Interesting points. Any links to DIY taping? I thought it was really hard and required special machinery. Couldn't find much from a quick google search. I have two that degraded: One a LL Bean 2 layer anorak bought in 92 with failed tape by 2002 (Maybe they'd fix it.) and the other a pre-Prada Belstaff motorcycle jacket bought in 2002 that failed in 2008. Actually, the Belstaff probably wasn't real GoreTex. Both had a lot of use before they failed.
6/23/16 at 3:42pm