I love duct tape for repairs. I've used it often for work gloves too. but I recently found out about "Tenacious Tape" fabric repair tape & can recommend it after using it on my cycling pants & my Daughter's winter gloves. I've read that I'll be able to wash my cycling pants without fear of it coming off. of course it would help to stop falling off my bikeMy jeans tore at the inner thigh so I put a piece of duct tape over it from the inside. That was a week ago and it's still sticking!