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.