slowhike. if it will be closed on one end or closed on two ends, you don't need to spend extra on 2 way seperating zipper. all you need to do is get continuous coil zip tape. make sure it's coil not tooth. get #3 size, they are awesome. light too. haven't tried the 2.5.
just get the continuous coil and insert pulls from each end going towards eachother. get the double pulls (one "handle" on each side of the zipper pulls) so it can be opened from the outside or inside. some zip stops might be useful too. also go for the ykk brand. getting continuous coil zip tape is alot cheaper too, and you can get the exact amount you need.
"seperating" just means that the two sides of the zipper completly "seperate" from one another, like on a jacket, which has those little end pieces at the bottom that you slide into oneanother before you can zip. you can't install them which is why you can't use continuous coil, but if at least one end of the zipper stays connected, continuous coil can be used. "two way" just means they already put two pulls on there for you. if you are using cont. coil, you can make it two-way just by putting two pulls on there yourself (in the right directions). if it is seperating zipper, it has those little insert pieces on there, and you cannot add a pull, they have to be pre installed because of those insert pieces.
also, the #'s as in #3, correlate to how wide the zipper teeth are in terms of millimeters.
Last edited by warbonnetguy; 10-21-2007 at 15:04..