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How to replace a snap fastener on your sleeping bag such as on the thermal collar

During prolonged or heavy use, a snap can come off your clothing or gear and get lost. Not to worry – a worn-out or defective snap on a sleeping bag can easily be replaced. Replacement snaps often come with the product in a small bag. If you don’t have a replacement snap, you can pick one up in a fabric supplies store – they come in several shapes and sizes and fit almost anywhere. Here we’ll show you an example of how you can replace a snap on a pair of trousers.

 

Tools Needed

Hammer, snap tool, four parts per snap fastener, with pincers

Tip:For these instructions we’ve used Prym snap fasteners which are widely available in German stores.

 

Difficulty

Difficult

Time Needed

5 minutes

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A snap fastener consists of four parts.

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Step One

Remove the damaged snap fastener:
When you replace one side of a snap, you also have to replace the other side as well.

Use the pincers to carefully pry underneath the snap and detach it from the material.

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Step Two

Attaching the new snap fastener to the first side: Push any fill to the side and adjust the fabric. Insert both parts of the snap fastener and press them together firmly with the snap tool. Then give them a couple of strong taps with the hammer.

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Step Three

Attaching the new snap fastener to the second side: Push any fill to the side and adjust the fabric. Insert both parts of the snap fastener and press them together firmly with the snap tool. Then give them a couple of strong taps with the hammer.

Finished! You did it.