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 Post subject: North Face Jacket Repair
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:27 pm 
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I've got a North Face puffer jacket which I managed to rip a few years back. At the time, I did an "emergency repair" on it with some superglue, just to stop the insides coming out!

I now want to get the jacket properly repaired, and I wondered whether anyone else had done this to one of their jackets, and who you used?

It's a relatively small tear (maybe 1.5 inches), but it's at the top of the arm, on the outside, so it's easily visible and I'm getting a bit fed up of walking around with a splodge of superglue showing!!

It's one of these:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Look for a local dress shop or tailors that does alterations, they should be able to help you out, or maybe put a sew on badge over it if it's in a place where that wouldn't look odd.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:15 pm 
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Thats a good idea. Get a north face bagde and seam it in properly and what not.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:31 pm 
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worth a phone call to see if they can sort it: http://www.tundra-repairs.co.uk ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Thanks for the advice guys - I think I'll give the repair shop a call to see how much they charge.

If it's horrendously expensive then I'll create another thread for badge suggestions!! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:23 pm 
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My son tore a similar one. I used black self-adhesive spinnaker repair tape. It's lasted years (sew round the edges to stop them peeling, then the glue will last).

PM me your address and I'll put a length of it in the post for you.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I wouldn't even think about sending that anywhere. It is not a waterproof fabric, so any high street shop can shove a patch on it.

The postage alone to a specialists would cost more than the repair.

Due to the filling it would be cheapest to have a patch hand sewn on.

I like the idea of shoving a NF badge on it, depending on where the hole is.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:11 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:


I like the idea of shoving a NF badge on it


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Most dry-cleaners do tailoring.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:28 pm 
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gavinda wrote:
highlandsflyer wrote:


I like the idea of shoving a NF badge on it


:shock:


:shock: :shock:


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