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Topic: Waterproofing and Glue, what do you like?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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I went to REI's yard sale and picked up a Sub-Alpine for $20. I love this little thing, but has some issues. Of course.

After this weekend, the rainfly feels like it is absorbing more water than it is repelling. We had a heavy dew this morning. What I thought was condensation inside, may have been seepage.

The last couple of outings with it, we were in dryer area, and didn't notice condensation and there wasn't a morning dew. This weekend, we were 75 yards from a lake. Everything outside was damp this morning.

And the window in the vestibule fell out. I tried using Loctite Marine Epoxy. That lasted 1 trip. It is kind of brittle, so when it goes into the stuff sack, it cracks.

Before I go out and starting buying stuff, what do you people like for glue\epoxy and what do you like for water proofing?
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McNett's Seamgrip

Kiwi Camp Dry Heavyduty (DWR)


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Agreed

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How much of your gear do you waterproof? Entire tent or just the fly? Backpack? Boots? Lower part of your pants? Hat? Jacket?
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How much of your gear do you waterproof? Entire tent or just the fly? Backpack? Boots? Lower part of your pants? Hat? Jacket?

Whatever I find necessary.

Trip requirements matter.


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How much of your gear do you waterproof? Entire tent or just the fly? Backpack? Boots? Lower part of your pants? Hat? Jacket?

Depends, I guess.

This case, I need the fly water proofed.

I don't normally water proof my hat, but I can see hat being useful. If it would start to rain again, I would be more worried about it.

My boots get their water proofing when I clean them up after a trip.
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McNett's Seam Grip and RV Silicone for silicone based products.

Nikwax Techwash, T.Direct, and Polar Guard for Solar proofing and Water proofer.

Or, New Tent (just kidding)


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