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Sleeping bag repair

Posted: May 08 2009 1:30 pm
by aa7jc
My zipper caught the fabric on my WM highlight bag on the last trip and ended up tearing a very small hole. :(
What would be the sensible repair for this.. Sew a patch over it? That would be a bit hard but maybe with one of those U shaped needles I could do that.. Would there be any better options?

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: May 08 2009 1:35 pm
by te_wa
mcnetts seam grip

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: May 08 2009 3:30 pm
by fairweather8588
With a WM bag I might give the company a jingle (good customer service, last time I heard the sewing machines running in the background) and see what they recommend for a repair. te-wa's suggestion is a good one though

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: May 11 2009 5:09 am
by aa7jc
Thanks.. mcnett did the trick.. talk about easy!

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: Dec 14 2017 10:50 pm
by oldmanonthetrail
I have an idea I would like some help with if possible. Here goes..... I have a standard EE quilt and a Thermarest xtherm that I would like to mate together with velcro or zippers??
Is it possible ? Is there a glue out there that won't eat through the air pad and retain its strength enough to deal with repeated use. Ideally I would like zippers that open at the foot and up the sides .
Sewing the zipper to the quilt should be no problem.. Any ideas? I would love to have a draft free quilt system that would also help with heat retention
Thanks Dave

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: Dec 15 2017 7:33 am
by azbackpackr
Why not just use a sleeping bag for those times when it is too cold for a quilt? I use my sleeping bag like a quilt 90% of the time, but sure am glad for that zipper when I need it. I know, I should buy a quilt, too, but they are expensive.

Anything with ANY kind of glue is likely to fail, in my opinion. When opening and closing zippers you are using a lot of force, which would likely just rip the zipper away from the Thermarest pretty quickly.

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: Dec 15 2017 11:24 am
by hikeaz
oldmanonthetrail wrote:
Dec 14 2017 10:50 pm
I have an idea I would like some help with if possible. Here goes..... I have a standard EE quilt and a Thermarest xtherm that I would like to mate together with velcro or zippers??
Is it possible ? Is there a glue out there that won't eat through the air pad and retain its strength enough to deal with repeated use. Ideally I would like zippers that open at the foot and up the sides .
Sewing the zipper to the quilt should be no problem.. Any ideas? I would love to have a draft free quilt system that would also help with heat retention
Thanks Dave
If you can find some of the earlier (w/toluene - yellow label/can/tube) Barge cement, I think that would secure Velcro to the pad.

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: Dec 15 2017 1:29 pm
by oldmanonthetrail
Thanks guys I'm liking the velcro option more and more. probably lighter too. I think I will try contacting Thermarest to see what they would recommend., just in case....
azbackpackr wrote:Why not just use a sleeping bag for those times when it is too cold for a quilt? I use my sleeping bag like a quilt 90% of the time, but sure am glad for that zipper when I need it. I know, I should buy a quilt, too, but they are expensive.

I really love my quilt set up, I'm a very restless side sleeper who always winds up on the ground or wrapped up.

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: Jan 22 2018 4:21 am
by trailwanderer
Did you ever hear from Thermarest or find a solution? Just interested if this is even possible.

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Posted: Jan 22 2018 6:24 am
by oldmanonthetrail
Heres a video I took so you can see how I did it. Any tips or comments are always appreciated
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipP ... iz99OXlI-r
Cheers Dave