We tested FixnZip at SportStars. Our subject, a runners jacket, was especially tricky because the zipper was broken at the “zipper box” (that little square piece at the bottom end where one piece fits into the other that gets the whole thing started. Anyway we worked past that and followed the very simple instruction. Our caveat is to not tighten the thumb screw as much as you might feel you should! We discovered the error of our way after finishing the brief install and then realizing we couldn’t budge the zipper! So start a bit lighter in fact and if the zipper falls out, reinsert it and tighten the “thumb screw” mechanism a bit more. You’ll find the right setting by touch- the zipper should move up and down seemlessly- just like a new one would.
Connect the ring to the pull – like you would any key ring. The pull has a simple clasp that easily fits through the slider and you’re done. We’ll experiment awhile – our assumption is we might end up testing the thumb screw for just the right tension after a few more zips!
Here’s the company line on the product – with which we tend to agree!
Fix N Zip – perfect for instantly fixing the zipper on a wide range of items (including gym bags, sweat suits, windbreakers, and much more).
This product slides over any broken zipper and instantly replaces it as a new zipper. FixnZip is available for purchase at www.fixnzip.com and prices start at $9.99.
FixnZipÂ® is a new way to solve that annoying problem with effortless zipper repair sans needles, threads and tools. Easy to use and eco-friendly, FixnZip is reusable and can be taken off one item and used for another. The slider parts are made of nickel plated zinc die cast and the spring and thumbscrew of stainless steel.
Â· Zipper repair without tools or sewing
Â· Easy to apply
Â· Repairs tooth and coil, metal and plastic zippers
Â· Each fits a range of sizes
Â· Can be started anywhere on the zipper
Â· Comes in attractive bright nickel or black nickel finishes
Â· Non-corrosive surface
Â· Promotes recycling and sustainability
Â· Can be re-used
Â· Full website and online instructional support
Â· Online store for ease of ordering
Â· Made in the USA
Â· Assembled and packaged by Exceed Enterprises, an employer of the disabled
The FixnZip comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. Its design enables each to fit a range of sizes as well as universally apply to teeth or coil zippers, metal or plastic.
It can be used on open-ended (such as a jacket) or closed-ended zippers and can be started anywhere on the zipper! In the case of a zipper that may be missing some teeth, the FixnZip glides over these and realigns the remaining teeth, restoring its functionality. How cool is that!
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