When taping a jacket, you’ll first have to clean it and dry the area around the tear. Place your waterproof jacket on a hard, flat surface and smooth it out.
Then, place your tape over the hole to measure how much you’ll need to cut. It’s best to leave up to 2.5cm of excess tape around the tear, so, we recommend cutting a circular piece to make sure no corners can be easily picked or peel off.
Peel the back layer of the tape off and place it over the tear. Press from the middle of the tape out, making sure to smooth the fabric and remove any air bubbles.
Kampa repair tape is an excellent product that is both water and air proof. It’s strong and easy to apply. You can try and repair torn zip areas if you’re handy with a sewing machine, but you’re unlikely to get it as good as new.
After you’ve made any repairs, make sure you reproof your jacket, especially if you’re repairing any of the seams.