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Sleeping bag repair

Post by In Reverse » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 am

Broke the zip on my summer bag at the weekend. Anyone know anyone who does repairs/alterations on this sort of stuff?

It was relatively expensive (Spark SP1, thick end of £300 at the time with import taxes) so thought I'd try to find someone who's used to dealing with similar gear before I take it to the bloke up the road who repairs the ripped arses in my baggy shorts and work trousers :oops:

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Re: Sleeping bag repair

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:09 am

I have an email from Alpkit I think.. if they said it I take it as an endorsement... copy and paste coming through:

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Re: Sleeping bag repair

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 am

Hi Shafiq,

I'm afraid replacing the zip on your bag comes up more expensive than a new bag would. It would actually take more time than making a new bag as the factory would need to fully dismantle your bag, change the zip and then put it all together again. The factory manager has quoted £120 to do this, plus £15 if you wanted us to provide the zip too.

While we'd love to be able to help people keep their kit going as long as possible, the Alpkit factories time has to be focused on production at the end of the day. This means that any time they take from making new product comes in at quite a high price. Most repairs that we do here are done by us in the CS team, but we don't have the skills to do this one, it would have to be factory staff with their expert sewing skills.

We do, however, have a dedicated repair station at our Hathersage shop. If you get in touch with the shop directly they might be able to help you out here. Alternatively, there are several dedicated repairs companies that I can recommend. Lancashire Sports Repairs and Scottish Mountain Gear both do great work.

(Love... the nice people at Alpkit)*

*They didnt really say that but they are aren't they :grin:

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Re: Sleeping bag repair

Post by middleagedmadness » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:58 am

Give reg a pm ,he sends his bags off somewhere to be cleaned properly ,if that man dosent do it then he may be able to put you in touch with someone

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Re: Sleeping bag repair

Post by quimarche » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:26 am

Maybe try Mountaineering Designs, http://www.mountaineering-designs.co.uk ... rod_REPAIR.

I can't speak to their repairs but their cleaning service is excellent.

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Re: Sleeping bag repair

Post by RIP » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:31 am

Yep Mountaineering Designs is the place I've used for quite a while. Nice bloke, and extremely knowledgeable.
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Re: Sleeping bag repair

Post by ripio » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:52 pm

Scottish Mountain Gear
£14 for new slider or £40 for complete new zip.
https://www.scottishmountaingear.com/re ... eping-bags

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