I did just use the new Zipseams this past weekend at a wedding and am quite pleased with the improvements. Here are some things that I'd like to point out:
- The size is awesome. It's not noticeable at all, whereas the originals were more bearable.
- As stated previously, I love the string idea. It held very well. And I have full confidence that they will not slide out like the previously design.
- The install wasn't bad, but did require more effort than the original. I tried pulling the string to lock into the channel, but wasn't successful. I ended up using a card to get the fabric into the channel and the string into the channel. Even still, I think the frustration is well worth the added security.
- I haven't tried washing my shirt with the Zipseam installed, but I feel that the assembly will stay in place.
Updated.... These are brilliant. I've come up with a way to get the seams on, effortlessly. I've finished my prototype and filmed my video. I'll be sending the video in to see if the inventor is interested in including this method into v4. It's SIGNIFICANTLY easier to run the fabric into the plastic seam. As for the cord, the inventor has a great v3 video that makes it VERY simple to do. With that said, I give this product 4 stars now. It's 5, if he takes my idea and adds it to v4. I now get perfect seams and a great trim fit on all my shirts, in a fraction of the time and zero frustration.
I received my triple pack today and instantly put them to good use. After about five minutes of trial and error, I can happily report these things work a treat. My uniforms have never fit me better
Got mine in the mail yesterday. Did the on/off test with my wife and she wanted to know what I had done to get my shirt to finally fit right. It does take a few minutes to get it positioned, aligned, and installed, but the results are fantastic!