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Monkey's Fist Zip Knot
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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.
CEO and Co-Owner, Red Oxx Luggage
Available in Black / Gray only.
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By Sean, China, April 16, 2015
These things are a smart purchase with any bag that has them, as they are super cheap, and despite being amazingly durable, one or two of these were the first (and only) part to go on my 3 year-old Safari-Beanos PR5.
They're also handy for non Red Oxx bags. I use them on my box luggage as well, and they're right about ski jackets. Buy a few extras with your order for sure!
By Dan, Nebraska, January 26, 2015
These are great and several of the RO products Like this and the Pin Mount Clip helped me refurbish my favorite bag. Now if only RO would alter some of their designs to the business traveler I would be VERY happy. I am dying for them to give me a reason to buy a bag from them for that purpose. HUGE fan of RO
By Bob, Grass Valley, CA, January 22, 2015
Great zipper and utility pull, priced right, shipped fast.
By Don Karon, Huntington Beach, CA, December 4, 2014
It's a great knot. Not many moving parts and does not require lubrication. Opening a zipper while wearing gloves is not hard with one of these knots attached, even in a twenty knot wind. The Monkey Fist is a knot not to be missed. (Sorry, I could not resist.)
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.
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
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.
(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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 !
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
By christiansay, CA, March 11, 2012
Title says it all, these things are very useful!
- 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 on sailing ships, 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.
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.