Stuff I Use: Gear Aid Aquaseal FD

Gear Aid’s Aquaseal FD is a fantastic product. I’ve been using it for years. It has extended the life of numerous waders and served as a trip-rescuer multiple times. I’ve used it on both neoprene and breathables. It’s inexpensive, easy to use and store (pro tip: keep an opened tube in the freezer to extend its life) and it does what it’s supposed to do. What more could you ask from a product? Highly recommended.

Gear Aid’s AquaSeal FD is really, really, good stuff.
First night on Block this year I felt a pinhole leak near my right knee. Sure enough, a closer inspection revealed that the top layer of fabric was compromised, a spot about the size of a 1/8″ bead. Aquaseal to the rescue! I was dry for the rest of the trip. You can see that I made two marks with a pen; the smaller surrounds the actual hole, and the larger is the area I intended to cover.
Two more holes fixed, and seams reinforced. The holes were again in the top layers of fabric; they’re the light colored dot to the left and the right angle shape to the right. This repair extended the life of my waders while I waited two months for a backordered pair to arrive.

2 comments on “Stuff I Use: Gear Aid Aquaseal FD

  1. john pavao says:

    yupi have 30 year old neo waders that have lasted 30 years due to this stuff. it is the best.use on the seams and no leaks. works on boots etc. great stuff. as lefty kreh once said when he was asked to speak about waders- he said “they all leak”.he was right- they all leak and the seal fixes it.

    • Steve Culton says:

      I figured many of my readers would already know, but when I write these things it’s always stuff that I really enjoy using, or something that is highly useful, or something that is ultra-reliable — or in this case, all of the above.

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