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Durability of rain fly repair

Due to a wind storm (or maybe animal action?), I have several scrapes that have a few gashes and rips in my REI Camp Dome 4 tent. Since the tent is discontinued and replacement flies are not sold anyway, looks like repair is my only bet.

How durable are rain-fly repairs? I see Tenacious Tape mentioned. Is that the best? Are there other options?

This is just an example of about four scrapes that need repair. I am guessing the whole scrape probably doesn't need repair, but the gashes/rips do:


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Hi @arencambre - Thanks for reaching out, though we're sorry it's because your rainfly needs to be repaired. As you have seen, Tenacious Tape is our recommendation for a gash like the one pictured. Be sure to clean the area and completely dry it before you apply the tape, then press it down firmly once applied. It tends to do a pretty amazing job at keeping things together once on there properly. I personally used it on a rainfly in a similar circumstance a few years ago and haven't had to address it again!

Thanks for bringing this question to the community. Hopefully this helps! 

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agree, looks like tape is your best bet, good luck

REI Member Since 1979

Thanks. Ordering it now.