Our Zippers feature brass teeth and self-locking sliders. Ideal for use on denim. Available in a variety of colors. Actual zipper length is 7”. Please note: actual color may vary from picture due to computer setting. Use chart as a reference.
ZIPPER TIPPER: GLOSSARY
Type of Zipper Teeth
Refers to the type of material out of which the zipper teeth are made.
Gauge refers to the actual thickness of the zipper teeth, in millimeters, when the zipper is zipped. The larger the number, the more heavy duty the zipper.
Separating or Closed-Ended
Whether the zipper needs to separate at the bottom. There are two “bottom types” of zippers that we carry. Separating zippers have a pin and box at the bottom, allowing the zipper to separate fully into 2 pieces. An example of a separating zipper is a jacket zipper. Closed-ended zippers do not separate. An example of a closed ended zipper is a zipper in the fly of a pair of pants.
One-way or Two-Way
This refers to how many sliders (pieces that moves up and down the tracks) are on the zipper. Most zippers have one slider and are therefore one-way zippers. However, some zippers have two sliders…this type of zipper is referred to as “two-way zippers,” Found on longer jackets or coats, which can unzip from the bottom when the person wearing it is sitting down in order to allow room for their legs to move around more easily. Zippers for coveralls are often two-way zippers as well.
These zippers by YKK are amazing and extremely robust. I've purchased many great generic zippers from my local fabric stores and none of them compare to the durability and quality of YKK. The quality can easily be felt with a single touch. If a blind-fold test were conducted and one was asked to select the best-quality zipper from YKK and other generic brands by only the touching and opening and closing the zipper, the YKK brand would come out on top. I'd definitely recommend this zipper to anyone.