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Gear Review: Flip An Zip Zipper Repair Kit

This kit makes zipper repair a DIY project.

Busted teeth? The Flip An Zip repair kit replaces broken or missing sliders, and even glides over snarled coil, metal, and tooth zippers—making it handy for repairing everything from tents to packs. The repair slider acts like a vice clamp: By tightening the thumbscrew in the middle of the clamp, you can fasten the new slider in place of a busted one, or just mend a split zipper (our tester used it to close gaps on a worn-out tent door). $13; 1.5 oz.; flipanzip.com

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