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As good as advertised
on May 18, 2012
I bought this lock strap (black ones) for my recent trip abroad, i.e., US - The Nethelands - India - Thailand - India - France - US. The reason I need this strap is because the combination lock of my hard case luggage has been a little worn out from the past years. So, another lock strap like this do provide me the peace of mind when travel via those airports that are known for luggage thefts.
Here are some more feedback of this strap:
- The strap is long enough and can be adjusted to wrap around my thick 38 in. hard case
- The strap looks like it's made from polyester material, thus it is quite strong and durable
- The housing of the lock and combination is a sturdy plastic. There is no moving parts except the lock buckle from the other end of the strap.
- Changing the combination is quite simple (read the easy to follow instruction). I like the design of that button that has to be pushed down to release the lock
So far, I am quite pleased with it. It does it job quite alright. For sure, it won't last forever but so far it survived 6 plane changes without any scratches. I figure that it should last another 2-3 trips like this. By that time it should already paid itself off.
As usual, shipping was quite fast - got to me within 24 hrs after I put in the order (using that free 2-day shipping).
*** UPDATED 08/06/2012 ***
Happened to be at an outlet and stop by at the Samsonite store this past weekend. Found the same model on the shelf with big SALES sign on it. Guess what, it was still $24.99 plus tax !!
So, no brainer, if I am ever in need for a replacement, I'll order it again.
** UPDATED 03/31/2013 **
I used the the strap for my business trip to Europe in December'12 and March'13. So far, it is still working well. No scratch marks nor any ding or dent that should have come from the large baggage handling hub in London and Paris. At this time, I am convinced it will last a lot longer than I initially thought. Hence, I change the rating from 4 to 5 star.
*** UPDATED 10/23/2013 ***
Adding two more international trips US-France-US and US-France-Thailand-India-France-US the second trip my luggage was miss routed to a few more airports before it was finally sent to me in Thailand. Anyhow, the strap still works just like new, there is no serious damage or scratches. Not showing any signs of aging.