Waterproof Camping Gear & Kit Repairs

At Wood To Water, we consider keeping your kit dry and usable one of the most important things when out on the trail.

We have a wide range of dry bags, waterproof map cases and waterproof material and waterproofing treatments like Nikwax, to keep your gear free from water and dirt.

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But why choose waterproof camping gear in the first place?

If you love the outdoors, chances are you’ve been caught in a rainstorm or two. And if you’re like most people, you probably don’t enjoy being wet and cold.

But more importantly, water can damage your gear. Your sleeping bag won’t keep you warm if it ’s wet, and your tent will be useless if it leaks.

So, having waterproof gear is essential to keeping yourself dry and comfortable when you’re camping.

Make your gear last longer by carrying out routine checks!


How do you take care of camping equipment?

Your tent is your home away from home, so it’s important to take care of it. To clean your tent, start by taking it down and sweeping out any dirt or debris. Then, wipe down the inside and outside of the tent with a damp cloth. If your tent is really dirty, you can wash it with a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to let it air dry completely before you pack it away.

How do I clean my sleeping bag?

As for your sleeping bag, you can spot clean it with a damp cloth if it’s not too dirty. But if it is really dirty, you may need to wash it in a washing machine using a gentle cycle and mild detergent.

Be sure to read the care instructions that come with your sleeping bag, as some sleeping bags can only be dry cleaned.

Can you repair rips in tents?

Yes, you can usually repair rips in tents with a little bit of sewing. If you don’t know how to sew, you can also use a fabric adhesive like Gorilla Glue or use a bespoke tent repair kit. First, clean the area around the rip with a damp cloth. Then, position the fabric adhesive or sewing thread over the rip and allow it to dry.

For best results, consult the care instructions that came with your tent.

Why should I waterproof my tent?

Waterproofing your tent is important because it helps to keep your tent in good condition and free from water damage. It’s also a good idea to waterproof your tent if you’re going to be camping in a wet or humid environment.