Simple to use solution for repairing broken zipper sliders and pulls. Remove the broken zipper tab, slip the 'U' shaped wire into the slider body and insert the plastic pull tab until it snaps into position. Perfect for repairing any broken zipper. 2pkg.
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Customer Reviews (5)
- Zipper FixerReview by Robert
- Bought a pair of Ridge Outdoor boots that had a very small zipper pull. Used this product to replace them. So far they are great. I can finally get my fingers on something to pull. (Posted on 6/11/15)
- where has this been?Review by bradmers
- this is a very nice little zipper pull fixer. So easy to use and easy to grab with gloves on. I put a few more in my cart so that next time I order i will get several. I would encourage you to purchase several if you are ordering. you will be happy to have them. The go on very easily and securely. I have used mine repeatedly and found no failure. (Posted on 5/19/14)
- Works...but not for longReview by Brian
- I have a pair of Darien Light pants that I dearly love. I commute with them almost everyday. Since I always have dress pants underneath, they fit a bit snug through the legs and as a result put a slight strain on the zippers getting in and out. Finally one broke after two years. Bought this as a fix. Easy enough to use, got me back in action immediately...but broke in 1 week of use. Chrome connector piece is very weak. I can only recommend this as an emergency fix for a trip. Not a good long-term solution. (Posted on 5/9/14)
- Short term fixReview by Thomas
- I purchased these to replace broken pulls on my RC. They worked fine for a while, but broke after a few months. The metal loop broke where it inserts into the plastic. (Posted on 12/30/13)
- Inexpensive doodad fixed my expensive BMW riding jacketReview by -duckdave
- Doesn't look like much, but there's much value packed into a tiny package here. When the zipper tab on my expensive BMW riding jacket broke I was really cursing. Then I spent the next year zipping up using a string loop in place of the zipper tab. Really looked n00bish! When I found this item, I had to have it. Worked like a charm! I'm back with the stylish set. Note, the description doesn't tell you, but they send you two zipper fixers. Great deal. Thanks Aerostitch! (Posted on 11/20/13)
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.