Today I had a chance meeting with a woman who lives just a few blocks away...whose late husband invented the first modern zipper repair kit [there are many copycats] about 21 years ago.
Most zipper problems r easily solved with a simple replacement of the slider. How many of us have shipped an item back to the mfr, simply due 2 the fact that we have no experience w/ zipper repair? For $10 their "Outdoor Kit" is ideal for our packs, bags, tents etc.
I just thought our community ought to know about it! Their site is Zipper Rescue dot com.
Oh and 2b compliant here...I still have this great Patagucci R.5 pullover for sale: