The Fashionable Bike Lock You Can Wear

Bike locks aren't typically a source of excitement. At least not of the good kind, anyway. While a few do lock up our attention, standing out from the crowd with interesting features or impressively aggressive protection, the Safe at Home woven bike chain takes a different angle and brings style to a device that so many people wear around their waist or shoulder.

Riding with a chain around the waist is a classic strategy that came from NYC bike messengers—since they're large, heavy, and around three feet long, the waist became the natural choice. And because the city is probably the most dangerous place to stash a bike, they deemed the chain—the strongest of any lock—the only acceptable choice for protection. 

The Safe at Home lock deviates from the norm by using softer covering than a nylon sleeve, thus treating your waist with a little more gentleness. The weave that covers the 8-millimeter links is available in a variety of different colors so you can match your bike or your shirt or your pants or hell, even your helmet. The ABUS padlock, however, only comes in black and gold. 

Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. Though he has a good lock, he tries not to lock his bike on the street here in NYC. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.