After 3 1/2 years and about 30k miles, my trusty Alpinestars SMX-4WP boots have suffered a broken zip! These boots have been brilliant – they are the Gore-Tex version (hence the “WP”) and haven’t leaked a drop in all that time.
Luckily, the broken part was the zip puller and so a simple fix with a large paperclip got me home from work that night.
I had seen those repair kits for zips that basically provide a plastic clip that goes over the paperclip but couldn’t find one anywhere.
Trying eBay (as you do), I came across this rather neat little gadget from Minerva Crafts & Fabrics
£1.99 plus 99p postage
What a great find (and tip about the paper-clip) I wish I had know of these a few years ago as I ended up throwing away a great pair of boots for the same reason.