Some Nice Reviews

Winter is our busy season here at Rainy Pass Repair. We have been cleaning, altering and repairing lots of ski gear and even some tents and camping gear that customers graciously send in well before they need these for camping season. Here are some great reviews from our awesome customers:

I just got my bag back.  […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Some Nice Reviews

Nice Mention in Outside Online

We got a nice shout out from Outside Magazine, in an article about how to clean and patch down garments.

Check it out here!

By |January 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nice Mention in Outside Online

OIA Interviews a Rainy Pass Staff Member

Check out the link below for a great interview with one of our staff members, Kristy Holland, at a local event with the Outdoor Industry Association. We are looking forward to seeing some awesome things from Kristy in the future!

https://outdoorindustry.org/article/rules-of-rendezvous-give-a-little-take-a-little/

By |December 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OIA Interviews a Rainy Pass Staff Member

Recycling Fabrics and Gear

You might be wondering what we do with gear that comes into Rainy Pass Repair that cannot be repaired or is otherwise left behind. People often ask if we sell used gear-unfortunately we don’t as there are a few better outlets for used gear in the area. However, we do try our best to make the most […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|DIY, repairs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recycling Fabrics and Gear

Ski Gear Events in Seattle this Weekend

There are two great events for skiers in the Seattle area this weekend.

I just got back from Ski Dazzle, at WaMu Center, just around the corner from famous Century Link Field! There are several ski gear retailers offering great deals on all kinds of equipment, including Sturtevant’s, Mountain 2 Sound Outfitters, and Helly Hansen. Many […]

By |November 7th, 2015|family fun, shopping, skiing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ski Gear Events in Seattle this Weekend

Fun & Wacky Sleeping Bags

When we aren’t fixing your gear, we here at Rainy Pass Repair are always excited to learn about new products in the outdoor gear world. We see lots of great, highly technical sleeping bags with awesome features such as waterproof down, elastic baffles, and built in stuff sacks, but we will post out thoughts on […]

By |September 16th, 2015|camping, family fun, shopping|Comments Off on Fun & Wacky Sleeping Bags

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

Our Favorite Camping Recipes

There are three things that everyone here at Rainy Pass has in common: a strong interest in sewing, a love of the outdoors, and a passion for FOOD.

Here are some of our favorite recipes for summer camping, put together from our very own staff:

Cowboy Breakfast

(4 servings)

This recipe is best in a dutch oven, but any large […]

By |June 30th, 2015|camping, DIY, family fun, food|Comments Off on Our Favorite Camping Recipes

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

Gear Survival Tips- What NOT to do to preserve your gear!

Based on some of our most common repairs, here is a list of what NOT to do if you want to avoid sending your gear to Rainy Pass Repair:

Don’t reach in a stove with a down jacket. In fact, don’t wear a down jacket near anything hot because that light, thin nylon will melt! Cuff […]

By |May 15th, 2015|camping, DIY, gear storage, oops!, repairs|Comments Off on Gear Survival Tips- What NOT to do to preserve your gear!