Of course it can. It’s a textile, and nothing is cut-proof. With the right tool, you can cut through anything. We didn’t perform a miracle, we just created a really tough bag that would require a lot of time or effort to get into. In most cases, thieves will just move on.
There are several reasons why LOCTOTE bags are far superior to any bags made out of Kevlar. First, our fabric is significantly more cut-resistant. Most Kevlar® fabrics offer an ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 2 and in very rare occasions level 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5). Our fabric offers the highest cut resistance level possible – level 5, which makes it 5 times more cut resistant than Kevlar® products. Additionally, Kevlar has poor UV resistance, causing it to turn brown and weaken if exposed to direct sunlight. LOCTOTE bags will not do this.
We use a proprietary fabric made out of an innovative combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and other technical fibers weaved by special high-density knitting machines, creating a fabric that is unlike anything else anywhere.
Because they’re not. If we say “cut-proof”, somebody, somewhere, with some type of cutting device will post an internet video of our bag being cut. Our bags are made out of the most advanced slash-resistant fabric in the world. They are very difficult to cut, but they can be cut. If they couldn’t be cut at all, we wouldn’t be able to make them. Our bags will keep your stuff safe, except under the most hostile circumstances.
The construction of zippers, even metal ones, requires that they be set into a fabric tape and then stitched into the bag. This fabric tape creates a weak point where the bag can be easily cut-open, circumventing the zipper altogether.
No, not very easily. Our straps have a breaking strength in excess of 1,000 pounds, and the steel aircraft cable inside makes them very resistant to most cutters. Even the grommets are installed in a proprietary way that enables them to hold a 1,000 pound load without tearing loose. Odds are that after a few tugs and slashes, most thieves would move on to an easier target.
No, not at all. And to prove it, I stuffed one of our bags and had my youngest daughter sleep with it as her pillow every night for a week. She found our latex-free fabric to be soft, comfortable, non-abrasive, and non-irritating. Unfortunately, my wife cannot say the same thing about my approach for testing softness…
Actually, aluminum foil works as well as many of the RFID blocking materials on the market — not well at all. It will somewhat weaken the RFID signal across a very limited spectrum, but it will NOT prevent your cards and passports from being scanned through fabrics at a close range. We use a tested and certified RFID blocking material which exceeds industry standards for shielding all contactless credit cards, passports, drivers licenses, ISO 14443A/B and EPC Gen1/Gen2 contactless smart cards that operate at 13.56 Mhz and above (13.56 Mhz interface is the one that typically contains personal data).
Actually it is. Our partner who developed the fabric makes protective clothing for law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and mental health workers. We have an exclusive license to use it for the bags and totes market.
As you can probably tell by now, we do not skimp on anything. We use the best fabric, thread, hardware, straps, rope, leather, and workers available. All this stuff is very expensive. We are not making the best margins in the business – just the best products.
We use a high-performance twisted multifilament polyester thread with advanced UV protection and a non-wicking finish specially designed for outdoor applications where seam strength retention and fade prevention during UV exposure are required. The advanced UV protection reduces strength degradation over traditional filament polyesters while also reducing color loss and fading. The non-wicking finish helps reduce moisture migration through seams.
No. We cannot accept liability for any actual, consequential, or incidental damages or losses incurred as a result of using a LOCTOTE product. Though we are confident that we produce the best and most secure products available, we cannot control the situations and circumstances in which they are used, or the forces and abuses to which they may be subjected.
LOCTOTE makes extremely secure bags with a built in lock and LITELOK makes premium lightweight bike locks. Both brands have aligned values and it only made sense for us to reach out for a partnership to diversify our product range! Our goal is to give you the tools to travel safely and to keep you at ease.
You can find out more on the ReddyYeti podcast episode with both founders HERE.
We would always recommend that you use your Litelok to secure your back wheel and frame to a fixed, immovable object. Ideally use a Litelok to secure the front wheel too. Keep your Liteloks off the ground and always check your locks before leaving your bike.
If you are using a Litelok Gold Wearable, please make sure that the lockstopper isn’t around the lock, as this will stop it from locking.
Litelok’s strap is made from a patented composite material called Boaflexicore. It consists of multiple components, including hundreds of strands of high tensile steel. These allow Boaflexicore to be strong, yet flexible. The lock housing is made from virtually indestructible hardened steel with drill resistant, marine grade stainless steel rivets.
All of our products are insurance rated and tested by independent UK anti-theft agency Sold Secure, which is owned by the Master Locksmiths Association. They are experts when it comes to testing the security of bicycle locks and use a variety of tools and methods that are common in real-life bike theft. Because of their respected reputation as experts in their field, a Sold Secure rating is used (and often required) by many insurers.
Our Litelok Gold and Litelok Moto range are both rated Sold Secure Motorcycle Gold and our Litelok Silver range has been rated Sold Secure Silver.
Our Litelok Silver range has also been rated ART2, by the Netherlands based testing house.
If you correctly attach your Litelok to your bike with the supplied WrapStraps then it will not scratch your bike. When securing a Litelok SIlver, make sure the metal casing isn’t touching the bike frame.
It’s almost impossible to break a Litelok through twisting it with a tool like a crowbar or a tire iron. In fact it could cause serious injury to anyone who tries. Both Litelok Gold and Litelok Silver are made of Boaflexicore material and have incredible resistance to torsion attacks. It could actually cause serious injury to anyone who tries it on a lock that hasn't been tampered with. This is because as you turn the crowbar energy builds up within the tensioned Boaflexicore material which coils and could spring back and unwind rather violently if you let go.
The below video compares the Litelok Silver Flexi-U to an equally security rated D-lock in a torsion machine specially developed with Swansea University College of Engineering (Prof Stephen Brown - Head of Engineering, Prof Nick Lavery, and Dr Adam Philo).
Litelok can withstand attacks from a flame torch for a substantial amount of time. The thief would probably give up trying with a flame torch before breaking through a Litelok. This is because if a thief attacks a Litelok with a flame it gives off plumes of toxic smoke, which would be incredibly dangerous to the thief.
However, using a flame is not a common technique to break locks and steal bikes.
Litelok has category leading resistance against bolt croppers because Boaflexicore is tough & flexible but not brittle. The components of the material are non-contiguous. Bicycle thieves using bolt croppers will usually attempt to break a lock by creating a nick which turns into a crack because the metal is contiguous – it consists of an uninterrupted series of atoms. Boaflexicore was made so that it spreads and squashes by placing more material in front of the cut so that it can't be cut. We have many examples of attempted thefts which appear to be made with bolt croppers and which have been foiled by our material’s construction.
Domestic Shipping – Domestic orders are shipped via FedEx. Shipping is free on all domestic orders, and delivery typically takes 4-7 days. Orders go out the next business day unless the item is on back order. Tracking numbers are provided via email at the time of shipping.
International Shipping – International orders are shipped via FedEx. Shipping is a flat $10 per bag on all international orders, and delivery typically takes 5-9 days depending on location. Orders go out the next business day unless the item is on back order. Tracking numbers are provided via email at the time of shipping. We work hard to keep our shipping rates reasonable while ensuring your items are delivered in the most efficient and reliable way possible. International shipments may incur additional country-specific duties and taxes to be paid by the buyer. We cannot control these. Check with your local FedEx or customs office for more information.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
We want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not satisfied with any item purchased directly from this website, please return the item to us within 30 days of purchase in its original condition for an exchange or refund. All merchandise must be in new and unused condition. For international customers, shipping costs for returns are the responsibility of the customer.
All LOCTOTE™ products purchased directly from this website are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for thirty days from the date of original purchase. This warranty does not cover intentional damage, accidental damage, damage resulting from unreasonable use, normal wear and tear, improper handling, damage caused by a common carrier, loss of use, or other consequential damages. If a defect is found in materials or workmanship, please feel free to contact us for instructions and authorization to send the defective product to us. Products that cannot be repaired to our standards will be replaced with a new one. We will cover the costs associated with shipping the defective product to us.
We accept no liability for any actual, consequential, or incidental damages or losses incurred as a result of using a LOCTOTE™ product. Though we are confident that we produce the best and most secure products available, we cannot control how they are used, the situations and circumstances in which they are used, or the forces and abuses to which they may be subjected.