/ Broken zip

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Sean Kelly - on 19 Jun 2017
The zip on my ME Changabang jacket refuses to stay closed. Any way of fixing it. Annoying on such an expensive bit of kit!
Lion Bakes on 19 Jun 2017
In reply to Sean Kelly:

Pop down a local sewing shop and get a new zip fitted?

jimtitt - on 20 Jun 2017
In reply to Sean Kelly:

Squeeze the slider carefully on each side with a pair of pliers (when it´ s right down) to tighten it up.
Jim C - on 20 Jun 2017
In reply to jimtitt:
Depending on how it is made ( and assuming the zip itself is fine) you can sometimes prize off a stopper clasp thingimy and remove the slider and replace it with one ( of the same size/type) that is not worn.
( assuming that the pliers trick goes not work at least for a while. )

Less hassle ( just) than unpicking all the stitching and replacing the whole zip.
Post edited at 17:47
markk on 20 Jun 2017
In reply to Sean Kelly:

Heard good things about these, but never used one myself:

http://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/zipnfix-replacment-slider
cat22 - on 20 Jun 2017
In reply to Sean Kelly:
I recently replaced the zip slider on a sleeping bag that wouldn't stay closed, and this solved the problem completely. I followed these instructions from Patagonia: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Replacing+the+Slider+on+a+Coil+Zipper/19455

You can pick up the parts cheaply on ebay - just make sure you get the correct size slider (it should have a number on the back).
Post edited at 20:24
Sean Kelly - on 20 Jun 2017
In reply to jimtitt:

Thanks Jim. Hopefully that should do it.
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