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Top notch lock
on 14 February 2012
Combination locks are great for travel (backpacking) because you don't have to carry around a key with you. They do tend to have a number of drawbacks, though: some can be 'picked' because you can feel when each wheel is in the right place; others are just plain flimsy; and most suffer from only having 3 dials, meaning a thief would only have to go through an absolute max of 1,000 combinations to open it (more likely about 500) which they could achieve in a few minutes.
This lock is great because it is very solid, appears to be unpickable, and its four dials make the maximum combinations 10x greater than with a three-dial lock.
Okay, so this is not going to resist someone with a pair of boltcutters or other brute-force instrument, and ultimately if someone really wants to get into your luggage, and you allow them the opportunity, they will do. But I'm very happy with this product and will definitely buy another if and when I need one.