FAQs

Zipper Quiz

01  Will your coat extension work with my coat?

We mainly use YKK brand zippers in our coat extensions which include plastic, metal, coil, and reverse coil zippers.  We have successfully fitted many brands of winter coats including (but not limited to) Canada Goose, TNA, North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Lole, Moose Knuckles, Denver Hayes, Nobis, Soia & Kyo, London Fog, Pajar, MEC, and Brooklyn Industries.  

Our simple zipper quiz will help you choose the right zipper adapter!   Don't see your zipper listed?  Please contact us and we can see if a custom order can be arranged. 

Please note that we carry a generic (GEN) plastic zipper adapter that can be tried with non-YKK zippers. However we cannot guarantee compatibility with all non-YKK zippers and offer refunds for unworn merchandise returned to us.  We do not cover the cost for shipping.

02  My coat zipper is 30" long.  Should I choose 28" or 32" for the adapter?

This is really personal preference as both zippers will work, however the coat extension will fit differently depending on the choice.

Choosing 28" adapter:

The top of the coat extension would be shorter than the top of the coat by 2". Many customers are fine with this as they don't always fully zip their coats if the top of their coat is very high.   In addition when customers wear scarves this easily fills the 2" gap.
Choosing the 32" adapter: 
The top of the coat extension extends above the top of your coat by 2".  You can fold down the excess fabric and zippers from the back and secure with a snap button.  This means you won't have a gap at the top of your coat but there is slightly more bulk due to the folded fabric on the back side.  

03  What materials do you use in your coat extension?

We use Canadian-made Commander fabric for our outer shells.  Commander is a durable water-repellent and windproof fabric that is used in many top-brand parkas such as Canada Goose.  Its composition is 75% polyester / 25% cotton.

Our coat extensions use a quilted synthetic microfiber insulation that provides exceptional warmth with less bulk than many synthetic insulations on the market.

Our lining is made of 100% polyester.

04  Will the coat extension last me for my whole pregnancy?

That's our goal - for our coat extensions to take you through pregnancy and beyond! Our coat extensions offer up to an additional 12 inches of width to your coat for your lovely expanding belly.  An adjustable belt can be positioned in any of four positions providing you choices in style and fit.

The coat extension can also be worn upside-down over a baby in a carrier. Note that the coat extension is meant to be worn over a baby in a dedicated carrier.  It cannot be used to carry a baby.

05  I'm in Toronto.  Can I pick up my order to avoid shipping?

We get asked this question all the time!  Unfortunately because we are a family-run business this is not an option we can provide.  We strive to ship out standard orders within 2 business days.  Shipping via Canada Post Expedited Parcel typically takes just 1 day within the GTA (which is probably faster than we can agree on a time for pick-up). 

06  I purchased / received a used coat extension from another person.  Can I buy an adapter to make it fit with my coat?

In most cases the answer is YES, however depending on the model of coat extension you have there may be limitations.  Our extra Zippy Strip adapters will work with any coat extension from our current 2015/2016 season.  For the older model (2014/2015 season) you may need a custom adapter.  Please find out more here.

 


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