Gear Aid Offers Tips on How to Clean Tents and Remove Mildew Odors


Bellingham, WA – As campers and backpackers begin dusting off tents that have been stored all winter, many will experience foul mildew odors or the infamous “tent vomit” smell. Gear Aid™ is pleased to announce a new article on how to clean tents and remove bad smells.

“As spring approaches, we start getting a lot of phone calls from people asking what they should do about stinky, dirty tents,” said Gerald Craft, consumer marketing director. “Because tents feature special coatings, seam tapes and technical fabrics that require special care, we created an easy resource with specific tips and recommendations to ensure your tent lasts for many years to come.”

The new article offers tips on “how to clean a tent with mold or mildew,” “how to deodorize tents,” “how to remove polyurethane odors from tents” and “how to prevent odors from returning.” To access the article, please visit:

About Gear Aid

Part of the McNett family of brands, Gear Aid features trusted care and repair products for outdoor gear. With nearly 100 products designed to fix, repair and maintain the life of outdoor equipment and outerwear, Gear Aid takes care of the gear that takes care of you. For more information, please visit:

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For over three decades McNett and its family of brands, Gear Aid, Outgo®, M Essentials™, Aquamira® and McNett® Tactical, have provided quality, innovative products for the dive, outdoor, sporting goods and military markets. With its unique blend of reliable products and personality, McNett provides the Essentials for Adventure™. For more information, please visit:


Gerald Craft

Consumer Marketing Director