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Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Uretek water resistant zippers on 07/29/2008 12:04:02 MDT Print View

Has anybody used these? How "water resistant" are they? I want to use it on a tent and if the leaks badly that would suck. However it is on a beak so a small amount of water may be acceptable since it won't actually be in the tent only in the vestibule.

-Tim

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Uretek water resistant zippers on 07/29/2008 14:31:12 MDT Print View

I replaced the stock zipper on a rain jacket with one of these and was thoroughly satisfied. I wouldn't recommend it if the zipper was going to be over your head (as some leakage is to be expected) but in a beak application I think you'd be happy with its performance.

Linsey Budden
(lollygag)

Locale: pugetropolis
RE: "Uretek water resistant zippers" on 07/29/2008 15:20:28 MDT Print View

How much tension will they be under? When I replaced the seized zippers on an old MGB tonneau cover with these, Seattle Fabrics warned me they would not work under heavy tension and, well, they didn't even like to stay zipped, much less keep out water.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Uretek water resistant zippers on 07/29/2008 15:27:37 MDT Print View

I think these are the same as the open-ended one on the OR Zealot jacket? If so, some cautionb is needed. We found that while the zip runs freely enough, and is moderately water-resistant, threading the (open) end together to start it is an absolute PAIN! You would not want to have to do this in the rain with cold hands of gloves.

However, if you want to use a single-ended one on the beak, it should stop most of the water and work reasonably well.

Cheers

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Uretek water resistant zippers on 07/29/2008 16:14:34 MDT Print View

ok, i think i'll give it a shot.

-Tim