How to Care for a Wetsuit

Take care of a dirty and stinky wetsuit and other neoprene gear by regularly washing it with Revivex formulas. Learn how to dry and store it properly, too.
Turning Plastic Bottles into GEAR AID Upcycled Hoodies

GEAR AID merchandise now includes the cozy hooded sweatshirt. Made from plastic water bottles and fabric scraps, these stylin’ hoodies don’t just look good, they’re also good for the environment. We partnered with Recover Brands to offer the classic hoodie with a modern twist and purpose. 

Divers' Flag A rectangular red flag with a white diagonal stripe is required on state waters.   Alfa Flag A blue and white International Code Flag A (or Alfa flag), a...

Winter Eagle Watching in Washington

Each winter, here in Washington, we have an opportunity to see hundreds of eagles perched in the trees above our rivers. Learn how you can view these majestic animals.
Packing Tips

Packing Tip Proper Backpack Weight Distribution: A. Small, “Quick Access” Items i.e.: sunblock, head lamp, etc. B. Heavy Weight Items i.e.: food, water, fuel, etc. C. ...

How to Repair Dive Gloves

Sven Middelkoop, scuba diving instructor in The Netherlands, offers some great tips for repairing dive gloves. Sven spends his time in the cold waters of The Netherlan...

Tenacious Tape Gear Patches are pre-cut fabric repair patches that feature fun shapes and themes. Tenacious Tape patches can be used for much more than repairs, however. Personalize luggage, clothing, cell phones, you name it.
Camping Tips

Here are a few of our favorite camping tips Firestarting Tip One of the easiest campfires to build and maintain, the “lean-to” fire is a simple pyramid-shaped lean-to ...

Down Jacket Repair Made Easy

You just dropped two bills on a brand new puffer coat and the first thing you do is snag a hole. Next thing you know you are leaking feathers and losing down. No need ...