Tenacious Tape™

Rips, tears and leaks call for hard-nosed measures

    Tenacious Tape by Gear Aid is an all-purpose, weatherproof repair tape that fixes rips, holes and gashes in almost all of your outdoor gear. It stays put no matter what Mother Nature dishes out and leaves no sticky mess. Tenacious Tape comes in black, clear and popular colors, so you can match your fabric for nearly-invisible repairs. Wait 24 hours after application and you can machine wash or put it in the dryer without worrying that the repair tape will peel off.

    Toss Tenacious Tape in your outdoor gear kit for a little extra peace of mind. Repairs camping gear, sleeping bags and pads, tents, clothing, vinyl rafts, down jackets—whatever needs a quick patch, so you can stay outside.

    • Machine washable
    • Available in 7.6 cm x 50 cm strip of tape, 375 sq. cm. roll
    • Strips available nylon (black, yellow, red) and ripstop nylon (sage green, platinum)
    • Rolls available in clear. Clear tape utilizes PVC
    • Ultra-strong repair tape with aggressive adhesive
    • Tape can be moved or repositioned within 24 hours without leaving behind a sticky residue
    • Makes quick, in-field repairs to rips, tears and holes in outdoor gear
    • Sticks to almost any surface without leaving a sticky residue
    • Provides nearly invisible repairs
    • Instantly seals leaking seams and stops rips from spreading
    • Acts as an abrasion-resistant shield on high-wear areas
    • Long lasting
    • Lightweight and compact
    • Can be used on silnylon for a temporary emergency field repair

    Black Nylon Repair Tape: A combiniation of real tent fabric and high-strength adhesive, Tenacious Tape makes fast, permanent repairs. Clean adhesive technology allows Tenacious Tape to be removed without leaving duct tape’s ugly gluey mess. Works on nylon, vinyl, netting, plastic and breathable fabrics.

    Tenacious Tape can be used in conjunction with Seam Grip™ and other urethane adhesives for ultra strong repairs. Includes one 7.6 cm x 50 cm strip of tape, 375 sq. cm.

    If you’re serious about your gear, step up to Tenacious Tape—and you’ll never go back to that gooey, sticky, silver stuff.

     Tenacious Tape™ is part of the McNett GEAR AID™ product range.

    Tenacious Sealing & Repair Tape holds tenaciously!



    Clean and dry area to be repaired. Trim loose threads. Join torn edges of material.

    For smaller repairs, cut tape for appropriate size, allowing overlap of repair of at least 25mm in all directions.

    Round the edges of tape for best adhesion.

    Remove paper backing and apply to damaged area over hard, flat surface. May be applied to outside surface or inside surface depending upon cosmetic preference, or both sides for the highest performance repair.

    After applying, rub with pressure using circular motion from center out. Item may be used immediately. Adhesive reaches full strength in 24 hours.

    Adhesive Option

    If more permanent repairs are desired. Tenacious Tape can be used with Seam Grip® or Aquaseal® Urethane Adhesives. If used in this manner, follow adhesive application instructions and overlap the adhesive with Tenacious Tape by at least 25 mm.

    Once adhesive is fully cured, the tape may be removed if desired.


    Storage and Care

    Store unused portion of tape in sealed plastic bag.

    Tenacious Tape is washable. Do not dry clean.


    Users immediately notice the very strong ‘tack’ to the adhesive. Many users have also commented their pleasant surprise at the precise fabric and color match to their gear. Users also consistently notice that the tape is much less stiff and ‘bulky’ than duct tape, allowing garments and gear to flex and pack up normally.

    Tenacious Tape is indispensable! Don’t leave home without it. It sticks so much better than duct tape and doesn’t leave a sticky residue if you decided to remove it later. It’s perfect for quick fixes in the field or even permanent repairs. I love it because I can put it on fast and it is sticky as heck. When I get home I can peel it off cleanly if I want to, unlike duct tape, and do a more elaborate repair. I burnt a hole in my sleeping bag and threw some on before any feathers escaped. It was perfect and is still sticking to the spot over a year later“

    Justin Lichter aka “Trauma”— Extreme Long Distance Backpacker. Completed all three ‘long trails’ in under one year: Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Eastern Continental Trail – (the extended version of the Appalachian Trail: Cape Gaspe to Key West).


    „I have used this tape to repair two tents and a sleeping bag. The tent has seen at least two weeks of compounded use since and the tape still holds. The sleeping bag has been used and washed at least half a dozen times since. In both cases, the tape shows no signs of loosing strength or wearing off. It is better than duct tape. And the clear tape works great with just about anything.“– Matej, New Orleans, LA



    Seam Grip® permanently repairs common pinholes and tears in your outerwear. Apply just enough Seam Grip to cover the hole and spread 1/4” (6 mm) beyond. Allow to dry level overnight. For 2-4 hour cure time, mix Seam Grip with Cotol-240™plus before applying.




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