The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Clunky zippers that snag, with teeth that catch, have troubled wearers since the earliest iterations were invented in the 19th century. TRU Zip is toothless, waterproof, dustproof, snag-resistant, and submersible, using both mechanical and vacuum forces to create a virtually impenetrable seal. Available in three sizes and fit for use in scenarios ranging from water sports to protecting medical equipment, it’s already being used by a number of outdoor product-makers. —Suyin Haynes

Buy now: Nite Ize TRU Zip

Correction, November 19
The original version of this story misstated the name of the company that developed the TRU Zip. It is Nite Ize, not Night Ize.

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