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How do I fix velcro on old Camelbak?(6 posts)

How do I fix velcro on old Camelbak?KSC
May 23, 2002 8:32 AM
I'd be grateful if anyone has an innovative fix for this problem.
I have an old-stype Camelbak w/ the velcro closure on top (what were they thinking?). The velcro has long stopped functioning properly, so the back constantly pops open which is kind of annoying. Anyone know of a good way to rig the thing up so it stays close, but is still easy to pull the bladder in and out?
Hand sew a few buttons or a zippertronracer
May 23, 2002 8:48 AM
sew on new velcro?SteveO
May 23, 2002 9:04 AM
Velcro fix that sometimes worksretro
May 23, 2002 10:59 AM
Should be easy to replace, but here's a fix that sometimes works: If the stuff stops sticking, it's often because lint and crud gets stuck in the "hook" (as opposed to the "loop") side of the Velcro. If you see a lot of visible stuff in there, take a needle or straight pin, run it in from the sides and pick it out. Takes a few minutes, but it worked like magic on my Tevas.
Shoe shopcoonass
May 23, 2002 5:59 PM
Pick up some 'Industrial Strength' Velco (not kidding) and have a shoe shop replace the old stuff...
I forgot...coonass
May 23, 2002 6:00 PM
You can get it at a Fabric Store, or Walmart.