Patagonia Nano Puff ® Jackets have a wonderfully soft feel and a pampering warmth which means we want to wear them for everything we do. Unfortunately, sometimes they get ripped or torn by a sharp object like snowboard edges or gnarly brush. While patching your jacket with repair tape will hold for a while, and is a great way to repair when you’re on-the-fly, eventually you’ll want to put a real patch on the jacket. For details on patching a Patagonia down jacket check out our Baffle Repair Guide.

For replacement parts or further assistance, contact Patagonia Customer Service.


No parts required.

Inspect the damage on your jacket. Clip any dangling threads or fabric using small scissors.
  • Inspect the damage on your jacket. Clip any dangling threads or fabric using small scissors.

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Grab your repair tape.
  • Grab your repair tape.

  • Flip the repair tape to the back side.

  • Using a permanent marker, draw an oval slightly larger than the hole.

    • If you have a wide hole, you can use a rectangle, but be sure to round the edges. Rounding the edges prevents the corners from getting caught and peeling up.

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  • Cut out your shape using scissors.

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  • Using your fingernail, or a pin, peel the backing off the tenacious tape, so that you only have the clear sticky layer.

  • Be sure not to touch the sticky side of the tape as this will gum up the tape and it won’t stick well.

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  • Lay the tape over the hole and press the tape down with your finger.

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  • Use a fingernail or spudger to work out all of the air bubbles under the tape. Continue rubbing the tape until it is well-adhered.

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I followed this tutorial and used Tenacious tape by Gear Aid because it claims to not leave a residue behind if removed. That was a bad idea. I am now ready to upgrade this patch to a sewn one and removing the tape is absolutely leaving behind a residue. Really annoyed right now.

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