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  • Aggressive adhesive sticks to almost any surface and can be used for a variety of flexible, long lasting repairs
  • Instantly seals leaking seams, tears and pinholes; stops rips from spreading and acts as an abrasion-resistant shield on high-wear areas
  • Clear version has a nongloss finish that's nearly invisible; colored versions use the actual fabrics found in popular tents, packs and outdoor gear
  • 3 x 20 in. (50cm x 7.5cm) strip of tape

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong stuff I used this tape as a "temporary" fix for a Thermarest NeoAir pad with a tear and an REI Flash 18 that ripped when I (cruelly) hauled it up a granite chimney. Never did get around to a permanent patch for either one, but after many more trips and a lot more abuse, the tape held up. No leaks in the NeoAir. The only sign of aging is a little bit of dirt around the edges of the tape. There are a couple of things I did to help the tape stay in place. First, I put a matching piece on both sides of the pack fabric for reinforcement. Second, I rounded the corners of the tape with scissors. It seems like sharp corners would peel off more easily.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Tape! New Package Booo! The tape itself is great, not without limitations but a great all around repair tape. I would give it 4-5 stars BUT it used to come in the plastic screw tube you see pictured. Handy to throw in your pack or bag without trashing the tape itself. Now it comes in a worthless, oversized cardboard box, taking the roll of tape in and out and back in again is a hassle. Often, even when careful, the tape can get stuck to the packaging when trying to put it away (see pic tape, tape started to curl when I tried to put it back, yes I would the roll smaller than the box :-) ) Still recommend it just wish they would go back to the old packaging.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Stuff! I really really like this stuff. Outdoor gear cost so much these days and this keeps your favorite gear in service again and again. I bought it in black and have patched 6-8 holes in my favorite Primaloft jacket which was new in 05. It blends in well and does not come off in the rain or in the washing machine. I have always applied it to clean dry fabric and it stays put. Recently i just patched a hole in my brand new DD tarp due to a runaway ember from our fire. I have not tried using any DWR products before of after applying the patch, i suppose that will be the next test. Thank you Gear Aid for keeping a lot of my equipment in good working order.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have in your pack I was out backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, when my favorite backpacking boot decided to fail. The sole was coming off the boot. My brother-in-law had some Tenacious Tape which he had never used. He cut and ran the tape between the boot and the sole. We weren't sure how this was going to hold. Amazingly, it held very well. After hiking over granite rocks, and dodging T-Storms, my sole stayed intact. Even more amazing, my feet stayed dry in the stream crossings! This stuff is amazing. Bye-bye duct tape!
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is excellent for permanent patching The product is excellent for permanent patching of rips or tears in soft gear. Unfortunately it is much more expensive than your run of the mill duct tape that we have all been using for patchwork while on the trail. I still carry the standard duct tape (since it also works well on blisters, tent pole repair, and just about everything else) as temporary patching while on the trail, but replace the temporary patch with the nicer looking - although more expensive -Tenacious Tape for a permanent patch on tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, jacket, etc. It comes in the most common colors to blend in well and it also comes in "rip-stop" design.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great in All Conditions Except Extreme Cold I was a "huge fan" of this tape for my kids' gear, and now I am just a "fan". The stuff stays on pretty well, but it cracks in the extreme cold we've had this winter. The tape is still there, just split open right where the original tear was. This has happened on the knees of snow pants and on an 8+" tear down the front of a winter jacket. I think I will just slap on a second strip and hope it survives until the thaw. My kids are extremely rough on their gear, so this tape has been a budget saver. We can't afford all new gear mid-season.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tape for most outdoor purposes I have used this tape to repair two tents and a sleeping bag. The tent has seen at least two weeks of compounded use since and the tape still holds. The sleeping bag has been used and washed at least half a dozen times since. In both cases, the tape shows no signs of loosing strength or wearing off. It does tend to attract residue on the edge of the taped space, which is a little unseemly, but as far as functionality goes, it is better than duct tape. And the clear tape works great with just about anything.
Date published: 2009-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff I used this stuff to fix a tear and a seam break on my favorite soft cooler. It had been leaking for a long time and I thought I could get away with a duct tape repair (FYI duct tape doesn't stick when it's cold and wet) so it started leaking again. Searched online and saw this stuff has a good reputation for waterproof fixes on tents, so I figured I'd give it a try. PERFECT FIX for leaking soft coolers!
Date published: 2014-02-20
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Is this tape meant for long-term repairs or only more of a short-term fix when out?

Asked by: SwissMissAdventurer
The Tenacious Tape Repair Tape can be used long term depending on the type of repair.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-12

Will Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Repair Tape stick to sylnylon?

Asked by: PackMan
On it's own, Tenacious Tape is a great field repair for small holes/burns in silicone-treated nylon. For a more permanent fix, we recommend supplementing the tape with Silnet Silicone Seam Sealer from Gear Aid. https://www.rei.com/search.html?q=Silnet
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-11

To repair a black down jacket as invisibly as possible, would black tape or clear tape be better?

Asked by: Morris
If the black tape is the same shade as the jacket then the black tape is recommended. The clear-tape sometimes has a shiny look to it and might show against a black backing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19

How much tape (width by length) is in the package?

Asked by: GregBed
The Tenacious Tape Repair Tape is a 3 in. x 20 in. strip of tape.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Will this tape stand up to washing and drying if I put it on my snowboard pants?

Asked by: Olivia
​Tenacious Tape can be machine washed and dried. We recommend waiting 48 hours once the tape has been applied so that it will set. When washing use a gentle setting and dry with low heat.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

Is the platinum white color actually white or gray?? I ordered the platinum color on another site and expected white but got gray.

Asked by: Myh0tpepper
​The platinum white color has an overall light gray tone.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04

Is it waterproof? I have some raingear with holes small enough that they could be taped if it is.

Asked by: AnthonyD
Yes, the Tenacious Tape is waterproof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can I use this tape for "foot repairs" (ie blister first aid) in the same way that duct tape can be used?

Asked by: Viking6
We do not recommend using the Tenacious Tape Repair Tape on your skin. We recommend using blister pads or Moleskin for your skin.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-06
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong stuff I used this tape as a "temporary" fix for a Thermarest NeoAir pad with a tear and an REI Flash 18 that ripped when I (cruelly) hauled it up a granite chimney. Never did get around to a permanent patch for either one, but after many more trips and a lot more abuse, the tape held up. No leaks in the NeoAir. The only sign of aging is a little bit of dirt around the edges of the tape. There are a couple of things I did to help the tape stay in place. First, I put a matching piece on both sides of the pack fabric for reinforcement. Second, I rounded the corners of the tape with scissors. It seems like sharp corners would peel off more easily.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Tape! New Package Booo! The tape itself is great, not without limitations but a great all around repair tape. I would give it 4-5 stars BUT it used to come in the plastic screw tube you see pictured. Handy to throw in your pack or bag without trashing the tape itself. Now it comes in a worthless, oversized cardboard box, taking the roll of tape in and out and back in again is a hassle. Often, even when careful, the tape can get stuck to the packaging when trying to put it away (see pic tape, tape started to curl when I tried to put it back, yes I would the roll smaller than the box :-) ) Still recommend it just wish they would go back to the old packaging.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Stuff! I really really like this stuff. Outdoor gear cost so much these days and this keeps your favorite gear in service again and again. I bought it in black and have patched 6-8 holes in my favorite Primaloft jacket which was new in 05. It blends in well and does not come off in the rain or in the washing machine. I have always applied it to clean dry fabric and it stays put. Recently i just patched a hole in my brand new DD tarp due to a runaway ember from our fire. I have not tried using any DWR products before of after applying the patch, i suppose that will be the next test. Thank you Gear Aid for keeping a lot of my equipment in good working order.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have in your pack I was out backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, when my favorite backpacking boot decided to fail. The sole was coming off the boot. My brother-in-law had some Tenacious Tape which he had never used. He cut and ran the tape between the boot and the sole. We weren't sure how this was going to hold. Amazingly, it held very well. After hiking over granite rocks, and dodging T-Storms, my sole stayed intact. Even more amazing, my feet stayed dry in the stream crossings! This stuff is amazing. Bye-bye duct tape!
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is excellent for permanent patching The product is excellent for permanent patching of rips or tears in soft gear. Unfortunately it is much more expensive than your run of the mill duct tape that we have all been using for patchwork while on the trail. I still carry the standard duct tape (since it also works well on blisters, tent pole repair, and just about everything else) as temporary patching while on the trail, but replace the temporary patch with the nicer looking - although more expensive -Tenacious Tape for a permanent patch on tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, jacket, etc. It comes in the most common colors to blend in well and it also comes in "rip-stop" design.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great in All Conditions Except Extreme Cold I was a "huge fan" of this tape for my kids' gear, and now I am just a "fan". The stuff stays on pretty well, but it cracks in the extreme cold we've had this winter. The tape is still there, just split open right where the original tear was. This has happened on the knees of snow pants and on an 8+" tear down the front of a winter jacket. I think I will just slap on a second strip and hope it survives until the thaw. My kids are extremely rough on their gear, so this tape has been a budget saver. We can't afford all new gear mid-season.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tape for most outdoor purposes I have used this tape to repair two tents and a sleeping bag. The tent has seen at least two weeks of compounded use since and the tape still holds. The sleeping bag has been used and washed at least half a dozen times since. In both cases, the tape shows no signs of loosing strength or wearing off. It does tend to attract residue on the edge of the taped space, which is a little unseemly, but as far as functionality goes, it is better than duct tape. And the clear tape works great with just about anything.
Date published: 2009-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff I used this stuff to fix a tear and a seam break on my favorite soft cooler. It had been leaking for a long time and I thought I could get away with a duct tape repair (FYI duct tape doesn't stick when it's cold and wet) so it started leaking again. Searched online and saw this stuff has a good reputation for waterproof fixes on tents, so I figured I'd give it a try. PERFECT FIX for leaking soft coolers!
Date published: 2014-02-20
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Questions & Answers

Is this tape meant for long-term repairs or only more of a short-term fix when out?

Asked by: SwissMissAdventurer
The Tenacious Tape Repair Tape can be used long term depending on the type of repair.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-12

Will Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Repair Tape stick to sylnylon?

Asked by: PackMan
On it's own, Tenacious Tape is a great field repair for small holes/burns in silicone-treated nylon. For a more permanent fix, we recommend supplementing the tape with Silnet Silicone Seam Sealer from Gear Aid. https://www.rei.com/search.html?q=Silnet
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-11

To repair a black down jacket as invisibly as possible, would black tape or clear tape be better?

Asked by: Morris
If the black tape is the same shade as the jacket then the black tape is recommended. The clear-tape sometimes has a shiny look to it and might show against a black backing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19

How much tape (width by length) is in the package?

Asked by: GregBed
The Tenacious Tape Repair Tape is a 3 in. x 20 in. strip of tape.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Will this tape stand up to washing and drying if I put it on my snowboard pants?

Asked by: Olivia
​Tenacious Tape can be machine washed and dried. We recommend waiting 48 hours once the tape has been applied so that it will set. When washing use a gentle setting and dry with low heat.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

Is the platinum white color actually white or gray?? I ordered the platinum color on another site and expected white but got gray.

Asked by: Myh0tpepper
​The platinum white color has an overall light gray tone.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04

Is it waterproof? I have some raingear with holes small enough that they could be taped if it is.

Asked by: AnthonyD
Yes, the Tenacious Tape is waterproof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can I use this tape for "foot repairs" (ie blister first aid) in the same way that duct tape can be used?

Asked by: Viking6
We do not recommend using the Tenacious Tape Repair Tape on your skin. We recommend using blister pads or Moleskin for your skin.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-06
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