HOW TO REPAIR A HOLE IN A DOWN JACKET?
What to do if your down jacket has a tear in it? Let’s be clear: a small loss of feathers is quite possible without there being a specific hole. The feathers sometimes manage, despite our best efforts, to pass between the assembly threads of the garment.
Here, it would be more a question of a snag among the branches or caused by a rock.
- Do you want the repair to be inconspicuous, pretty neat even?
If the fabric isn’t too thin, take the time to sew up the hole with a thread the colour of the outside of your jacket.
Beware: if you sew, don’t pierce the other side of the jacket, as this will create a thermal bridge and so reduce the performance of your jacket.
- You’re short of time and have no sewing skills?
The sticky repair patch comes to your rescue: cut a round-edged rectangle one or two centimetres larger than the size of the snag, glue it to the clean, flattened fabric and it's done - you're good to go!