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Tent Repairs & Alterations
Tent Repairs & Alterations

Tent Repairs

In 1983 our business was established as 'Tent Repair Service', our name may have changed however we've been repairing tents day-in, day-out, for thirty years!

We are one of the few tent repair companies in the UK and Ireland who are experts in the repair of lightweight specialist tents as well as larger family tents, caravan awnings and heavy canvas patrol tents. Scottish Mountain Gear can also repair your bivi bag, including GORE-TEX® bivi bags.

If anything goes wrong with a tent within your warranty period the tent is normally repaired or replaced at no cost to yourself with the manufacturer being billed. Most manufacturers have a strict procedure for authorising warranty claims which you will have to follow, generally this involves returning your tent to us via the retailer from whom you purchased the tent. If anything happens to the tent out with the manufacturer's warranty, or if the warranty does not cover the damage, then we can usually repair the item with original or equivalent parts at a relatively low cost. Please contact us directly for non-warranty repairs to any tent.

The most common repairs we undertake on tents are to the zips, poles, replacing groundsheets and patching holes and tears. We always take into account the value of the tent and the cost of the repair and we may advise that a tent, particularly an older one, is uneconomic to repair.

If you need some guidance as to how we can assist with any damage to your tent please call our repair centre on 0131-564 1000. To book your tent in for repair please use our online repair booking form which greatly speeds up the handling of your repair when your damaged tent arrives at our repair centre. Please only send us the part of the tent which requires a repair, there's no need to send in your flysheet or poles if it's just your inner tent that needs attention!

Tent Alterations

We're also able to make alterations to tents, these include the addition of snow valancing, adding pockets and adding a heavier duty groundsheet. It's best to call us on 0131-564 1000 to discuss the design change you're looking for, alternatively please use our enquiry form to send us a message and we'll come back to you with an estimate of costs and a timescale to carry out the alterations.

Indicative Hike or Small Tent Repair Pricing

Zip Repairs From
Replace zip slider £14.00
Replace straight zip - length less than 1 metre £30.00
Replace straight zip - length greater than 1 metre £40.00
Replace curved zip - length less than 2 metres £40.00
Replace curved zip - length greater than 2 metres £50.00
Patch Repairs From
Small patch on inner tent £15.00
Small patch on flysheet and re-seal £17.50
Small patch on groundsheet and re-seal £17.50
Large patches £25.00
Groundsheet Replacement From
Replace entire groundsheet - 1/2 person tent £70.00
Replace entire groundsheet - 2/3 person tent £85.00
Replace entire groundsheet - 4 person tent £120.00
Miscellaneous From
Pole sleeve patch and re-seal £20.00
Re-tape seams £4.00 per metre
Fit snow valancing £8.00 per metre
Replace peg rubbers £0.75 each
Replace pole stop webbing and eyelets £15.00 each
Replace midge netting door £40.00
Suter test fabric £15.00

Indicative Family or Large Tent Repair Pricing

Zip Repairs From
Replace zip slider £40.00
Replace straight closed end zip £60.00
Replace straight curved 'U' zip - flysheet or mesh doorway £75.00
Replace curved inner zip £75.00
Replace curved flysheet zip £75.00
Replace zip-out panel zip £90.00
Patch Repairs From
Small patch £40.00
Part panel replacement £50.00
Replace a mesh or plastic window £60.00
Miscellaneous From
Re-sewn seams £40.00
Replace a few pegging rubbers £40.00
Suter test fabric £40.00

With family or larger tents several repairs may be combined for a reduced price as a proportion of the repair costs simply cover the handling time.

Prices include Value Added Tax at 20% however exclude the return postage costs.