Silent zipper pulls – cord wrapping

Silent zipper pulls – cord wrapping

I’ve seen many examples of wrapping the cord around zipper pulls to make them silent – but it will be really silent, if wrapped from both sides of puller.

The only restraint – cord must be thin enough to come through the hole three times. So 550 cord is inappropriate.

 

silent zipper pull cord wrap

silent zipper pull cord wrap

 

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Poor man’s substitute for quick attach tri-glide buckles and for G-hooks

Poor man’s substitute for quick attach tri-glide buckles and for G-hooks

Driven by the idea to save money and simplify logistics, I made a pair of concepts of dirt-cheap analogues of quick-attach ladderlock buckles.

The task is – to connect two webbing loops (for example, attach/detach compression straps on the backpack)

The solution – cord loops, locked with

1) carabiner

Poor man's substitute for quick attach tri-glide buckles and for G-hooks

2) the strap itself

dirt-cheap analogues of quick-attach ladderlock buckles

Parka transforming into sleeping bag – Connectable Tail Clothing-Sleeping System, CTCSS

Some means to join parka and sleeping bag in one already exists and is known as “elefant leg”. But this solution suffer from tightness, as volume of resulting sleeping bag is the same as parka’s. More volume needed, and it is possible with frontal insert, look at the sketch.

parka transformer sleeping bag connectable tail clothing-sleeping system CTCSS

Frontal zipper on parka embed the frontal flap on the “tail” from left and right sides (look A and B). And additional bottom zipper on parka connects with its vis-a-vis around the tail (look C). There is a little detail not shown on sketch, a kind of face cover on top of the flap.

What is the idea?
To join two things in one.

What is the difference?
More inner space.

What is the advantage?
Less overall weight of two things.

What are the disadvantages?
Redundant weight of standalone parka.
Moisture trapped in parka.