How do I replace the slider of the zipper?
VAUDE uses premium zips from YKK and other brand name manufacturers. Nevertheless, frequent or improper use can cause the slider to become bent or expand so the teeth no longer zip together.
It only takes a few steps to replace the slider – read on to find out how.
Tweezers, wire cutter, new zip slider and zip stop (Please see FAQ “How do I order spare parts)
Time Need: 15 minutes
Pull both zipper sliders completely down to the bottom of the zipper. You shouldn’t be able to see the bottom pin.
Remove the zip stop at the end of the zip by prying it open with a wire cutter and pulling it away.
Remove the broken slider.
Insert the new slider onto the zip and use the wire cutter to press the zip stop into the position where the old stop had been.
Pinch the zip stop together with the help of the tweezers.
Remove the zip puller (black) from the slider and thread it onto the new slider.