Anyone else having issues with the zippers?
Is this a warranted item from Bose?
quote:Originally posted by Nick from New Zealand:quote:Originally posted by John Baker:
...the zipper pull broke off... I'm trying to figure out a workaround fix
Cable ties (zip ties in some parts of the world). Big heavy ones, biggest ones you can find that will fit, then dasiy chain a 2nd one through the first one. Cheap and easy and nobody sees it.
I've not had much use for my F1 subs over the last few months. It's winter here plus I have a pair of L1s and 4 x B2s and packlites. I can tell you that if you leave the subs and bags alone for a few months, the bags stretch into place and get easier to use. No good for you guys in the busy northern hemisphere summer, I'm guessing.
So now its 2018 and Bose STILL has a problem with their zippers. I now have 3 of 4 cases with broken zipper tabs.
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I don’t think that will matter. They haven’t fixed this issue in several years, so I doubt they will start now. I’ll just put some zip ties on them.
The Zipper tabs on the cases tend to break, but the zippers themselves are are at a position where they are frequent contact points during load in and load out of our band bus. So our zippers on bags less than two years old are busted. Not only that, but there are protruding tabs on the sub bottoms that apply and pressure point on the bottom sides of the bags and have created rips.
Not well designed bags, at all.
I also have the issue with the zippers hard to move on the subs. They are definitely way too tight and were not designed well. The bags for the 812, however, fit nicely.
Quite a few of my cases have broken zippers as well...
every zipper tab I have on all 4 cases is now zup ties. I’m OK with that, as for no anyway, the zippers are still working. I agree that the bags are a tight fit at first but mine are all worked in and are pretty easy at this point to get on and off the speakers, including the subs. The only design change I could think of would be to have the zipper on the back but then you’re lying the case down on the floor and lifting the speaker into it. Of course wheels on the bags would be nice too but unless they are really heavy duty, they tend to break too.
This is how I use the F1 Subwoofer bags.
Yup me too. Although with slightly less lifting. I tend to gently roll them upside down to zip up.