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Red Oxx Cable Locks keep your bags secured. Only $1.00. Pictured open and closed.

Cable Lock $1.00

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Simple solution.
To a complex problem.

Try a Luggage Cable Lock and you'll never have to remember a combination or carry a key with you again.

How's that? All of our bags come with a Dog Tag that's attached using a wire cable. Simply unscrew the wire cable at the knurled thumbscrew, slip the cable through the base holes on the closed zipper tabs on your bag, screw it back together and voila, a deceptively simple lock that looks permanent (see additional image in Photos & Videos in menu at left). Any single zipper pockets can also be secured with the cable by pulling it through the nylon pull tab (loop) located on the bag at each end of the zipper and through the hole in the base of the zipper tab.

In fact, many of our customers use a wire cutter to remove the tags, when all you have to do is unscrew it. Now understand, a determined thief can put their fingers a little way into your bag despite the Cable Lock, but the idea is to slow them or fluster them such that the lock will deter them.

If checking your bag, the cables keep it from accidentally zipping open. And for a dollar, that's low cost piece of mind. The 1 mil diameter twisted stainless steel cable has a tensile strength of 36 lbs. Cable Lock is 6" long with knurled thumbscrew.
Made for Red Oxx by BallChain Corporation.
Lifetime Warranty.

Said satisfied customer Charles, "This accessory came with my Sky Train a couple of years ago. I have bought "look-alikes" but none has lasted as long as the original Red Oxx did, still using it today!"

Buy two or more Cable Locks, you'll always find a use for more than one!

UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.

Red Oxx will adjust your shipping costs for Cable Locks down before we bill your credit card. Since UPS in our cart checkout will only calculate one pound and above, the shipping shown is disproportionately high compared to actual shipping cost. Shipping will be $5.85 using a USPS Priority flat rate box inside the US, outside of the US, shipping costs can go up quite significantly, perhaps $18.00 or more. This shipping cost is the same for just one Cable Lock, on up to what will fit into a flat rate box.

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4.31 Average Rating
 (42 Reviews)

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 Cable lock
By Tim Scarff, Fayetteville, GA, January 9, 2014

An almost unique product, at a fair price. Very well made, with myriad uses. Can be cabled together for extended length.
 Geocaching accessory
By Anonymous, , December 6, 2013

I use these cables to attach trackable travel bug tags to items I place in geocaches. Don't have to worry about the tag separating from the trinket.
 Quick non-lock
By Luis, Texas, October 24, 2013

Even though not a lock, gives the appearance of being a lock and keeps zippers from separating. Extremely handy.
 Great but..
By Joshua Weller, Australia, May 16, 2013

These are Great BUT.

When Buying Red oxx Products Air Boss, & Travel Basket you get them included so after ordering them I now have too many..
 Wire Cable
By Carmella, NC, February 7, 2013

Nice touch, will last forever.
 Value for money
By Anonymous, Pennsylvania, September 27, 2012

Simple to use deterrent. At this price, we are able to 'secure' all of our checked bag openings.
 Great product
By Mike, Zeigler, IL, August 23, 2012

Great product that is virtually indestructible. I have one of these, along with a dog tag, on my Air Boss, Gator Carry On and Nomad Shaving Kit. As others have point out, these are great for locking zippers, etc.
 Simple and Smart
By JT, Alexandria, VA, August 23, 2012

It's not a lock, just a smart idea to keep zippers zipped during transit, and to divert opportunistic thieves to easier targets. I like it.

Also, I give my kudos to Red Oxx customer service, which responded quicky and helpfully to my questions.
By Dex, San Francisco, June 21, 2012

Great for locking zippers on your bag, also make great key rings. Pick up a few!
 A Clever Idea
By Matt, Tennessee, June 21, 2012

This is a clever idea - it is a cheap but effective way to "lock" your bag without the hassle of a real lock. Also should keep pickpockets out too!
 Plus "One"
By Dennis Hamsher, MN, June 14, 2012

The Perfect addition for use with the REDOXX Metal Dog Tag - safe and secure. Bag Handlers & Thieves worst nightmare !
 Great Stuff
By Scott, Danville, CA, April 30, 2012

These little gadgets are great! Red Oxx is the first place I've seen them since I got a freebie from Virgin Airways years ago. TSA cut that one off my bag, so hopefully they won't cut these. Anyway, I got a half dozen just to be sure!!
 Thanks Red Oxx
By Charlie, Calgary, April 19, 2012

I got one of these with the Air Boss, but lost it. I ordered a couple more with help from the great people at Red Oxx. Very handy for making sure zippers stay together, plus a million other uses.
 Works great
By Anonymous, , April 7, 2012

I use them to loop through the zippers on my camera bag when traveling. It's perfect to stop pickpockets from trying to steal things out of your bags in crowded areas.
 Now even better
By M., Seattle, March 8, 2012

I ordered a few of these before a trip and my co-travelers liked them so much I gave them away and ended up ordering more. The new ones were a part substitution and for a change in life, this was for the better. The new locks are studier and appear to be better made and they do what I need them to.
 Very handy "lock"
By kaliforniagal, Southern California, February 29, 2012

I find these cables to be very handy "locks" for my luggage zippers. It is important to take the time to make sure they are screwed together tightly, and sometimes I start to screw them the wrong direction, but it doesn't take long to realize that and start screwing the other direction. I put the Dog Tag sold by Red Oxx on my cables for double use -- identification and protection. Thanks Red Oxx. For the price, these are a great added protection when traveling.
 Stainless steel
By Anonymous, , February 16, 2012

Very nice, seems durable. Exactly what I expected.
 Neat locks
By Randy, Maryland, February 4, 2012

Neat locks, easy to use.
 Perfection in a small package
By Matthew, Modesto, California, January 26, 2012

I bought a few of these cables figuring to use them for hanging ID tags on bags. And they work perfectly for that use - no more missing luggage tags.

I've found numerous other uses for the cables, including hanging tags in the field, keeping smaller wrenches and other tools toghether and in one location, a handy wrist strap for test equipment to keep my hands free when climbing ladders and one time to keep a muffler from falling off a pump when the mounting bracket failed.

For a buck each, I need to order some more and keep a small supply of them stashed in several locations so I can always grab one when needed.

Thank you Red Oxx.
 What a clever little tool
By Carlton, Ft. Worth, August 16, 2011

This versitile little cable has become ever more useful than originally expected. I have it on my carry-on AirBoss to secure them. I have also began using them on my travel laptop backpack to prevent the oversize laptop from causing the zippers to unzip unexpetedly. They have many uses worth
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  • Twisted 1 mil diameter stainless steel braided cable
  • Length: 6" open
  • Precision cut knurled steel thumbscrew on "lock"
  • Note: Red Oxx makes no claim our Luggage Cable Locks will prevent theft or even pilfering of the contents of your bags.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these TSA approved?
Our Cable Locks are not real locks in the sense they need a key or combination lock. If this is your concern, we recommend you purchase a TSA approved lock.
How strong are these?
The Cable lock has a tensile strength of 36 lbs.
How do I remove these from my bag?
Grasp the cable on one side of the knurl, use the other hand to twist the knurl. If it won't turn, reverse the cable and try again. Remember lefty loosey. The knurl should unscrew by hand without the need of pliers.
Are these theft proof?
The Cable Lock is not designed to be theft proof, but it certainly might flummox someone not familiar with the design long enough for them to move on to the next bag. Or they might simply cut the cable with a bolt cutter as they would with a typical keyed or padlocked cable lock.
Why is the shipping charge so high?
Our UPS Real Time Shipping Cart will not measure weights below one pound. Red Oxx will always adjust the shipping to a lower applicable postage rate before your card is processed and the cables are shipped.
Can you ship USPS?
Yes, Red Oxx will ship USPS upon request. Simply state, "Please ship USPS" in the cart comments during checkout and we will adjust your billing accordingly.