Pick of the Day: Folding Combination Bike Lock

This portable (yet super tough) bike lock is perfect for travel or urban use.

What Is It: A bike lock that folds down when not in use.

Why It’s Smart:

• Combination lock means no worrying about losing a key

• 5 mm steel bars provide tough protection

• Steel is covered in a soft coating to prevent scratching your bike’s paint

• The bars, case, links, and parts of the locking system are made from a special hardened steel

• Combination numbers are high-visibility and turn smoothly

• Set your own code

• Simple and quick to use

Where to Buy: Available on abus.com. and Amazon.

(Photo: Bordo)

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

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