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Curtis B.
(rutilate) - MLife

Locale: New England
Need zipper sliders for REI Shuksan on 02/07/2011 09:11:12 MST Print View

Folks,
I have an XXL REI Shuksan and the zipper sliders have both completely pulled off the bottom of the zipper past the stop. I'm interested in fixing this myself. It appears to be a YKK zipper. Does anyone know how I would go about finding either an exact match for the Shuksan or another YKK replacement?

I'm intrigued because I have two Shuksans, and the zippers are different. The one that is broken is a standard zipper and the other is a pseudo-waterproof zipper.

This image shows the broken zipper (that I need help in replacing):

Shuksan 2

And this one shows the pseudo-waterproof zipper (what are these called?)
Shuksan 1

Did they change the design from one year to the next?

Thanks!

Edited by rutilate on 02/07/2011 09:30:53 MST.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Need zipper sliders for REI Shuksan on 02/07/2011 09:37:40 MST Print View

"Did they change the zipper design from one year to the next?" I think they probably did. When I researched the Shuksan the MAJOR complaint was the hard to use waterproof zipper. It resulted in massive returns on the jacket. I know somebody makes a field repair kit for zippers -but I think its for tent zippers. Somebody like Sierra Designs ...? Check the inventory at a bigger place like Campsaver. And Good luck!

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 02/13/2011 21:43:31 MST Print View

owfinc.com or questoutfitters.com have a bunch of different zippers and helpful people

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Need zipper sliders for REI Shuksan on 02/13/2011 22:03:39 MST Print View

"I have an XXL REI Shuksan and the zipper sliders have both completely pulled off the bottom of the zipper past the stop. I'm interested in fixing this myself."

I assume you know that since it is REI all you have to do is send it back for a replacement? REI is solid when it comes to standing behind their product.

Curtis B.
(rutilate) - MLife

Locale: New England
Re: Re: Need zipper sliders for REI Shuksan on 02/14/2011 05:54:17 MST Print View

Greg, REI has been great in standing by their products. This jacket was purchased at their garage sale, making it well worth investing some of my time to fix the zippers.

I ended up finding the zippers at owfinc.com, as recommended here. Thanks to all!