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What is the best colour combination padlock for my luggage?

The Abus 145 series are high quality yet lightweight combination padlocks that will not add unnecessary weight to your luggage and are ideal for use on rucksacks, overnight bags and larger cases. They are available in a large selection of nine great colours in three different sizes. The solid aluminium body with anodised coating gives […]

What is the best way to secure a suitcase whilst traveling?

A small combination padlock is an ideal way to secure your suitcase whilst traveling. Many suitcases have the addition of small loops at the base of the zip tabs, specifically designed so you can add a padlock to secure your case. If your suitcase doesn’t have these loops then you may still be able to […]

What is the best padlock for a tool box?

We tend to find people prefer combination padlocks to secure their tool box as this helps avoid losing keys when on-site or in a workshop. The lightweight aluminium padlocks of Abus 145 series are an ideal choice since they add very little extra weight to sometimes already heavy tool box. The Abus 145 series is […]