You love your down jacket. Warm, trusty, and adventure-ready, it’s a spectacular piece of outdoor attire. But what happens when a campfire spark burns a hole in your favorite down jacket? Or when a thorny bush tears the sleeve? Or when a dog punctures the padding? Your trusty down jacket is ruined. Right?

Thankfully, it’s not the endgame for your down jacket. All you need to repair a down jacket is a NoSo Patch. Easy enough to repair your outdoor gear and apparel on-the-go, NoSo Patches offer an attractive way to patch and preserve your down jacket. Here’s how!

How to Repair a Down Jacket Hole

Down jacket repair is as simple as 1-2-3 with NoSo Patches. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Inspect the damages. Are there any loose threads, feathers, or frays? Is the area dirty, dusty, or sandy? Clean the area with an alcohol swab (or whatever you have on hand) and trim away any debris.
  • Peel it off and slap it on. Remove the NoSo Patch from the backing, center it over the hole or tear, and stick it to the down jacket. Make it nice and smooth by moving from the center to the edges.
  • Add heat to make the patch permanent. Yes, a little heat—like a few seconds with a hairdryer or direct sunlight on a hot day—helps the adhesive become permanent. If you can’t apply this step immediately, that’s A-OK. Just do it when you can.

Told you it was as easy as 1-2-3. This is vastly simpler than needles and thread or sloppy glues. And with so many incredible patch designs, much prettier than ugly duct tape on a nice jacket. Not to mention that our NoSo Patches are:

  • Durable
  • Waterproof
  • Flexible
  • Washable

Better still, these patches are super versatile. Need to repair a tear in your tent, a rip in your backpack, a burn in your pant leg? Just follow the same three steps and you’re good to go. This is vastly better than throwing away an otherwise perfectly good down jacket. Just one patch can save your jacket from ending up in a landfill or having to buy a new one. That’s savings for the ecosystem and your wallet!

Heck—you don’t even need to have damaged outdoor clothing or gear. You can patch your stuff for fashion or fun too.

Common Questions About NoSo Repair Patches

What if I’ve lost stuffing or feathers through the hole?

Depends on how much stuffing you’ve lost. A few feathers might not mean much, but losing lots of stuffing could negatively impact the jacket’s ability to withstand cold. Luckily, you can buy down stuffing—but be sure to shop around. Prices vary pretty widely.

Does this work on campfire damage or cigarette burns?

Absolutely. NoSo Patches can patch anything from burns to tears to holes and all the rest.

What if I have a really big hole or a huge tear?

NoSo sells large repair patches exactly for this reason. You can even cut the patch fabric to fit the exact area that you need. Then again, some of our customers like to like to use lots of little patches—so it’s totally up to you.

Does this work on pockets?

Of course. Nobody wants to lose their keys, money, or phone through a hole in their pocket. Just patch this up following the same steps. If it’s a really big hole in your pocket or backpack, you can use sandwich our patches on the inside and outside of the pocket. This helps to fix the damaged area and cover the adhesive.

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So, what are you waiting for? Stock up on some NoSo Repair Patches by visiting our online store or finding us in your favorite outdoor retailer.