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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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i have this jacket, and i love it.... especially considering the price.



but i was CONSTANTLY getting the zippers stuck due to the concealment flaps going under the zipper mechanism. i even ripped one of the zippers out of the jacket, because it happened so often. so after repairing the zippers, i cut off the flaps. now the zippers work fine with no problems.



Maybe they could see this and revise the jacket without the flaps for future buyers, and add a another row of thread holding the pockets/zippers to the jacket.

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take some candle wax and rub on the zipper

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take some candle wax and rub on the zipper
the zipper itself was fine. the flap was directly in the way to where it would almost always get caught in it.

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I have the identical issue with the wrist zippers on my FXRG jacket. The darned things get themselves caught in the zipper unless I carefully hold the flaps away from the zipper while I move it. It can be a real PITA.

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I have a buddy that stuck Zippers (cams) in his HD

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