Zipper Selection Made Easy — Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

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Need help choosing the right zipper for your project? You’ve come to the right place. We stock the best zipper brands available anywhere. Are you a sailor or boater looking for quality marine zippers? Are you making patio cushions and need a UV-resistant outdoor zipper? Do you need a zipper for a custom bag you've made? Our short yet comprehensive zipper selection guide video explains everything you need to know about zippers. From the difference between the zipper teeth and sizes to choosing the right zipper for your DIY — we’ve got you covered.

In our zipper buying guide video, we take the guesswork out of zipper selection. We break down the different zipper teeth types — molded tooth, coil and metal — and explain which projects and environments each type is best suited for. We also cover zipper sizes and project recommendations, as well as zipper slider types and how to pair a slider with the right zipper tape. What’s a locking zipper slider? Keep scrolling to find out!

All your zipper questions will be answered in the video below. After watching, choosing the right zipper for your applications will be a snap!

Sailrite is your go-to resource for all things zippers! We stock a full and diverse inventory of zipper components: separating zippers, continuous zipper chain lengths, zipper pulls and sliders, and zipper top and bottom stops. We’re proud to stock both Lenzip® and YKK® brand zipper components. Both brands are giants in the industry, known for quality parts that last. Our Lenzip supply is by far our most robust zipper offering, with a wide variety of finished, separating and continuous zipper styles, colors and sizes, as well as sliders and pulls in a multitude of colors and styles to choose from. Think of Sailrite as your trusted zipper supplier.

Ready to shop for your zippers? Browse our large selection of Lenzip and YKK zippers now.

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