Zipper Types

Continous Chain

Tape + teeth

Close end zipper

Bags, sleeping bags, shoes

Open end zipper

Sport jackets, coats, skirts, bags, shoes, sweaters

Two-way zipper

Dresses, leather jackets, pants, pockets

O – zipper

Bed sheets, suitcases, bags

X – zipper

workwear, mechanic coveralls, ski pants

Y – zipper

Workwear, ski overalls

Double two-way

Jackets, coats

How to measure a zipper?

Measuring method of a zipper varies with respect to the type of the zipper you have. The areas marked in the pictures below will give you the length of the zipper.

Close end

Open end


Parts of a zipper