iFixit is known for fixing electronics, but we want to help people fix everything—whether or not it has a motherboard. After all, everything breaks eventually. Recently, we challenged folks to fix their camping and outdoor gear at a pop-up repair clinic we hosted with our good friends from The Mountain Air and Patagonia.

Volunteers and local repair experts helped attendees repair around 50 different items—including tons of zippers, three different tents, two camp stoves, a handful of backpacks, lots of ripped and torn clothing items, a half dozen shoes… and a partridge in a pear tree.

Here’s some pictures from The Mountain Air Repair Fair:

Repaired clothing at the Mountain Air repair clinic

A visitor patches up his apparel after a quick sewing tutorial.

Sewing at the Mountain Air Patagonia repair clinic

Patagonia repair experts at the Mountain Air repair clinic

Patagonia’s repair experts helps visitors mend their apparel.

iFixit CEO at the Mountain Air Patagonia repair clinic

iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens learns how to operate an antique Singer sewing machine.

Patagonia worn wear patch on repaired clothing at the repair clinic

repaired Patagonia backpack at the repair clinic

A happy attendee is ready to hit the trail again after patching up her backpack.

Fixing gear at the Mountain Air repair clinic

Sewing machine at the Mountain Air repair clinic

Clothing repair at the Mountain Air Patagonia repair clinic

Patagonia Worn Wear patches at the Mountain Air repair clinic
If you’re interested in learning how to patch your jeans or mend a broken down tent, check our gear repair guides.

Julia Bluff is a writer, blogger, and repair advocate at iFixit.com

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