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Looking for advice on how to repair a Flexlite Chair.

Some hot embers from a camp fire landed on the chair and put some holes in the mesh-like part. What is the best way to patch those holes?

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@quimby725  would it possible to post a photo of damage?

REI Member Since 1979

Hi @quimby725 - Thanks for reaching out, though we're sorry to hear you chair got some holes in it. Like @Philreedshikes, if you are able to show us the damage it might make it easier to give more accurate repair advice.

If they are small holes, we suggest using Tenacious Tape on both sides of the area, which can either be cut to size or bought in pre-made shapes. With larger holes, the repair work is still feasible, but could get a little more complicated. 

Hopefully this helps!

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Thank you for the reply @Philreedshikes & @REI-CarterC .

The damage is small. Just smaller than a dime. Do you guys have a recommendation on the kind of Tenacious Tape to get?



You're welcome, @quimby725

I personally use the Tenacious Tape Repair Tape - Clear so I can cut it to the exact shape/size needed for that piece of gear. We recommend having at least a quarter each beyond the tear on each side of the tape so that it has something to affix to. 

Let us know if you have any additional questions and we'll be happy to help!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

What kind of hole is it? Burn holes are actually better as they will stop the fraying of the nylon. Cuts are the worst as the fabric will continue to fray. Fabric shops will sell fray stop, or there are some alternatives - Fray Check Alternative: What Can I Use Instead of Fray Check? (  I would recommend you do this if its a cut, then do the tape.