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Re: Pack sewing repair

Postby jack_glendening on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:07 pm

Finally got up to Santa Cruz and Down Works. The owner was very helpful and sewed it up on the spot, so I would not have to return (I'd already removed the external frame and cleaned the nylon). We even reminisced about a some of his trail work with Steve Chambers and others, back in the day. Thanks for that recommendation, Mike. It's good to have people and services like that available.

Gary: The pack is an Eastern Mountain Sports (REI-wannabe) Kelty knockoff - I did call them to ask about service and they would repair it, but decided it was not worth sending it 2000 miles east if I could have the work done here.

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Re: Pack sewing repair

Postby gfelsman on Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:31 pm

Jack, if it is a Jansport, Kelty, or North Face contact the manufacturer. I had a Jansport D5 from 1975 with zippers and seam pulling out. I sent it to Jansport after contacting the Customer Support. They said send it in, then fixed all the zippers and seams for free. The same goes for sleeping bags loosing their fill.
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Re: Pack sewing repair

Postby mikesplain on Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:55 pm

Jack- you should check with DownWorks in Santa Cruz-
those guys are pros at pretty much any gear repair,
especially if it involves sewing or zippers.
It's a great little shop besides-
http://downworks.com/downworks/Welcome.html
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Pack sewing repair

Postby jack_glendening on Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:39 pm

My 40+ year old backpack has started to pull out along a seam. I'd like to keep it going (it's the only backpack I've ever owned, so has sentimental attachment) and would like to know if there is a place which has a sewing machine where I can take it for repair. If need be I'll hand sew it, but a sewing machine would do a better, stronger job.

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