Lowepro AWII Trekker Zipper Repair

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  1. Tom Taylor

    Tom Taylor Member

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    Anyone been thru this?

    My zipper is worn-out thru use but the pack is still good. What/where is the best place to get this replaced?

    Thanks,

    Thomas
     
  2. MattKing

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    See if you can find a luggage repair service.

    If you live near a major airport, the airlines there might be willing to share information about who they use :smile:.
     
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    Some shoe repair shops do luggage. Give them a try.
     
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    When I previously worked in a camera store, Lowepro used to replace worn zipper/bags for free with a new one. In Canada, most Lowepro bags have a life-time warranty.
     
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    Here in good old Europe, we take these things to the local cobbler.
     
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    Don't know how much wear you have....You might stop by a Jeep dealer and buy a bottle of Mopar zipper cleaner/lube. It works great on my soft top window zippers, and I use it on my camera bags zippers.

    It is some pretty amazing stuff. $9 or $10 a bottle.

    Mike
     
  7. Tom Taylor

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    Wow, I'm sure glad that I heeded everyone's advise and contacted Lowepro! I sent my pack in yesterday by UPS and I just received an E-mail from Lowepro saying that they were going to replace my pack with its replacement the Pro 400AM Trekker!

    I can't say enough about this company. I have two of their packs for years and both have served me well. (They said that they replaced the zipper on the model I had with a heavier zipper before they discontinued the model.)

    If you're in the market for a photo backpack, you can't go wrong with Lowpro!

    Thomas