Hunting Gear Repair and Maintenance
Hunting Gear Repair and Maintenance

Hunting Gear Repair and Maintenance

Fall hunts are right around the corner and now is the time to service your gear ensuring it’s in tip-top shape. In this overview you’ll learn about our Noso patches and our Granger’s product care line-up.

We’ve partnered with these two brands because they’re the best in the business. We’ve extensively tested every clothing repair patch and product care brand under the sun, and they’re the winners.

 

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The best way to repair holes and tears in your ultralight hunting gear.

If you’ve ever pushed your hunting gear too far, you’re not alone. Accidents happen and we have a slick way of getting you back in the hunt. Our gear is backed with a lifetime warranty that covers manufacturer workmanship defects; however, sharp rocks, stiff limbs, and unexpected falls can force any fabric beyond its limit.

We’ve partnered with Noso to create a simple patch solution that doesn’t require needle and thread. These stick-on repair patches for hunting and outdoor gear are ideal for snags, tears, burns, and holes that fit inside a 3.5 x 3.5” square.

Noso patches are waterproof, durable, lightweight, and flexible. They’re ideal for repairing synthetic fabrics like those in rain gear, softshells, ultralight puffies, packs, tents, sleeping bags, and stuff sacks.

Noso patches are available in all three of our camouflage patterns (Valo, Verde, and Vias), as well as Gunmetal Grey. If the fabric is clean and dry, they can be applied anytime or anywhere, making them a must-have for your pack.

FEATURES

  • 3.5 x 3.5 in 
  • One patch per package 
  • Ideal for repairing most synthetic fabrics

HOW TO APPLY:

Prep:

Clean damage area with Isopropyl alcohol and remove any loose threads.

Apply:

Crack and peel paper release liner. Center patch over damaged area and apply pressure from center out to edges.

Permanent Application:

Tumble dry low for 10 minutes, then press with moderate pressure in circular motion for 30 seconds.

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The best way to care for waterproof hunting rain gear.

Washing:

Laundering your rain gear often is vital for peak performance. Clean and freshly treated rain gear will bead water, resist saturation, and breathe well.

Granger’s Wash + Repel Clothing 2in1 wash effectively cleans inside-and-out and treats the waterproof membrane so it remains breathable. Ordinary washing detergents contain UV brighteners and can clog the microporous waterproof membrane. For specific washing instructions, always reference the care label.

Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Treatment:

This step is often overlooked but is vital to waterproof performance. Left untreated, the face fabric will wet out, retain water, and restrict breathability. Even though the fabric isn’t letting water in, once saturated, your body vapor cannot escape, and you get soaked from the inside.

With any waterproof, breathable rain gear, if it does not bead water like a fresh-waxed auto finish, it needs to be retreated.

Application:

Straight out of the wash while the rain gear is still damp, place on a hanger or lay out flat and spray with Grangers Performance Repel Plus Spray. Allow to air-dry naturally or follow your care label’s drying instructions.

Storage:

Can be hung or folded in a tote or drawer.

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The best way to care for synthetic (polyester and nylon) hunting gear.

Washing:

Garments made of Primeflex synthetic materials like our Guide Jacket, Attack Pants, and Peloton base layers don’t require gentle loving care. Wash them with Grangers Clothing Wash + Repel and they’ll continue to take a beating.

For specific washing instructions, always reference the care label. Don’t use ordinary detergents with UV brighteners.

Treatment:

Apply Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment to all outer layer garments.

Storage:

Can be hung or folded in a tote or drawer.

The best way to care for Merino wool hunting gear.

Washing:

Only wash your Merino garments on gentle, use Grangers Merino Wash, and lay flat to dry.

Storage:

It’s best to store your Merino garments folded in a tote or drawer with cedar balls to eliminate moth damage. If you have unexpected holes show up in your Merino base layers, it’s likely caused by moths.

The best way to care for down insulated hunting gear.

After use:

If your down gear does not need to be washed, place them in a dryer with down-specific dryer balls, wool balls, or tennis balls. This helps loft, fluff-up, and redistribute the down, while drying out any residual moisture.

Washing:

If your down products become soiled and need a full wash cycle, always follow the garment’s specific care instructions. Do not use ordinary washing detergent on down products.

For specific washing instructions, always reference the care label and use Grangers Down Wash, it’s the ticket for cleaning KUIU Super Down products. It’s designed to gently clean all natural and synthetic down-filled items without damaging or inhibiting their insulating or hydrophobic properties.

Washing machines with a center agitator can cause excessive clumping, a washing machine without a center agitator is recommended.

If your down products become soiled and need a full wash cycle, always follow the garment’s specific care instructions. Do not use ordinary washing detergent on down products.

For specific washing instructions, always reference the care label and use Grangers Down Wash, it’s the ticket for cleaning KUIU Super Down products. It’s designed to gently clean all natural and synthetic down-filled items without damaging or inhibiting their insulating or hydrophobic properties.

Washing machines with a center agitator can cause excessive clumping, a washing machine without a center agitator is recommended.

Treatment:

Apply Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment to outer face fabric.

Storage:

It’s best to hang your down apparel in a dry place. Do not stow down products compressed or in a stuff sack.

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The best way to keep your hunting gear scent free.

Whether you’re between outings or taming gear that’s not easily laundered, Granger’s Odor Eliminator quickly eliminates scent and odors that linger. It’s ideal for eliminating odor in hunting boots, gloves, packs, and other hunting gear.

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