Bike messengers among other urban riders have been known to waist-mount bulky chains for locks. Big chains equal big security. Hiplok harnesses that idea with this product. They sheathed a traditional chain in nylon and fashioned it with an adjustable belt. We’ve been following Hiplok for a while with a previous article here.
Although the looks are vogue, this lock isn’t all about style. Hiplok addresses a safety concern in riding with chains on the waist. If the cyclist gets injured with a chain on, medical personnel sometimes have issues removing it. Hiplok avoids this by looping like a belt and never actually locking to the rider.
Hiplok comes in a range of colors – black, green, yellow, pink, white, and grey. 3M reflective lettering is offered in many of these colors for night-visibility. Pricing is $99.99. Click ‘more’ for a view of the belt-feature and a couple action shots…
“Put key into padlock buckle, take other end of belt and loop the last chain link into the padlock loop, lock bike up….”