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Red Oxx Monkey Fist Zip Knot

Monkey's Fist Zip Knot $0.75


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Monkey's Fists and a fist full of Fair Trade.

How a little knot's making a big difference...

A monkey's fist is a type of knot, so named because it looks somewhat like a small bunched fist. The monkey's fist knot is most often used as the weight in a heaving line on ships. Our version is used with all Red Oxx zippers. The Zip Knot makes it easier to grab the zipper pull, even with bulky gloves on. Use them on you favorite coat or ski jacket or as a key chain!

Each knot is hand tied by our craftsman in the highlands of Guatemala. The work is carried out in the spirit of Fair Trade. Each year I visit the village and check on our workers. The impact of this business has been tremendous for the village. By purchasing Monkey Fist Zip Knots you're keeping families together and helping maintain the proud craftspeople of Guatemala.
Jim Markel
CEO and Co-Owner, Red Oxx Luggage

Available in Black / Gray only.

COST OF SHIPPING
Red Oxx will adjust your shipping costs for Monkey Fists down before we bill your credit card. Since UPS in our cart checkout will only calculate one pound and above, the shipping shown is disproportionately high compared to actual shipping cost -- if ordered alone (whether one or more), we usually ship them in a USPS box or stamped envelope. So shipping your Monkey Fist Zip Knots could be anywhere from the cost of a stamp to $5.50.

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4.95 Average Rating
 (79 Reviews)

 
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 Didn't buy enough!
By Andre, Denmark, August 8, 2014

I bought quite a lot of these with my last purchase, but I realised I didn't buy _enough_ of them, since they are great on all sorts of zippers - be it jackets, zip-tees, non-Red Oxx bags, and more. For small zippers, I take a strong piece of string through the zipper "hole" and use that to pull the pretty thick monkey fist-loop through.

Next time I place an order, I will make sure to order a big handful more of these.

 
 Shout-out
By AJ Woods, Great Falls, MT, July 14, 2014

The wheel has proved useful, and microchips certainly have their value, but this is a real shout-out to the guy that tied the first monkey-fist knot! I use them on all my bags, several jackets and occasionally as décor or jewelry. They changed my world, AJ
 
 Unbeatable for most uses
By korova, Varosha, May 29, 2014

The Monkey's Fist zipper pulls are great in every way: design, functionality, quality, and the Fair Trade manufacturing.

I use them with just about everything I own that needs a tough, easy to grab zipper pull. The only places I don't like 'em is on midlayer clothing (too knobby for wearing underneath a shell) and on fast-and-light gear (zipper tabs are often too small to attach a Monkey's Fist and the big knot affects compressibility).

Otherwise, you can't go wrong with Monkey's Fist Zip Knots.

Five stars.

(If you're ordering a bag, you should order some Knots as well since you're already paying a shipping fee!)
 
 Excellent Service - Monkey Fist
By wsp, USA, May 29, 2014

First off...RedOxx service was outstanding. I had to modify my order and when I called, everything was taken care of immediately.

The Monkey Fist... have used these for years. I ordered a bunch to put onto existing gear. These are fantastically durable and versatile.

Take care.
 
 Great concept!
By Ken, South Carolina , March 23, 2014

I really like this product and bought several for my jackets/coats/backpacks/etc.. I love the backstory and have given these to friends as a neat way to help others. I encourage everyone to buy 50 and give them away! Great way to be remembered by your friends every time they zip up!
 
 Traveler Necessity
By Jon, Dallas, TX, March 1, 2014

Wonderfull product! I travel for work constantly and the ease of opening pockets to get to things needed in a hurry is invaluable. Works so well I bought some for my travel briefcase!
 
 Great value!
By John McCarthy, London, England, January 9, 2014

These monkey's fists are essential as spares for the ones on your bags, keyrings and zipper pulls on inferior bags.

For 75c each, why not? Plus, it helps families in Guatemala!
 
 Great product!
By Luis, Texas, October 24, 2013

I'm using on every bag that has a zipper. The only mistake I made was not buying enough as I'll use on every bag I buy in the future. Thanks for a great product Red Oxx!
 
 Zip it!
By Lee, Norfolk, VA, March 28, 2013

Excellent little product that makes it easier to zip your bags. Essentially, it's a matter of leverage. If you can't have the YKK zippers Red Oxx offers, you can still stick these zipper knots on your bag to give it a little higher quality look.
 
 On Everything
By Ross, Indiana, December 13, 2012

I buy my Monkey Fist Knot pulls a couple dozen at a time; they are used to replace factory original pulls on ALL other bags and outdoor apparel I have - kids stuff included. The kids classmates think they are so KOOL. I LOVE to use these on my hunting clothes as they DO NOT rattle or make any noise ! ONLY downfall in a Very few applications would be the length - they could be 1/4 - 1/2" longer and not hurt anything !
 
 Irresistable
By Paul Haynie, Waukegan, IL, September 20, 2012

When I got my first Red Oxx bag a few years ago, my wife promptly stole a few of the monkey fists for her own nefarious purposes. I didn't mind; I figured I could always make more if I needed them.

I happen to love monkey fists; I have made them in MANY variations, and yours are amazing at the price.

When my Red Oxx bag was stolen recently, we got a half dozen extras of these, because they are just that well done and useful.
 
 Great idea, need Red!
By Tartan Bear, Seattle, Wa, June 14, 2012

Great idea, but the tag is just too long. Looks out of balance onthe zipper.

Need red version to compliment the black aviator bags!
 
 Monkey Fist
By Tommy, Atlanta Ga, April 27, 2012

These little knot are so useful, on jackets,backpacks,pockets while you have gloves on, you can grab them.
 
 The Handiest Thing Yet
By Bill, Maryland, April 7, 2012

I bought a half dozen and replaced all of the wimpy zipper pulls on my carry-on (No Air Boss Yet but Soon) and a couple on sweaters. These things are really more that worth the price one pays. Hats off to RED OXX!
 
 Glad I have them
By Bill, Fargo, April 5, 2012

These are great. I will probably have to buy more. They are much better than the standard zipper things on jackets, etc. Quality materials and construction.
 
 Wish I ordered more!
By christiansay, CA, March 11, 2012

Title says it all, these things are very useful!
 
 Great Value!
By kaliforniagal, Southern California, February 29, 2012

This is one of those products where the value is definitely more than the price. As others have said, it is worth getting a lot of these and using them wherever you have zippers. They not only make it much easier to use your zippers, but they look really cool too.
 
 Order 40 of them
By N, Italy (FPO), November 5, 2011

Seriously, order 40 of these things. They're fantastic. I've put them on all my other bags, my jackets, everything. Makes life so much easier.
 
 Can't Get Enough!
By AJ, Great Falls, MT, October 14, 2011

Such a simple device makes life so much easier! So far I've put 2o on all my other bags and backpacks and I need another 10 at least. Cool product, great background story! AJ
 
 Unobtrusive and functional
By Ivo, Switzerland, August 1, 2011

This is one of the products being so simple that you don't think of it normally. I've replaced all similar ones of my BMW motorcycle jacket with monkey fists.
 
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Specifications

  • American made Mil-Spec Parachute Cord
  • Hand tied in Guatemala
  • Each fist approximately 2" long with loop
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other colors available?
To keep the cost down, we only offer the one color combination, black and gray.
 
Where are these made?
Our Monkey's fists are hand-tied by our craftsmen in the mountains of Guatemala. The parachute cord itself is made in the U.S.A.
 
What is a Monkey's Fist Knot?
This is a special knot that when tied a particular way, looks like a fist.
 
What is it used for?
Originally used to secure sails, our Monkey's Fist can be used for all sorts of ideas, from pulling zippers on bags, coats and jackets, to a key chain and so on.
 
Can I order multiple quantities?
We encourage you to place a large order as you'll find all sorts of uses for the knots. Red Oxx will adjust the shipping costs to reflect the lower cost of shipping them before charging your card.
 
Can you ship USPS?
Yes, Red Oxx will ship USPS upon request. Simply state, "Please ship USPS" in the cart comments during checkout and we will adjust your billing accordingly.