Durable, lightweight nylon tape with logo woven on both sides. Easy to install. Makes working zippers easier, especially with gloves on. Black with white logo. Pack of 6.
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- Aerostich Zipper Pull Strips Review by Robert
- Simple but brilliant! I have these all over my Joe Rocket jacket, and on my zipper case for school. (Posted on 9/10/12)
- best piece of fabric Review by walker
- as others have said - just a piece of fabric, but it works great! you can get other types of zipper pulls through places like REI, but those will be thicker, and these are very thin, easy enough to grab with gloves. Would be nice if they had a bit of silicone on them to help with grip, but these are perfect for garments that are worn under others (like fleece liners). Inexpensive enough, and last long enough - that they are worth the price. (Posted on 1/28/12)
- better than wire! Review by John
- These really are tough, I have a zipper pull that the main tab broke off and was using a piece of wire, this is MUCH better. Looks better too. (Posted on 11/14/11)
- Buy two sets Review by swampboogiedoug
- I was reluctant to buy these for my other bike jackets ( they are standard on my Aerostitch gear) Wish I'd bout two or three sets, make using zippers easy with gloves or at speed. (Posted on 10/12/11)
- They work Review by whatever2k
- Little strips of fabric. Cheap, functional solution to tiny zipper tabs. (Posted on 8/19/11)
- Can't beat them Review by DTz aka Daniel
- These rock-!! Simple, effective and inexpensive IMHO. (Posted on 6/6/11)
- Its just a piece of fabri... Review by Donald Brda
- Its just a piece of fabric with a slice through it, but IT WORKS GREAT! I have an an old Hein Gericke First Gear leather jacket that the zipper pulls came off (the little tab that says YKK on it, not the slider itself). I was able to thread it through what was left, and Presto!.....No more need to use a paperclip to zip and unzip! (Posted on 11/26/08)
Modern zippers are precisely engineered micro-machines which usually work trouble free for year and years. When problems occur they are almost always caused by mis-uses like over-forcing a jammed slider, though sometimes dirt contamination, direct impacts or long wear also cause failures.
If you ride a lot it's a good idea to always carry an emergency replacement slider like this: FixnZip -- especially on day long rides and multi-day trips. Leave one of these at the bottom of any pocket and it will always be there when you (...or a riding buddy) need it.
Aerostich garments contain two different zipper types: Nylon molded-teeth with locking sliders for the main openings, pant-to-jacket connectors, and wrist gussets -- and a nylon coil style with non-locking sliders for vents and pockets. Both divide further into water-resistant and traditional styles. Most Aerostich zippers now are the water-resistant type.
These highly water-resistant zippers feature miniature gasketing systems, ultra-closely dimensioned internal tolerances, and vinyl covered knit nylon 'tapes' on either side of the zipper's teeth or coils. These specialized zippers come pre-lubricated and this lubricant should be renewed at least annually. We like this stuff: Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant because it lasts a long time, doesn't leave greasy residue, and doesn't collect dirt. Single-use lubricant packages are included with all new Aerostich garments, and are available separately here: Aerostich Single-use Zipper Lubricant
If fabric jams the slider, don't pull harder without examining the area first. Sometimes it's best to try and pull the fabric outward from the jam and other times it's better to carefully force the slider backward down the zipper.
If a zipper jams at the same place more than once, try creasing the adjacent fabric to help it ‘remember’ to stay away from the zipper’s sider better. And practice using one finger to help guide the fabric away, or pull the slider past this area with a slight upward or outward vector so the adjacent fabric is flattened away from the slider.
Aerostich toothed-zipper sliders all lock in place whenever the slider's handle is lying flat. Pulling the handle upward releases a spring-tensioned internal locking pin, allowing slider movement. If a zipper slider moves when it's not supposed to the slider’s handle is being pulled slightly upward, usually by pressure from adjacent fabric
If you have questions about zipper use, zipper repairs or anything else zipper-related, please give us a call. And if you need a replacement zipper or slider to fix any Aerostich garment, let us know and we will send at no charge.