Updated August 09, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Locks For Luggage

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Travel can be stressful, since you have to constantly keep track of your bags and all the important stuff they contain. But with a sturdy lock for your luggage, you can relax a bit more and enjoy the journey, knowing that you’ve made it that much more difficult for the bad guys to get at your things. Each of these models is TSA approved, and some make your suitcases easier to spot, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Sure Lock Easy Read

2. Lewis N. Clark Mini Padlock

3. Briggs & Riley Travel Basics

Editor's Notes

August 05, 2019:

We’ve selected a range of combination and keyed locks for all types of luggage, so you can lock up your stuff no matter where you’re going. For most, we like the Sure Lock Easy Read or the Lewis N. Clark Mini Padlock. The former lets you program in your own combo, while the latter comes with keys, but they’re both simple, effective options. For those who’d like something a little different, we like the TravelMore Flexible or the Sea to Summit Cardkey. The TravelMore choice doesn’t work well with all zipper pulls, however, so you’ll want to compare the specifications to those of your bag's pulls. There's also the Pick Proof Seals, but if TSA removes these, they can't be replaced, as with a lock. Of course, this also lets you know for sure that your bag has been opened, a feature some users appreciate. Finally, we have omitted the popular Tarriss TSA Luggage Lock over concerns that it can be opened too easily with a paperclip.

Special Honors

Airbolt Gen 2 The Airbolt Gen 2 seems to do just about everything but pack your bag for you. It can be locked and unlocked via smartphone app or with a TSA key, but if you want to prevent this, you can even turn off the TSA access point. theairbolt.com

Bio-key Touchlock The future is now with the Bio-key Touchlock, a fingerprint smart lock that stops you from worrying about keys and combinations. It’s on the more expensive side but is TSA-approved like many "dumb" locks, so screeners have no reason to cut it open and harm your investment. touch-lock.com

4. Master Lock Keyed

5. Sea to Summit Cardkey

6. Master Lock Set Your Own

7. Samsonite Strap

8. TravelMore Flexible

9. Forge Ultra-Secure

10. Pick Proof Seals

Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 09, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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