How to Repair a Ripped Tent

Let's face it, accidents happen in the backcountry. Gear sometimes is torn or broken while out on a camping trip. No sweat. Watch this quick video or follow the three steps below to learn how to fix a ripped tent.



How to Repair a Tent

Repairing a tear in tent mesh is easy. Simply grab a pair of scissors and some repair tape.

  • Step 1 - Trim the loose threads around the tear.


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  • Step 2 - Cut out a patch the size of the tear. Be sure to make sure there is at least a one inch overlap and round the corners of the patch.


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  • Step 3 -  Line up the torn fabric as closely as possible then apply the patch. Be sure to start at the middle and and apply the patch working your way out.


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That's it. It's that simple to repair a tent and now you should be good to go for your next camping trip.

Check out these other articles:

Why Can't 4 People Fit into a 4-Person Tent
3-Season vs. 4-Season Tents
The Tent Buying Guide
Best Tent - Freestanding or Non-Freestanding?
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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