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nirakaro
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Tent Repair

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My Big Agnes tent has done a decade or more of sterling service, but the tape on the groundsheet seam is falling apart, and needs replaced. Advice on the best procedure/products?
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nirakaro wrote: 24 Apr 2024, 4:12pm My Big Agnes tent has done a decade or more of sterling service, but the tape on the groundsheet seam is falling apart, and needs replaced. Advice on the best procedure/products?
Alpkit do all sorts of repairs through certain of their outlets. I'm sure there are plenty of smaller operations doing such repairs/maintenance if you do a simple search.
Convention? what's that then?
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There's various seam sealants and tapes on offer, or various recipes to make your own. Take your pick, they usually work fine as long at the material you're sticking too isn't too degraded. Tape is probably better on a groundsheet as sealant alone might rub or wear off.
These are decent people to deal with and often have advice:
https://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/haberd ... r-products

If your 10 year old tent has had a decent amount of use, it might be the groundsheet is no longer waterproof, worth testing and there's various online guides to do so. There's no point sealing the seams if the fabric isn't waterproof. It isn't a huge job to replace a groundsheet, quite expensive to have a professional do it, but for anyone competent on a sewing machine it's a couple of hours and £20 in materials, the biggest job is unpicking the original.
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nirakaro wrote: 24 Apr 2024, 4:12pm My Big Agnes tent has done a decade or more of sterling service, but the tape on the groundsheet seam is falling apart, and needs replaced. Advice on the best procedure/products?
The seam tape on the groundsheet of my Hille Kaitum was starting to peel a bit, I asked their customer service and they suggested Gear Aid Tenacious Tape would do a good job, which I subsequently got and used with success.
The downside was that long, thin strips weren't anything I could source in the UK so I had to get it from the US, but that was easy enough armed with a web browser.

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