Dec 07 2016 Tags: Tent Zipper Repair
There should be a damaged tent zipper epidemic happening, as a result of the vast majority of the cellphone calls I’ve obtained this week are from individuals who have to restore a damaged zipper on a tent. Truly, it in all probability has extra to do with the truth that spring is right here and individuals are digging their tenting gear out of the storage and discovering damaged zippers. In case you’re having the identical downside, simply take a deep breath. You’re not alone and there may be assist.
In the case of damaged tent zippers, it’s often one in all two issues: The zipper slider got here off or the enamel aren’t connecting anymore. Both approach, you may’t shut your tent and that’s an issue. In each of the eventualities, the zipper slider (the factor that goes up and down the monitor, connecting the enamel) is worn out and must be changed. This may come as a shock, in case you lately purchased the tent or spent some huge cash on it. Put merely: most zippers are low-cost items of junk (sure, even those in your costly tenting gear). What’s worse is that lots of manufactures don't guarantee zippers. You may attempt calling the retailer or producer, however most individuals are advised to go purchase a brand new tent. You could possibly all the time take your tent to an alterations store or a seamstress. The method often includes un-stitching the damaged zipper and stitching in a brand new one. This could simply price over $100, which search the web for a less expensive resolution and find yourself discovering us.
We manufacture a substitute zipper slider referred to as the Fix a Zipper. It’s straightforward to make use of, and requires no instruments or stitching to put in. It’s fabricated from zinc and is nickel plated, so it's sturdy and constructed to final. It’s additionally completely manufactured/produced/ assembled within the USA. It’s good for tent zipper restore, and will also be used on different outside gear.
In fact we predict it’s an ideal resolution… we promote it. However don’t simply take our phrase for it. See what different business execs have stated about it:
- Kayaking blogger at We Stroke lately tried the Fix a Zipper when the zipper failed on his Coleman tent.
Beneath is a listing of often requested questions I get about ordering a Fix a Zipper for a tent.
What Measurement do I want?
More than likely a Medium. The vast majority of tenting tents use zippers that fall inside our Medium dimension vary. The Medium alone matches zipper sizes 5, 6, 7, eight and can work on nylon, plastic, and metallic enamel or coils. Except it’s a big canvas tent used for outside occasions, there’s a great probability the Medium will work on your tent.
Can I measure my zipper, simply to make sure I get the fitting one?
Completely. Click here to make use of the measuring information on our web site.
Do I want Nickel or Graphite?
It’s a matter of colour desire. The Nickel is brighter and the Graphite is darker. Aside from that, they're precisely the identical.
What if it doesn’t work?
Ship it again and we’ll problem you a full refund.
Miscellaneous suggestions for putting in on a tent:
- Attempt putting in the Fix a Zipper earlier than you place the tent collectively. It’s a lot simpler to placed on when there’s no stress.
- On a tent zipper, the coils can be seen from both the within or the skin of the tent. Be sure that the thumbscrew on the Fix a Zipper is on the identical aspect that the coils are seen (see image beneath).
The good factor is that Fix a Zipper can be utilized on a tent, sleeping bag, or backpack and so on. So don’t wait till you’re out tenting and the zipper breaks before you purchase one. Maintain a spare in your first support package simply to be ready.