When zippers are constantly exposed to external elements, it can be difficult to keep them working properly. This is especially true for zippers that have been used on backpacks, tents, travel covers, wetsuits, luggage, golf bags, etc. In addition to dirt and debris, saltwater and salt air can damage your zippers.
The unsung heroes of leatherwork, and hardware details rarely take center stage. But the subtle changes these finishing touches bring to a product inevitably detract from the overall aesthetic, and too much of a good thing can make the final look overworked and ill-considered.
When you’re using a zipper that has to be cut to size, you need to install a zipper stop to keep your slider from falling off the teeth at one end. There are a few different methods for installing a stop at the end of your zipper and today we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of the three most common zipper stop methods.