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!

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

External Frame Backpacks

Backpacking season has arrived. We get a lot of inquiries about external frame packs, and we see quite a few older external frame packs come through the shop for minor repairs or modifications. Hopefully this post can answer a few of the most common questions we get about this type of gear.

Many curious customers are […]

By |April 17th, 2015|backpacks, DIY, repairs|Comments Off on External Frame Backpacks

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
We will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. The last day to pick up orders for the holiday weekend is Friday, May 26th. Please plan accordingly and call us if you have any questions: 888-747-7867.
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