TRU Zip is a brand-new technology in the waterproof zipper market. By blending ease-of-use, strength, and durability in a complete zipper profile, TRU Zip introduces an intuitive zipper assembly with an IP67 waterproof/dustproof rating. Engineered to require less force to pull, the toothless zipper glides smoothly and silently.
The extruded TPU profile uses an interlocking extruded ball-and-socket rail design that secures into an overmolded garage for a confident seal you can feel. By offering a fully waterproof, self-contained zipper assembly, TRU Zip makes it simple and cost-efficient to incorporate reliable zipper protection into a variety of products.
Use: To close TRU Zip, move slider slowly and pull firmly to lock into zipper end-stop garage. If the slider is not fully closed, the zipper will not seal as intended.
Storage: Store flat with zipper fully closed.
Maintenance: Lubricate zipper after cleaning, before prolonged storage, or to improve zipper performance. Distribute liquid zipper lubricant along all zipper surfaces, then slide zipper multiple times. Wipe away any excess lubricant with a clean dry cloth.
Yes! TRU Zip zippers have been tested to a rating of IP67, meaning they offer complete dust protection and can be fully submerged in up to 1M of water for up to 30 minutes.
Yes, yes it does. This isn’t a typical “press and seal” zipper. The extruded zipper rails are designed to use both mechanical and vacuum forces to create a powerful seal that is highly resistant to shearing and separating forces. By using an extruded ball-and-socket zipper design, the male and female rails “lock” together. We’ve bear hugged, squeezed, and stood on waterproof bags using TRU Zip without the rails separating. So, yes, TRU Zip is TRUly strong.
The TRU Zip design has the added benefit of being self-healing, meaning that even if the rails are separated between the end stop and the slider, a user can simply pull the slider back toward the end stop and the zipper will be ready for normal use.
TRU Zip vs. rolltop designs: TRU Zip’s sliding puller is quick, simple, and easy to use while offering superior waterproof protection.
TRU Zip vs. toothed zipper designs: Toothed zippers can be difficult to pull and have teeth that are vulnerable to damage and can snag on fabric. TRU Zip is engineered to be silent, require less pulling force, and be self-healing. Should the zipper separate for any reason, simply slide the zipper to realign.
TRU Zip vs. press-to-seal closures: TRU Zip’s pull-to-close design combines the intuitive operation of traditional zippers with leading-edge protection. To close TRU Zip, simply secure the slider into the durable overmolded garage for a confident closure that let’s you know the entire zipper assembly is sealed.
The short answer is just about anywhere. The waterproof and dustproof design is perfect for everything from protecting gear from the elements to construction sites and medical applications. Contact us to find out what TRU can do for you.
Many designers and brands like to have their own custom pullers, so we do not include a puller. TRU Zip recommends floating pullers be used. Girth hitch pullers are not recommended.