What Is Repair Lair?

#unfillthelandfill – Fix That zipper, Patch Your Jeans, Darn Those Socks!

At Repair Lair we specialize in fixing outdoor clothing and camping equipment. We believe that the greenest gear is the gear you’ve got. By choosing to repair you conserve materials, energy, and the environment. From sewing patches onto your favorite jeans to replacing a broken tent zipper, we can fix almost anything. And if we don’t know how – we know who does.

We repair: backpacks, mittens, coats, parkas, rain jackets, raincoats, boots, messenger bags, luggage, pants, shorts, zippers, sleeping bags, buttons, patches, sweaters, tents. If you item is not on this list, just give us a call 612-729-9095 and if we can’t fix it, we know who can!


Repair, buy, or sell used outdoor gear and clothing. Save your money for plane tickets and backcountry permits.


Approachable, knowledgeable staff

Train conductor, wilderness therapy instructor, Antarctic ice core driller – three lines from owner and operator Nancy Ford’s nearly endless resumé of adventures and extreme jobs. With plenty of “on trail” and retail experience, we know our stuff and are ready to help you enjoy the outdoors. Don’t just take our word for it, find out what people are saying about Repair Lair:








4 thoughts on “What Is Repair Lair?

  1. Hi Nancy,
    MW customer looking for rubber welding? Quote from work email: ” He has a large slide made out of rafting material. The corner has a hole in it. He has tried the flex patches and they did not hold. I have talked to him about potentially using aqua seal.”
    any chance you can help him? His contact infor:


  2. Hey Kristi,
    Thank for thinking about us. Unfortunately we don’t weld Rubber. Nancy did however reach out to him to offer up some potential solutions.


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