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Repair advice for failed jacket seam

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Somehow the seam next to a side pocket on my Norrona jacket failed. 

 

 

There is no tear, just a separation of the fabric from the side of the zipper. It looks like the seam was secured with some sort of two sided tape that failed, and that how I figured I would effectuate the repair. Suggestions for tape, or other methods.

Obliged.

D1

post #2 of 9

If you had the powder day you should have had today, while I was schlepping around through the slush in Boston attending to a family obligation, having left my house with a foot of fresh in the front yard :mad, you have absolutely no business posting about jacket seams tonight. Lets see the pics and hear the trip report!

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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

If you had the powder day you should have had today, while I was schlepping around through the slush in Boston attending to a family obligation, having left my house with a foot of fresh in the front yard :mad, you have absolutely no business posting about jacket seams tonight. Lets see the pics and hear the trip report!

 

My dear boy, patience and acceptance are virtues you may wish to hone to a finer edge.

And as as you do, I will poaching your turns on another rare powder day in Maine.

D1

post #4 of 9

Norrona has a 5-year warranty (I think), but I don't know if they repair anything in the USA.  I will cost you a lot less than the return postage to buy some tent sealing tape, which I've used on a 4-inch strip of tent seam and on clothing before.  It can be washed.   Caution: You have to apply heat--at least with the tape I have--so put fabric between the iron and the jacket so you don't melt the jacket.  If  you think the jacket fabric might melt, it would be just as easy to take it to your local seamstress or tailor, but probably $15 or $20 more expensive than buying the tape. Of course, they have the right materials and are responsible if anything goes wrong.  Double sided duct tape is very strong and is fine for field repair, but it could get messy when you wash the jacket. 

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post
 

Norrona has a 5-year warranty (I think), but I don't know if they repair anything in the USA.  I will cost you a lot less than the return postage to buy some tent sealing tape, which I've used on a 4-inch strip of tent seam and on clothing before.  It can be washed.   Caution: You have to apply heat--at least with the tape I have--so put fabric between the iron and the jacket so you don't melt the jacket.  If  you think the jacket fabric might melt, it would be just as easy to take it to your local seamstress or tailor, but probably $15 or $20 more expensive than buying the tape. Of course, they have the right materials and are responsible if anything goes wrong.  Double sided duct tape is very strong and is fine for field repair, but it could get messy when you wash the jacket. 


Another approach that has been very useful to me is to glue the tear back together with "Seam seal" repair glue. If you do a careful job, you won't even see the repair. I had a Helly jacket that started peeling apart at all the seams like that and the seam seal held it together for years. I have even repaired tears in down jackets and gore tex pants shells with it. Can't remember who makes it, but you can pretty much find it wherever you can buy a tent. DON'T GET IT ON YOUR HANDS :eek.

post #6 of 9
I had a seam open on my favorite Mammut shell pants, and on the pocket liner of a Cloudveil soft shell jacket. Used "as seen on TV" fabric glue that I found in a department store. Worked fine, still using both.
post #7 of 9

Just take them to a reputable snow clothes repair shop and you don't have to worry about it at all. That's what I always do with my pants sliced by edges. Ask your local ski equipment shops about ski clothes repairs.

post #8 of 9
rainypass.com may be able to repair the seam
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

All good. Appreciate the suggestions. I have emailed Norrona for their take on it. But there is no way I will send this to Europe for such a repair. And since I am the second owner, the warranty does not extend to me.

Thanks again.

D1

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