Has your pack suffered recently needs a bit of TLC? We’ve got a few tips for you to sort out broken buckles, snags, and tears.
If you need to repair a buckle, follow these simple steps:
- Identify the male and female sections of the damaged buckle, even if only one side is damaged both sections are going to need replacing.
- Determine the width of your webbing and select the correct size and type of buckle or threadback.
- Remove both sides of the damage buckle from the item. One side can be unthreaded the other will need to be snapped/cut off. Make sure to cut only the plastic buckle and not the webbing.
- Thread on the new Quick Attach buckle
- Then, when you get home from your trip, consider sending it back to Service Centre for a permanent solution.
If you need to sew your backpack, we’ve got a great video on Field Darning Techniques. However if you have a patch repair kit here is a simple technique that is hard wearing yet temporary that will see you through until you get back:
- Start by cleaning the affected area where possible
- Apply Rab repair patch of suitable size or another repair patch – a circle is best for this to avoid lifting corners; but of course, any patch is better than none. You should try and avoid patching across seams where possible.
- Make sure you apply the patch smoothly – using the back of your nail can help with this.
Then, when you get home from your trip, consider sending back to our Service Centre for a permanent solution, which is always here to help you keep your garments going for as long as possible.