No one wants to carry a large repair kit if at all possible. Nor does anyone want to cut a trip short simply due to a hole or tear appearing in their silnylon clothing, backpack, or shelter. With increased interest in ultralight and super-ultralight backpacking these are issues that have become more important. McNett has developed a compact, well thought out, well executed, and exceedingly light repair kit for all silicone coated nylon fabrics that weighs in at 0.8 ounces.
SilFix is a complete repair kit solution wrapped up in a bright orange, water resistant hard plastic tube. Inside the tube is a 0.25 ounce tube of SilFix repair adhesive, 1 Clean Tape patch, 1 silnylon patch, a brush, and detailed repair instructions printed on waterproof paper. The vast majority of repairs will just require you to dab SilFix on the small hole. Larger tears can be permanently mended with the tape, SilFix adhesive, and application of a properly trimmed silnylon patch. If a seam is separating use SilFix to pull the seam together by rubbing it into the affected area with the brush. You can even re-attach guy line pull-out points. Design features like making the cap hexagonal shaped to help prevent the tube from rolling away and providing clear and concise directions and figures to make a variety of repairs speaks well to the thought that went into making this product.