Fraying Any loose threads or fraying web ends should be melted with a lighter to prevent further unravelling.
Most zip failures result from wear to the coating on the inside of the zip slider. Once this coating wears off, the metal abrades quickly, and the slider no longer joins the continuous plastic coils securely. The plastic coils then tend to separate behind the zipper slider. One of the keys to zip longevity is to keep them free of sand and grit. Clean zips by washing with a garden hose with a pressure nozzle. It is also important not to overload pockets putting unnecessary stress on the zips when closing, as this could also result in failure.
To revive lost water repellency we suggest that you contact your local specialty outdoor shop. There are a number of different water repellency rejuvenation products on the market. Your retailer will be able to guide you to the one that would work best for your pack. We recommend Nikwax products.
We do have some spare parts for new and old products available. Packs: Buckles, nylon and elastic webbing, zip sliders, lids, hip belts, sternum straps, shoulder straps etc. Pacer-poles: Rubber tips, snow baskets, and various plastic pieces. To obtain any of these items or to inquire about items not listed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Repairs on a trip On long trips and expeditions it is good to take some duct tape, plus a needle, thimble and strong nylon thread to handle any emergencies. Also handy for fabric rips is a length Tear-aid, Tenacious tape or Gorilla tape which give neat long term repairs of rips and holes. We recommend clean rips be repaired by yourself in these situations, as they are not covered by our guarantee and this avoids shipping charges and repair costs.