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zipper tape and sliders
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:20:05 PM »
I need advise on zipper tape and pulls.

I am hoping to start sewing again and I am in need of a small amount of zipper tape and sliders for a medical back-pack.

I need to find a source for zipper tape and or sliders.

I am thinking I should use #10

Any advise or comments are welcome

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Re: zipper tape and sliders
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 01:58:20 PM »
How small of an amount? If just a few yards then may I suggest WTF. If you need more, Lenzip will sell 109yard rolls and 100slider minimum order. They’re made in US and from my testing their coil zippers is just as good if not better than YKK.
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Re: zipper tape and sliders
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 01:51:46 AM »
The size depends on application and material. A #10 is a huge zip, and very often a #5 or #8 would be a much better choice.
If you only want a single size, I'd go with #8 and if you are looking for by the yard then go with WTF. If not, go directly to your YKK rep.

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Re: zipper tape and sliders
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 10:54:17 AM »
Essal; the medical backpack I am wanting to make is similar to a military Backpack that uses a #10 zipper.

I originally was going to use a #8 zipper.  The zipper must be able to hold the pressure of a full medical back pack

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Re: zipper tape and sliders
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 11:55:25 AM »
If you want Coyote Brown reverse coil #10 sliders, let me know. I have boat loads since we switched to #8.

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Re: zipper tape and sliders
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 07:33:42 PM »
Gear Dynamics; how is the #8 zipper tape working for you. May i ask what product you are using the #8 zipper on ?

I am wanting to make a medical Backpack similar to Specialty Defenses molle II backpack.

I know this may sound lame but, i am having trouble, trying to decide what zipper size i should use.

I would like to have a zipper in a military green color, but I am having trouble finding the zipper tape in that type of color.

I am not against using a coyote brown even for a Camo or foliage green bag. 


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Re: zipper tape and sliders
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 12:36:00 AM »
Sorry didn’t see this. The #8 we use on all of our pouches. For a back pack main zipper, I’d lean more toward a #10 for durability. For colours, it can be hard to find quality products in OD green. YKK does a Ranger Green, but honestly, Black and Coyote are the easiest to find and if you can only stock a few colours those are my choices.

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Re: zipper tape and sliders
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2020, 08:22:07 PM »
Thank You for your reply.

You have helped me.

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