Rated 3 out of
Campground Tent Repair, Read Carefully
This kit is targeted at Campground Tents (fiberglass poles) rather than backpacking tents, though all but the pole repair ferrules can work for either. The ferrules are steal, and dippled. That is great if you have a fiberglass pole (typical on a less expensive campground tent) break near the end. You can pull off the old ferrule (saw and/or pliers), and tape or glue on one of these.
Since the ferrules are steal, and dippled in the middle (to facilitate fiberglass end pole repair), they are not designed for aluminum backpack pole sets, I would purchase another solution for aluminum poled tents.
The ripstop nylon adhesive backed patch worked great on a tent (and on a backpack) for repair. It is NOT waterproof (e.g. it is NOT polyurethane coated, PUL), so it is not really suitable for rainfly repair (use duct tape for a field repair on a rainfly). If you use the ripstop here for rainfly repair, you will also need to buy some polyurethane tent floor repair coating (which REI also sells) to waterproof the patch ripstop. Shockcord length of 45" only useful for perhaps cutting and extending and existing cord, or cutting and splicing.
My one note on the rip-stop nylon w/ adhesive backing is that to be useful, you really need to have a pair of scissors. (Look in your first aid kit in the field).
Mesh screen material and the nylon thread together are fine. Seam seal is fine.
If you need rainfly repair, buy a different kit (such as a large air matress repair kit, which are air-proof and hence waterproof).
This kit also does not come with a large chunk of seam tape. That would be useful.
It basically is what it says. They even note the ferrule restrictions in the writeup, but that is far less obvious in the store.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 5 out of
Don't leave home without it
It's not a happy time when you find that you are 3+ miles into the back country, go to set up our tent, and find one of the poles broken. This handy repair kit will fix the problem - at least long enough until you can order a new pole. I won't go into the back country (or even on a weekend camping trip) without this kit.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 1 out of
Repair sleeve doesn't fit any poles
The repair sleeves don't fit any tent poles we have. They would except for the dimple in the middle. I'm not sure why it's there. I thought about drilling it out, it'd fit perfect without it, but I think I'll just buy different ones.
Date published: 2012-07-25