Experience Matters

REI, Patagonia, Mountain Supply, Pine Mountain Sports, and Gear Peddler in Bend refer clients to Rugged Thread for zipper repair and replacement, repair and alterations to tents, backpacks and active outdoor clothing.  Call or text 541-306-8727 for questions on your outdoor gear to keep it in great shape for all of your active outdoor seasons!

Malcolm Gladwell wrote that it takes 10,000 hours to become a Grand Master, someone who is capable of playing at the highest international level.  I have personally spent a minimum of 10,000 hours repairing, tailoring, developing, testing, merchandising and manufacturing outerwear and accessories.  My name is Kim, I am the owner and operator of Rugged Thread. I am comfortable playing at the highest international level of outerwear repair right here in Bend, Oregon!

With a career in the ski and outdoor industry I have built and operated a repair and custom ski clothing facility called Wasatch Design at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah; worked in design, development, field testing and merchandising for international outerwear manufacturers like Tsunami, Wilson Golf, and Fera Skiwear.  I have also worked with professional ski athletes and former Utah Jazz NBA 7’4” center Mark Eaton to design his custom technical outdoor clothing.  But most of all I have a passion to fix technical outdoor clothing and gear for real people just like you right here in Bend, Oregon!