A Cooler Way to Repair Your Gear

Rips, holes, and tears in your gear are inevitable — that’s the consequence of playing outdoors. But instead of slapping some duct tape on it and calling it good, there are better and more aesthetically pleasing ways to fix your gear.

Noso Patches are the latest option in gear self-repair. With no sewing necessary, the patches fix rips, holes, and gashes in everything from puffy jackets to tents.

Noso Patches are similar to the Tenacious Tape Gear Patches in that they come in a variety of fun shapes, but Noso offers colors beyond black that add a bit of flair to your outdoor gear. You can even use them as a way to simply personalize instead of repair your gear.

The patches adhere better to fabric than tape and don’t gum up on the sides. Once the adhesive has been activated, nothing will pull them off — the patches will withstand extreme weather conditions and repeated washings.

Unlike Tenacious Tape Gear Patches, however, the Noso Patches require heat activation. After cleaning the ares with rubbing alcohol, stick the patch on, then throw your gear in the dryer. Tumble dry low for 15 minutes then press with moderate pressure in circular motion for 30 seconds. The heat activates the adhesive, securing the patch in place permanently.

Noso Patches was founded in 2015 by Kelli Jones. Kelli saw too many people patching their puffy coats with duct tape so she set out to find a better, more fashionable way to repair gear without having to send it back to the brand or a repair shop to be fixed.

Noso Patches come in a variety of shapes and colors, including everything from hearts and stars to mustaches and cowboys. Prices range from $4.99 for a single patch to $14.99 for a variety pack. All patches are available from the company website. Noso also does custom patches with minimum orders of 500 patches.

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