Full Zipper Replacement - Camera BagBackpacks
A customer brought us a padded camera bag, unfortunately with a toasted zipper. These types of zippers (coil in, waterproof) may look cool, but they have a high rate of failure on our opinion. There’s a fair amount of friction and force needed to work the zipper, putting stress on the teeth, especially around corners. The fix? Carefully remove the old zipper teeth (the tape stayed intact) and replace with a #10 coil out zipper. The padding and resulting minimal sew space makes sewing the bag difficult on a flat-bed machine, but our cylinder-head machines make easy work of it.