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For one reason or another, I set myself the challenge of curbing all non-essential spending (no present-to-self antics) for the first quarter of 2021 - that means no replacement X, or brand new Y.

Whether your down jacket has a puncture, or your rain shell needs re-sealing, GEAR AID is the leading company for making gear last longer. 

If the DIY approach isn't for you, there are plenty of third-party providers - here's one recommended by hunting heavyweight KUIU - Rainy Pass Repair Inc.

Click through to save your favourite puffer

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Rain beading off the surface of a newly minted 3L GORE-TEX jacket is a sight to behold. Bring on the perfect storm!

No matter how hard wearing the outer shell may be, the DWR coating is actually highly susceptible to abrasion (backpack straps) and dirt (dog jumping on you). Soon, the jacket may start "wetting out" ๐Ÿ˜ข

Fear not - it actually just needs washing and reproofing! 

Here is a highly informative video from the Senior Warranty Representative at Arc'teryx walking you through the process ๐Ÿงผ 

Reproof - Revive - Revitalise

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Ready to give your used gear new life? Instead of throwing it away, how about selling it? 

Conversing with internet trolls requires Herculean patience, though marketplaces like Grailed can be a decent outlet for shifting higher-ticket items.

Regifting to a friend is always a wholesome alternative!


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Have you ever heard of Patagonia MARS? 

If not, check out this impossibly in-depth article about the company's "Lost Arrow Project", a subsidiary of Patagonia Works dressing the US Special Operations Forces ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ฐSell HBA - Buy PCU ๐ŸŽ‰


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