Repairing Your Sleeping Bag

Sleeping bag damage happens. If your bag is on the outside of your backpack, it may be torn by a branch or sharp object when you’re hiking or sleeping. If the fill starts to poke through, you will need to fix the bag on the fly to ensure it keeps you warm!

If you carry a needle and thread in your survival tin, this is a good time to put your kit to use. Alternatively, you can use duct tape to cover the tear -but bear in mind this may leave a mess when you try to remove it later. 

Medical tape can work, but it isn’t as strong as duct tape. If you want to be super prepared, you can even purchase special adhesive repair kits such as Willdbond patches that can be applied directly to your sleeping bag.

Having said this, sleeping bags are tricky to repair properly, buy a replacement if the damage is severe. If you’re ready to buy a new bag, check out our Trend sleeping bags.