How to Fix a Broken Zipper

Unfortunately, gear doesn't last forever. It's not uncommon for your favorite jacket, sleeping bag or tent to have a broken zipper. Don't give up on a good piece of gear just because of zipper trouble. You can repair a broken zipper in no time. Just follow this quick tip.



Whether you're having trouble with a zipper on your rain jacket, snow pants, backpack, sleeping bag or tent, you should be able to fix the problem with a pair of pliers and just a few minutes. It's quick easy and effective.

Now that your zipper is working it's a good time to think about maintaining that gear with a Nikwax wash.

Need more gear repair tips? Try these:

How to Repair a Ripped Tent
Prolong the Life of Your Sleeping Bag
How to Wash and Revitalize a Waterproof Jacket

How to fix a zipper
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy Hawbaker
Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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