sleep mat repair kit

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by rikdon, May 10, 2019.

  1. rikdon

    rikdon Trekker

    Hi All, just bought a Nordisk inflatable sleep mat but no repair kit. Can anyone recommend a kit that will work with 20d ripstop polyester? Thanks
  2. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    The face material looks a very similar finish to the Neoair, I've used Cuben repair tape on mine & it's lasted years, @paul does the stuff HERE
    You could also use Seam grip + a fabric patch.
  3. rikdon

    rikdon Trekker

    Thanks, will give the tape a go. I'm guessing that is the easiest use
  4. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    It certainly is especially in the middle of the night:)
    Give the area a clean down with alcohol before applying.
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  5. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    The Cuben tape won't repair a split weld at the edge of the mat. For that, you'll still need some liquid PU glue( like Seamgrip).
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  6. rikdon

    rikdon Trekker

    Thanks for the info.
  7. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Cleaning with alcohol is indeed always a good start. I also usually carry some Cu repair tape - as well as "Tear Aid type A" patches ('bay). They cope with stretch materials which is useful for inflatable items. All patches I put on various materials over the years are still there...

    For a split weld, you can also try a hot iron (most guest houses or b&b's etc will lend one for repairs on trail) - should work for most airmats.
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  8. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Section Hiker

    Would bike puncture glue work?
  9. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    No, bud. That glue liquidizes the rubber, won't liquidize the fabric or coating. Sticking the Cuben tape on with PU would work though.

    I've used a food bag clip before; folded the split seam over, tapes it with duck tape, then a food bag clip over the tape. It held perfectly until I got to an iron.
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
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