Pack repair recommendations

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Pack repair recommendations

Postby wombat4787 » Thu 14 Aug, 2014 8:39 am

Hi,

a strap has broken on my pack (it's actually a pannier for my pushie), I was hoping to take advantage of the collective knowledge to see if anyone can recommend a place to get it repaired. I'm Sydney based. Anything close to Parramatta would be great, but I'm willing to travel.

And I have searched to threads and found nothing, much to my surprise.

Thanks.
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby Mark F » Thu 14 Aug, 2014 8:57 am

A bit more detail is needed to get suggestions about how to repair the problem in terms of sources of materials etc. but if it requires sewing then your local shoe repair place can usually sew straps and heavy materials.
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby Scottyk » Thu 14 Aug, 2014 9:00 am

Any local sail maker is also a good place to get things like that done. They have all the stuff to do a really good job.
Most sail makers make canvas awnings etc and also make there own crew bags so they will have no issues with it
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby DaveNoble » Thu 14 Aug, 2014 9:19 am

You could go into the city and see Venus -

http://www.venusrepairs.com.au

Normally good service and reasonable prices.

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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby beachcruiser » Fri 15 Aug, 2014 1:41 pm

Kangaroo Tent City do repairs at the Parramatta store, however they are closing that store down so may have moved the repair dept.

There is also a canvas tarp manufacturer in Lidcombe called Nans Tarps that does repairs
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby Avid Hiker38 » Wed 20 Aug, 2014 1:53 pm

If its still under warranty you may be able to get the manufacturer to repair it.
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby Wolfix » Sat 06 Sep, 2014 1:13 am

I second Venus. Most of the outdoor stores on Adventure Alley use them. Fast, cheap, good.
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby Chris » Thu 09 May, 2019 10:50 pm

Can anyone recommend someone in the Launceston area who is likely to do a good job, or if appropriate tell me it's not worth trying to repair a pack? It's a Mammut pack, in quite good condition except for a strap which has just torn away from its anchorage.
Bought it from MD so can't go back there for advice.
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby tastrax » Fri 10 May, 2019 11:19 am

If you ever get down to HOBART I can recommend

D.R. Marine

Outdoor equipment repair( tents, packs etc); Awnings, shade structures, covers, tarps etc; Rigging and splicing( rope and wire); Balustrading; Industrial sewing of (nearly) all types
Contact: David Ross, 0418 120 366
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby johnrs » Fri 10 May, 2019 3:37 pm

TT
try and find anold fashioned shoe repair guy,
they often have heavy duty sewing machines
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby Chris » Sat 11 May, 2019 9:45 pm

Thanks to TT and John. Hobart is a possibility, but awkward. Unfortunately I have previously had less than satisfactory experiences with 2 places in Launceston, one for scoparia damage to the pockets of this pack and the other for a boot problem. Still hoping for a promising local alternative.
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Re: Pack repair recommendations

Postby blakey_ » Thu 16 May, 2019 9:28 am

Seconding dr marine for gear repairs.

It should be cheap to post each way via sendle.
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