Archive for October 13th, 2011

Worn-out Zipper Tab

I’ve carried all my stuff in a belt pack since long before such things were fashionable and, quite some years ago, a friend made me a custom-sized one that’s been in constant use ever since. Of late, one of the zippers got cranky and finally failed completely.

An autopsy showed the middle of the cross bar on the tab had worn completely through, the stubs had bent outward, and the remains no longer engage the zipper tooth lock.

Worn-through zipper tab

Worn-through zipper tab

I replaced the tab with a short length of chain and a jump ring, but I fear the pack fabric is also reaching end of life.