Aye, price was a bit steep which is something you do not want to hear I got mine recently from Strikeforce Supplies for 40 notes, it is issued but was unused so new condition like a lot of the stock. Bought the current issue green maggot at same time, great combination and has faired well out in Jan and Feb cold and rain.
I would repair pin and even larger holes with silicone sealant myself as it will form its own patch.
After washing is it not the case you need nikiwax the such a gortex bivvy? I have not come to having to wash mine yet so do not know, just presuming.
Come, let's flee to the wildwood to awake the barrow færie with fire and dance!