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  • seh
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    Originally posted by ratdeau View Post
    Did you try to put a small cord loop in the zipper pull?
    Actually, on closer inspection, that wouldn't solve the problem. It's the other end of the zipper pull -- where it meets the slider's clasp -- that clangs against the clasp and the flat face of the slider.

    Though perhaps attaching a cord loop as you suggest would absorb some of the vibration in the pull. As a first experiment, I'll probably try wrapping the pull in something like masking tape.

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  • seh
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    Originally posted by ratdeau View Post
    Did you try to put a small cord loop in the zipper pull?
    Not yet, but that's a great idea. In fact, that's one of my favorite parts about the ID bag: the zipper pulls have a loop that runs to a ridged plastic end cap.

    Are those same cords and caps available for order?

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  • ratdeau
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    Originally posted by seh View Post
    There's a zipper that runs across the front of the bag under the hanging flap. The zipper is made of a metal in dark gray finish. That's a nice touch, but the zipper pull makes a tinkling sound when it bounces against the ring that holds it to the slider. It sounds like a little bell ringing, more rickety than pleasant.
    Did you try to put a small cord loop in the zipper pull?

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  • seh
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    Noisy metal zipper pulls

    I'm not sure if this should count as a review or a product suggestion. I just opened the box to inspect my eagerly-anticipated Medium Café Bag, and was alarmed more by what I heard than saw. The bag is noisy.

    There's a zipper that runs across the front of the bag under the hanging flap. The zipper is made of a metal in dark gray finish. That's a nice touch, but the zipper pull makes a tinkling sound when it bounces against the ring that holds it to the slider. It sounds like a little bell ringing, more rickety than pleasant.

    I have 3-year-old ID bag that doesn't have this problem, or at least I've never noticed any sound coming from its various zippers. Is this a known issue?

    As for the product suggestion angle, there have been discussions here about avoiding velcro to enable discreet bag operation in, say, a meeting. The noisy zipper pull violates that principle, so I suggest investigating whether some other finish on the zipper hardware will make it less noisy, at least during normal movement of the bag.
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