Wondering how to fix a zipper with the FixnZip® Zipper Slider? Check out the links below to watch videos or read through step-by-step instructions with diagrams. Additional videos are available on our YouTube Channel. Still have questions? Take a look at our FAQ page or contact us.
Fixing Open-End Zippers (Jackets, Sleeping Bags, etc.)
Open-End Zippers are most often found on jackets and sleeping bags. These zippers can be completely detached from one another and are incredibly simple to fix using the FixnZip® Replacement Zipper Slider.
Step 1: The screw (on the FixnZip Slider) should be
towards the outside of the item.
Step 2: Loosen the screw on the slider.
Step 3: Slip the slider over one row of zipper teeth.
Step 4: Place slider close to zipper box.
Tighten the screw all the way down,
then loosen 1/4 turn.
Step 5: The slider should now be tightly secured to one
row of teeth, like you would find on an unzipped jacket.
Step 6: Insert the zipper pin into the slider and zip up the jacket.
For Help Getting the Teeth to Engage
Sometimes the zipper teeth or coils need help getting started. Try squeezing the teeth together behind the zipper slider with your index finger and thumb as you pull the zipper slider. For more information, watch the video below:
Fixing Closed-End Zippers (Tents, Pants, Bags/Luggage, etc.)
Closed-End Zippers are most often found on tents, luggage/bags, or on your pants. These zippers remain connected at one end at all times, and can be particularly frustrating when broken. Using the FixnZip® Replacement Zipper Slider will get you back in working order in a flash.
Fixing Invisible/Watertight Zippers (Wetsuits, Athletic Wear, etc.)
Invisible zippers can be either open or closed-end zippers. If you have an invisible zipper, follow our guide to get started, and then finish up with the appropriate guide listed above.