A Guide to Choosing Sleeping Bag Zippers

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Zippers that are intended for sleeping bags are some of the most durable, versatile and adaptable kinds of zippers. Their sheer length and the need to adapt to a variety of uses and environments requires that sleeping bag zippers be of a particularly high quality and adapted to a range of weather conditions.

If you are looking for the perfect zippers for your sleeping bags, here is an overview of some the most important features that you should look out for.

Types of Zippers Applicable
If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a sleeping bag is a strong metal zipper, think again. Metal zippers might be durable and strong but they can also be very heavy and not convenient for transport. Two of the most common zippers recommended for sleeping bags are nylon and plastic zippers.

Nylon (Coil) Zippers
Coil zippers are some of the most widely used zippers in the outdoor and luggage industries. They are called coil zippers because of their teeth made of a coiled monofilament (generally made of nylon). The benefit of a coil zipper is its high horizontal strength allowing it to be longer than the average zipper and withstand different types of force. Overall, coil zippers are an excellent choice for sleeping bags: they are lightweight and fire resistant. They offer increased durability and are easy to repair.

Plastic (Vislon) Zippers
Plastic zippers can also be a great option for sleeping bags. Commonly called Vislon zippers because of the type of plastic they are made from, these zippers are most commonly used for military equipment. Vislon zippers feature teeth that are made from a specific type of plastic which is then molded onto the zipper tape. As a result, plastic zippers are an excellent choice if you are looking for a durable and waterproof option.

Types of Sliders Applicable
Zipper sliders come in a range of different varieties and can adapt to the type of sleeping bag. Two of the most popular features for sleeping bags are the “double pulls” and “non-locking” function. If you are looking for zippers that are able to be opened both from the inside and the outside, sliders with double pulls are an excellent choice. On the other hand, such sliders that do not lock might be a good choice for users who want to be able to enter or exit the sleeping bags quickly and easily. Check out here.

SBS has a range of options for different kinds of sleeping bags. From high-quality zipper varieties to different kinds of sliders, we have everything you’ll need for your high-quality sleeping bags.

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