Modern leisure equipment continues to evolve into lighter and higher quality variations. Necessary anti-theft devices are continually produced with steel. Most bike locks are rigid, cumbersome and heavy. Tex-lock is an innovative textile-based lock, composed of high-tech materials, making it secure, flexible and lightweight. The cord weighs less than 350 g per metre. Including loops and padlock it is well under a kilogram. Its soft construction prevents scratches and rattling.
Statement of the jury
Tex-lock is not made of steel, but of a special high-tech textile that is secure, yet much lighter and more flexible than steel. This is an interesting approach to a lock, which thanks to its material is less rigid and can thus be much better attached to objects than conventional locks.