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victor larivee
(vlarivee) - MLife

Locale: white mountains
Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/11/2014 17:47:14 MDT Print View

Does anyone know where I can get someone to add pit zips to a jacket? Looking for a company or someone with good myog skills. Anyone?

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
gear repair in Seattle on 05/11/2014 17:56:43 MDT Print View

Rather far for you, but www.rainypass.com probably could do it, they've got lots of technical skill at repairs. The worst problem I can think of is that there might not be enough fabric for a protective flap over top, so you will probably need a waterproof zipper, preferably one that has 2 sliders meeting in the middle. Sometimes called a "bag zipper" as they are sought after for women's purses.

tom lakner
(lakneremu) - MLife

Locale: midwest
Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/11/2014 18:06:09 MDT Print View

I just sent my RAB Event jacket to Zpacks to have that done.

victor larivee
(vlarivee) - MLife

Locale: white mountains
Add pit zips to jacket on 05/11/2014 18:24:00 MDT Print View

Tom, I am very interested in the results if you could make a post or pm me after you get it back I would much appreciate it

Thank

Ito Jakuchu
(jakuchu) - MLife

Locale: Japan
great idea on 05/11/2014 19:12:10 MDT Print View

Very interested in this as well for future shells.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Adding pit zips on 05/12/2014 15:36:54 MDT Print View

Rainy Pass will do it.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/12/2014 16:00:49 MDT Print View

sell jacket, buy one with pit zips?

tom lakner
(lakneremu) - MLife

Locale: midwest
Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/12/2014 19:37:24 MDT Print View

Hi,
I'll certainly post my opinions on the pit zips after I try it out for a while.
It's a great jacket , but I find that I sweat a lot wearing it while exerting myself beyond regular trekking, as in climbing, huffing and puffing etc.
I got a great deal on it from Midwest Mountaineering a few years back other wise I wouldn't spend the money.(not too much).
Niin kauan
Tom L

victor larivee
(vlarivee) - MLife

Locale: white mountains
Rainy pass on 05/13/2014 07:33:00 MDT Print View

I have contacted Rainy Pass to see what they can do.

thanks

victor larivee
(vlarivee) - MLife

Locale: white mountains
Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/16/2014 10:50:41 MDT Print View

I heard back from Rainy pass and they can do the mods but I didn't realize how expensive it was going to be. I'm going to have to think about this one a little more.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/16/2014 10:52:06 MDT Print View

"I didn't realize how expensive it was going to be"

Sell jacket, buy one with pit zips

victor larivee
(vlarivee) - MLife

Locale: white mountains
Re: Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/16/2014 10:58:24 MDT Print View

Jerry do you have any recommendations? I would be looking for a similar jacket to the Rab Momentum (3L eVent) ~12oz with pitzips.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/16/2014 11:03:05 MDT Print View

Sorry, I'm a pit zip bigot - I haven't found them to be useful - just a fashion or fad. But other people swear by them and who knows, I could change my mind : )

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/16/2014 11:08:00 MDT Print View

Kathleen B added them to her eVent jacket MYOG

tom lakner
(lakneremu) - MLife

Locale: midwest
Re: Add pit-zips to jacket on 05/16/2014 19:03:27 MDT Print View

I have not received my jacket back from zpacks yet but the price was $30.
Its a RAB drillium.
Tom L