TEARAID puncture kit, £4.99, www.tear-aid.co.uk

To fix a flat, simply clean the ‘wound’ with one of the solvent-coated wipes. Peel off a
plastic patch and apply, and you’re ready to go. Quicker and easier than traditional glue, patches and sandpaper, the repairs we did weeks ago are still rolling fine. Each kit contains two 2cm squares and two 3.5cm squares. We cut the latter into quarters, giving us six patches from one pack. Wipes/patches available separately. MC

PROS unbelievably simple
CONS most suitable for small rips