Well, my local hill opened today and I tried out my duct tape repair. It only lasted about an hour. I thought for sure it would last but it opened up after a fall.
The gore-tex I ordered was cancelled due to being out of stock of the tan color. They decided to tell me that yesterday. So I orded the above tape repair. I'll see how this works out. If it doesn't do the trick, I'll be raiding my mother-in-laws sewing room.
Thanks for all the help.