Lock it Up!

INTRODUCING: Our new notion…

A Bag Lock in two distinctive finishes!

So… what’s the major complaint I hear from customers concerning backpacks? It’s security issues of course! And like you I’ve been searching for years for a solution to this issue that checks all of the following boxes…

  • ease of use for the customer
  • not so easy to figure out for the pilferer
  • and a beautiful addition to the bag

And FINALLY…. I found a little product that does ALL of those things!

In the photo at left I’ve secure this bag lock in place with a little piece of covered webbing because I wanted it to “stand up” but you could also strengthen your fabric with some interfacing if you prefer for a less bulky attachment.

The lock itself is really just a push gate snap hook, so its really easy to grab both zipper pulls (as in the photo at left) and secure the opening of your bag.

But another, and perhaps easier way is to use a 3/4″ wide piece of flat elastic. And here’s the deal, even though this little lock is easy to use, it would be pretty darned hard for an undesirable individual to foil this system and get inside your bag because it pretty much takes TWO hands to engage and then disengage the lock!

And here’s another bonus!

Even when this lock is not in use, it’s sparkly appearance always adds a little bit of “bling” to your bag’s look and that’s always a good think, right?

So where should you install it? I guess the answer to that question would be individual to every bag design, but generally I would say that most any seam edge would work. I chose to place it in conjunction with the backpack strap system, but I easily could have placed it at either end of the zipper or even at the tabs where the straps attach!

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

What do YOU think of these bag locks? Do you think it would make you feel safer and more secure particularly when you’re traveling? If so, just click HERE to pick one up to add to YOUR new bag project!

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  1. Caren Fitzpatrick on August 29, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Looks like a perfect solution. I never use a backpack- type purse because I don’t feel secure with the opening behind me. This would be a great solution. Attractive and functional. I will definitely be ordering these.

    • Kat on August 29, 2020 at 9:14 am

      I always felt the same way Caren! Let me know what you think after you’ve tried the bag locks! 🙂