The best combination locks you can buy
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- When you're away from home and need to secure your gear, combination locks are convenient.
- Available in many forms, combination locks can secure a variety of things, from coolers and baggage to gym lockers and bicycles.
- Combination locks are also an easy way to share access since no key is required.
- The Pacsafe Wrapsafe is our overall favorite because of its versatility.
If you've ever suffered the indignity of walking home because you lost the key to your bicycle lock, or having to pay the hefty fee for cutting a padlock at a storage unit, you'll appreciate the value of a good combination lock.
Combination locks aren't new, of course, but they have come a long way since the rotary dials of your high-school lockers and the classic Master lock. Today, locks use high-tech materials and innovative designs, and some are even recognized by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for locking luggage while traveling through airports.
You should know that even the toughest locks could be broken if someone really wants something, so no lock is every 100% secure. However, having a lock in place makes it more difficult for would-be thieves.
For this guide, I tested locks for security, usability, and portability to determine which are the best for a variety of purposes. As a cyclist and traveler who depends on locks for security, I also added my experience in buying and using combination locks, in addition to research from other experts and consumers.
Here are the best combination locks you can buy in 2019:
- Best combination lock overall: Pacsafe Wrapsafe
- Best combination bicycle lock: Rocky Mounts Shackleton
- Best combination lock for travel: Tarriss TSA Lock
- Best combination cable lock: Knog Twisted Lock
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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