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Welcome to Specialty Outdoors

Specialty Outdoors is your outdoor gear sewing and repair expert, specializing in alterations, modifications,  and problem solving for technical clothing and light equipment.

  • Technical Clothing Repair, Alteration, and Modification
  • General Gear Repair for lightweight items
  • Factory Authorized by The North Face™™, Helly Hansen™™  and TREW Gear™

Please visit About for more information. Your questions have most likely been asked before; check the FAQ and Policies pages.

Note for local customers:

With the closing of mail order last year, I have officially “semi-retired”. This means local work only, and not necessarily the keeping  of a regular schedule.  After doing this since 1997 (24 years !) It’s time for me and my husband to slow down: work less and play more. I am grateful we are able to do so. What this means for you, my  loyal local customers, is that while I will try to keep a regular schedule of pickup and delivery when I can, there will be times when cannot guarantee a weekly pickup, especially during ski season, bike season, or boating season.   If timing of your repair is an issue, please contact me and we can discuss. I am happy to communicate about timing and options.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: WE NO LONGER DO MAIL ORDER. Effective 1/15/20

More information here: Mail Order Repairs and Alterations

Gear Making Tips

Looking for do-it-yourself tips? You have come to the right place. Finding the right materials for your personal project can be a challenge, and I’m here to help. For years, I’ve shared my knowledge and expertise with home sewers.  » Click here for tips

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