I purchased a bishop sleeping bag a few months ago and unfortunately after a trip the sleeping bag was torn. It was practically brand new, and I am hoping either I am able to deal directly with the company or go through REI ( since this is where it was purchased). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
@keileamarie we're so sorry to hear you've got a torn sleeping bag. Although this wouldn't be covered under our Return Policy (which doesn't cover wear and tear or damage caused by improper use or accidents), there are a few different ways to have your sleeping bag repaired:
We hope this information helps get you started!
And furthermore...(lol) visible repairs are a RED BADGE OF (backpacking) COURAGE! IMO the scratches, scuffs, tears tell others you a veteran backpacker, with real street (forest) cred!
LOL @Philreedshikes ! That is my perpetual conundrum. I try my best to take good care of my gear, and really hate that first scuff or scratch, but am always aware that if seen on the trail with a pristine item, that I'll be perceived as a newb.
My solution has been to shop the Used Gear site first when I need something "new" (to me).
Agreed. A nice patch would give the bag a certain mojo.
In fact, they should just make sleeping bags and tents with patches already on them to take away the shame of being seen with new gear.