How to pick a zipper for your coat extender in 5 Easy Steps

Step one: Look at the teeth!


What kind of zipper do you have?
  • Metal
  • Invisible Coil
  • Coil
  • Vislon l
  • Vislon M
  • Vislon


Step Two: Is your Zipper a YKK?

Yes             No  


Step 3 How many Sliders (a.k.a pull tabs) does your zipper have? 


Does your zipper end in a stop, or another pull tab?


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Step 4: What side is the pull tab?

Place your coat on the floor in front of you, is the tab on the right or left?



Step 5: What size is your zipper?

The size is displayed on the stop or the back of the pull tab.

Sizes: 3, 4.5, 5, 7, 8, 10

The information on the zipper pull tab varies, but you can see from this example that it is a YKK Vislon zipper in a size 5.


Here is a photo guide with the steps to follow for each type of zipper:

Invisible Coil

Vislon M




Vislon l




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