Don’t know who said it first but it’s true:
“There’s no such thing as bad weather,
only unsuitable clothing.”
We believe participating in outdoor activities shouldn’t cost you hundreds of dollars. We can fix the stuff you currently have and/or sell you the appropriate gear for your next outdoor adventure.


We repair:

  • backpacks
  • mittens
  • coats
  • parkas
  • rain jackets
  • portage packs
  • luggage
  • pants
  • shorts
  • zippers
  • sleeping bags
  • buttons
  • patches
  • sweaters
  • tents

If your item is not on this list, just give us a call at 612-729-9095 and if we can’t fix it, we know who can!

Repair Lair accepts clean and functioning items from the following brands:

  • Arc’Teryx
  • Marmot
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Patagonia
  • Woolrich
  • Pendleton

... as well as vintage gear. Not on this list? If you got it a REI, Hogaards, or Cabela’s, bring it right on in.



Nancy Ford


Train conductor, wilderness therapy instructor, Antarctic ice core driller—three lines from owner and operator Nancy Ford’s nearly endless resumé of adventures and extreme jobs.


Store Manager

Julian is a Spanish speaker with extensive knowledge in the areas of consignment, gear sizing, canoeing, backpacking, and stove repair.



Willie is an artist and former canoe guide who does a lot of repairs. He is a good person to talk to about indoor and outdoor climbing, backpacking, canoeing, and gear sizing.