Great Products Made in the USA

People often call to ask us “What gear should I buy? What is the best gear available?” It is difficult to say what exactly you should buy- there is so much great gear out there, and everyone has different needs and tastes. The best tip we can offer to any consumer is BUY AMERICAN. The […]

By |July 24th, 2015|camping, repairs, shopping, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Great Products Made in the USA

Used Gear- Our Best Of List for 2015

We are big fans of reusing and re-purposing outdoor gear. Everyone loves to get a good deal, and some of the older tents, backpacks, and jackets are just too cool to pass by!

Seattle is basically a mecca for used gear, so we have lots of local options to find great recycled stuff:

Second Ascent in Ballard […]

By |June 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Used Gear- Our Best Of List for 2015

UV Damage

Summer is tent season here at Rainy Pass Repair. Although we can fix many problems such as tears, broken zippers, and missing hardware, there are certain conditions which we cannot repair. The main issue that we see is UV damage or “sun rot.” UV damage is most common on tents and rain flies, but can […]

By |May 9th, 2015|camping, gear storage, storage, Uncategorized|Comments Off on UV Damage

Cycling Gear Repairs

With summer fast approaching, more and more folks will be hanging up their keys to hit the streets on their pedals. Here’s some insider tips on customizing your cycling gear to fit your needs and also how to save big money by adding years to the life of your current gear.

Whether you’re taking a casual […]

By |April 24th, 2015|cycling, oops!, repairs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cycling Gear Repairs

Duct Tape Repairs

We all know that there are a million uses for duct tape. Once you start looking, you will see it everywhere you go… small patches of silver or black shining on coats, tents, or bags where people have made their own temporary repairs.

Duct tape is great in a pinch, but it can actually […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Preventing Zipper Corrosion

We see all types of zipper problems here at Rainy Pass Repair, and zipper corrosion is one problem that you can easily prevent. Here are some tips to keep your zippers fresh and clean, and keep you out there doing the things that you love to do.

Zipper corrosion occurs when the metal parts of a […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Preventing Zipper Corrosion

Tentsile Stingray Tree Tent

We recently started taking care of warranty services for a cool new tent company from the UK called Tentsile. They make some great hammock tents that are designed to hang from trees, like a portable tree house. This is particularly useful here in the Pacific Northwest or other areas where wet ground is common.

Tentsile graciously sent […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tentsile Stingray Tree Tent

Rainy Pass Repair is at OR this year!

We are looking forward to chatting with some of our friends in the outdoor industry and seeing all of the new product at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

By |January 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rainy Pass Repair is at OR this year!
If you need something repaired for Memorial Day, your order must be received and approved no later than April 30th (mail-order) or dropped off at the shop by May 17th. Thank you for your cooperation!
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