center Point, TX), or ProMotion Wetsuits (Hood River, OR). They’re all very knowledgeable in their craft and can take care of whatever issues you may have.

Rainy Pass Repair is happy to help with repairs on outdoor gear such as tents, packs, sleeping bags and garments. We specialize in dealing with waterproof-breathable fabrics like GORE-TEX®, but we can often find great repair solutions for all types of soft, sewn products. As you can see, even if we can’t fix it, we can usually put you in touch with someone who can, so feel free to give us a call with any questions: 888-747-7867.