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TAD Gear (PICTURES)

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by RAM.45, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. hal_chase
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    Is that a Ranger fleece? (about to pull the trigger on one...)

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    I'm thinking based on the price it's one of the Stealth jackets.
     
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    Maybe...looks a bit furry though, but I'm only on a phone

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  4. vkimo

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    It's a Stealth Hoodie, the fleece lined model. That zipper does that multiple times a day! My LL Bean 2 way zippers work fine and those are YKK.
     
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    If it's doing it a lot and I would call multiple times a day an excessive amount, you should contact TAD and see what they have to say about it. I'm assuming they would either do an exchange or handle it some other way. Their CS has always been great for me.
     
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    I sent TAD an email. With the holidays and all I expect if I sent my jacket back I'd get it sometime next year :censored:
     
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    you are not the only one with zipper issues.. I have the most trouble trying to get the zipper started most of the time..
     
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    Yes.. Similar issue with my zipper.


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    Worst part - they'll make you pay for shipping to them


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    I have had 4 TAD jackets and all of them have had problems with the zippers. Needless to say I sold them and will never again buy a TAD jacket. In my opinion the zippers they use for closing the jacket are too flimsy, they should use a coarser zipper.
    I have had plenty of other brand jackets with two-way zippers and none have had the problems like TAD.
     
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    Thinking twice now about buying

    Am very close to dropping coin on a Ranger and a Stealth....

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    I wouldnt buy a stealth (personally) but Im thinking on a Ranger LT when they get my size and color back in stock.
     
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    I already have a Mountain Hardwear Principia, very similar to Stealth and wear it daily.... Zero zipper issues. Was gonna 'upgrade' to Stealth but quality looks nowhere near Mountain Hardwear level (which costs less than half a Stealth)

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    Im looking at some Arc'teryx waterproof jackets. I like the stuff I have from them and quality is outstanding.
     
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    Glad to know I'm not the only one with this issue. A part of me thinks it's not the zippers but I just need to develop perfect form when aligning them. It's just tough when you pay this much you expect a butler to follow you around and zip it for you, not fumble around for 2 minutes haha

    I don't think I'm eligible for a return anymore, and now that I have the Ranger and notice the same problem I know that won't accomplish anything. The fit is so great I'm thinking I can just live with it.
     
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    Yup, the zipper on my TAD shell is junk. Hard to get mated, hard to work, feels super cheap. Mind-blowing on a $400 eVent jacket. Some day I'll send it to Rainy Pass and have them put a better waterproof zipper on.
     
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    I've got YKK on my Mountain Hardwear....never have any issues...Weird!

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    Nope i would call tad gear they should take care of it
     
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    Had it happen on a ranger lt a few times when I wasn't fully seated/aligned in the lower slide before zipping up. Had a similar reaction the first time, but never had any issues recovering from it and I found if I gave the non-slide a little down tug from the hem as I started zipping it didn't happen. After not too long the problem went away -- I chalked it up to a combination of a tight lower slide needing to break-in and user error.

    If you think it's any more severe an issue than what I went through you can contact them. I've never had issues with their CS, though for something like this they are almost certainly going to want you to send it in for eval.
     
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    I think you're right. The zippers aren't malfunctioning, they're just really finicky. Pulling down on the hem does produce better results. I just find it odd because clothing priced 1/4 as much has better zippers.
     
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