Adventure lovers need gear and apparel that meets the challenges of their rugged lifestyle. There are a lot of really great options out there, ranging from fabrics that are more breathable, more insulated, more durable, more lightweight, or more heavy-duty — depending on the activity. One such fabric growing in popularity for its comfort and performance is GORE-TEX®.

GORE‑TEX is an advanced fabric, purposefully designed to help you stay dry and comfortable on the outside. It’s windproof, waterproof, and breathable; which is a pretty awesome combination for outdoorsy people. All sorts of goodies are made from this nifty material including jackets, gloves, shoes, pants, and so much more.

As you might expect, outdoor gear and apparel made from GORE-TEX can be pricey. And that’s okay. Investing in higher-quality gear tends to mean that the items you buy will last longer. But even the best gear isn’t invincible. Sharp rocks can still tear your favorite jacket. An overexcited dog can still rip a pair of hiking pants. And don’t even get us started on how a rogue spark from a campfire can singe your clothing.

This begs the question: What can you do to repair your now-imperfect outdoor gear? How can you repair GORE-TEX clothing? Luckily, we’ve got a super easy way to fix your GORE-TEX gear. Here’s how to extend the life of your GORE-TEX products.

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How to Fix GORE-TEX with NoSo Patches

Repairing your GORE-TEX gear is as easy as one-two-three and requires no expertise whatsoever. Here’s how to fix your GORE-TEX apparel with a NoSo Patch:

  • Start by clearing and cleaning the affected area. You’ll want to trim any loose fibers, pull out any thorns, and wipe away any dirt. Alcohol swabs work wonders, but do your best if you don’t have these.
  • Center your NoSo Patch over the damaged area. Remove the adhesive patch from its backing and place it over the hole, rip, or burn. Smooth it from the center out for a nice, even fit.
  • Apply heat to make the patch a permanent fix. A few seconds with a hairdryer is all you need. If you don’t have access to one at the moment, you can use one later or even let the patch sit in the sun on a hot day.

And that’s it! NoSo Patches are durable, waterproof, and flexible — meaning these patches are the perfect fix for your GORE-TEX gear. Not to mention they are an attractive way to repair your outdoor apparel; much better than ugly, inflexible duct tape or messy, ineffective glues. 

NoSo Patches help extend the life of your gear — which is good for the environment and good for your wallet. Our patches work on all sorts of fabrics, so it’s smart to keep a key on hand for your next hike, camping trip, or wild adventure. Available in all sorts of designs, styles, sizes, and colors — you can find the patch that is perfect for you.

So, explore our online store or find our patches in your favorite outdoor shop today!