Whilst bike messengers have long been known for wearing the Abus Steel-O-Flex around their waist a new bike lock is hoping to take it’s place as “the wearable bike lock”. It’s called the Hiplock and costs £69.99 (112 USD).
It’s likely to appeal to those not lugging around a bag on their back. I’m one of them – when I want to meet my friends at the pub I tend to avoid taking a bag with me which forces me to shove bike lights in my pockets and lock around my waist. At £69.99 the lock should promise some very hefty security, however currently it only boasts a “Sold Secure Silver Rating”. Coming below lower priced bike locks such as the favourite Kryptonite New York 3000. Whilst the lock has yet to be tested by bike magazines I’ll be keeping an eye on it and more specifically the price – if it drops down a little it could make a more attractive purchase.
For more on the Hiplock head to www.hiplok.com