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    Zipper Pulls

    I was having problems of zipper pulls being caught in nearby pockets. So I removed the metal zipper pull and cut the paracord pulls in half before installing them. They are quite short but function perfectly. No more getting snagged in another pocket!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger28 View Post
    I was having problems of zipper pulls being caught in nearby pockets. So I removed the metal zipper pull and cut the paracord pulls in half before installing them. They are quite short but function perfectly. No more getting snagged in another pocket!

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    Very unique Digger28! I think I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger28 View Post
    I was having problems of zipper pulls being caught in nearby pockets. So I removed the metal zipper pull and cut the paracord pulls in half before installing them. They are quite short but function perfectly. No more getting snagged in another pocket!
    @Digger - What kind of tool did you use to cut the metal pull?
    Bags - S25 (Mars Red balistic/Northwest sky/halcyon), S19 (Deep blue balistic/Iberian/halcyon). SCB (Nordic)
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    I used the wire cutters on my Leatherman and cut one side then bent the metal piece to remove.


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    I've been doing this too. For me the main reason is to silence the jingly noise the zipper pulls make.

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    Zipper Pulls



    Since cutting the metal tabs is irreversible, I've done this with the standard length pulls. Has the same effect of effectively silencing them while keeping the pulls short enough to not get snagged in the other zips (which was indeed rather annoying)

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    Just cut em. You won't regret it 😉

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    can you demonstrate how you did this? I did try, but could not figure out how you did the "across" piece..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva View Post
    can you demonstrate how you did this? I did try, but could not figure out how you did the "across" piece..
    I assume you are referring to my post above?
    1. Fold the paracord in half
    2. Guide the two free ends through the top near the slider
    3. Put the folded end through the bottom eyelet (the "across" piece)
    4. Guide the two free ends through the looped opening & pull as tight as possible.
    5. The tricky part is getting the plastic piece on--you'll have just enough space to barely get the two loose ends into the end piece. But once you pull the locking piece through, it creates that space you see.

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    I had a heck of a time trying to do this as well, but here is the method I used.


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    Last edited by Pahs; 10-14-2019 at 09:36 AM.

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    Just to agree with the above, I used both methods (@experimentjon and @pahs) when re-stringing my most recent bag, and found the second one to be more convenient:

    • assemble the paracord and plastic bits to make a loop that's not attached to the zipper pull at all,
    • push the tiny end through the hole in the zipper pull that attaches to the slider,
    • push it through the other hole and pull it tight (so there should be a small/medium loop of paracord exposed),
    • push the plastic TB end through that loop and pull tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pahs View Post
    I had a heck of a time trying to do this as well, but here is the method I used.
    Thank you for the pictures!
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    thank you all..was just trying to figure out how you did the little loop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pahs View Post
    I had a heck of a time trying to do this as well, but here is the method I used.
    NICE! This method is far easier than the kludge I used. It's one of those situations where you wish you had thought of that yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlesque View Post
    Just cut em. You won't regret it ��
    The only issue is this voids the zipper warranty I didn't realize this when I did it to my A45 (though, I really couldn't stand the jingle there). I'm torn on the SN30 right now, lol.

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