Outdoor Jackets

Functional and unique designed fastening products are often required for outdoor and sports jackets.  YKK North and Central America Group offers a wide assortment of fastening products to suit each jacket type.

We always consider the environment, the styling and any new potential developments when creating our line of zippers for the Outdoor Jacket industry.  Our selection includes a variety of material compositions, finishes, element sizes, and functional accessories.  Whether you are looking for a “bold look,” a “fashion statement,” the durability of metal, the lightweight option of VISLON® injection molded zippers, various size assortments, or new slider/pull selections, we have options to fit your needs.

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Q. What is the procedure for creating a slider with a customer logo?
A. Our customers provide us with their logo to go on the zipper pull. YKK's R&D department will then produce the artwork and a plastic sample for the customer.
Q. If a user wears gloves, it may be difficult for him or her to pull the slider up and down with a short pull tab.
A. We offer a variety of pull tabs including larger size and longer pull tabs.
Q. Is a light weight zipper recommended for outdoor jackets and sports wear when the wearer is active?
A. A polyester or VISLON® zipper is recommended, and you can choose the slider variation for this application, such as a semi-auto lock or a plastic slider.