Modular System by Fidlock

Modular System by Fidlock

We already introduced our newest development to you: The Fidlock magnetic bicycle bottle holder and water bottle. As with all Fidlock products this attachment wasn’t designed solely for one purpose. Building on the mechanics of the bicycle water bottle holder our development team has designed a modular system with which one can not only attache the water bottle to the bike, but also a bottle to a bag, a bag to a bike or a bag to another bag. Fidlock knows no boundries when it comes to modular systems, if something needs an attachment, then an attachment shall be made!


magnetic closures for bags - Zirkeltraining

Zirkeltraining: Magnetic closures for bags made from leather taken from sports equipment and from gymnastics mats

Bags from Zirkeltraining are unique – each and every piece is a one-off with its own story to tell. Manufactured from recycled leather taken from sports equipment and gymnastics mats, and enriched with functional details such as the Fidlock magnetic closures for bags, the limited-edition bags and accessories have a stylish, retro-chic look, while at the same time making you break out in a sweat with memories of circuit training (known as Zirkeltraining in German) during school sports – from the box to the vaulting horse, bars, and mat. Since 2007, the Zirkeltraining brand has won many design awards and has succeeded in generating enthusiasm for its products among users who have high demands in terms of design and quality, rather than simply among sports fans. The idea for the innovative bags from Zirkeltraining developed spontaneously when the retailer Bernd Dörr discovered a pile of old gymnastics mats and some discarded gymnastics equipment in a backyard. These came from a company that repaired sports hall equipment and that had just moved into the premises. When asked, the company was happy to hand them over instead of throwing them out with the bulky waste collection. Inspired by the high-quality leather that showed completely individual signs of wear due to decades of use in gymnastics classes, the idea of making something from this equipment came into being.


fastener for strollers diaper bag baby carrier

Fidlock fastener for children’s strollers, diaper bags, etc.

Highly functional, easy to operate and extremely useful – this is how most users find their first experience of a Fidlock fastener. The advantages of the magnetic and mechanical fasteners are immediately apparent, particularly in areas of use where convenient one-handed operation and safety are vital. This “simplicity” is based on many years of development work and numerous patents for the Fidlock concept, which forms the basis for a wide-ranging portfolio of fastener solutions, including many fasteners that reveal their full strengths when used on equipment for babies and children. That means wherever simple operation and safety are of primary importance. These applications include, for example, strollers, bike trailers, baby carriers, high chairs, diaper bags, and many more.


pannier buckles at Mainstream MSX

Mainstream-MSX uses innovative pannier buckles

At Mainstream-MSX, performance lies in the smallest of details. It quickly becomes clear that MSX is serious about its goal of offering products that combine sophisticated design with functional components that are intelligent, innovative, and efficient. Mainstream-MSX uses top high-tech materials to ensure that its products have a genuine added value – for users that demand elaborate, waterproof handlebar bags with high-performance technology, with an equally high demand in terms of design and aesthetics. In collaboration with Fidlock, Mainstream-MSX has achieved a buckle solution based on SNAP technology for its waterproof CLS 55 MX handlebar bag that outshines all other conventional pannier buckles.


Quick release buckle for camera backpack

Easy access to camera equipment is essential for taking snapshots – safe camera use is important for protecting expensive equipment. MindShift Gear has therefore created the Rotation 180° backpacks for camera equipment. We have already introduced a backpack for camera equipment by MindShift Gear with quick-release buckle based on the SLIDER 25 plastic shield. Now let’s take a closer look at the innovative Rotation 180° technology with the product video from MindShift Gear: Every backpack for camera equipment from the Rotation 180° range enables the fast and safe rotation of the camera in the hip bag from the back to the stomach. The quick release buckle is unclipped with one hand and the bag instantly rotated out of the lower section to the front of the body. Unclipping the quick release buckle and taking a photograph can be done in seconds. See for yourself how the MindShift Gear backpack for camera equipment with Rotation 180° technology and Fidlock quick release buckle helps photographers to safely transport their equipment and take snaphshots.

Bag fasteners on these messenger have so many benefits…

In this product video of the Timbuk2 Especial Cycling messenger bag they demonstrate a number of impressive improvements in comparison to its predecessors and other bags. For example, the Timbuk2 Especial Cycling messenger bag features improved, high quality material, excellent ventilation, plenty of pockets, it is waterproof, and it is also fitted with quickly adjustable straps as well as the one of the best magnetic-mechanical bag fasteners. When it comes to bag fasteners, the new and improved Timbuk2 messenger bag uses the SNAP buckle from Fidlock. As a result, this king of all bag fasteners shuts completely by itself, it is easy to slide open from the side, and at the same time, it can always be conveniently operated with one hand.

Timbuk2 Messenger bag

Magnetic-mechanical fasteners for bags – Timbuk2 messenger bag

Timbuk2 bags enjoy cult status because the manufacturer in San Francisco fully understood the needs of his customers at the end of the 1990s, namely bike couriers, and tailored his first bags perfectly for the market: conscious design with high quality and functionality together with well thought-out details. Even today, Timbuk2 understands how important it is to look after this cult status, keep an eye on trends and set new standards. Messenger bags are the flagship product of the brand and Timbuk2 offers these in different variants for the most varied requirements, such as the Especial Cycling messenger bag for die-hard cyclists or urban commuters. The feature list of this top product is extensive: in a nutshell, the messenger bag is robust and waterproof, reliable and comfortable to use.

The manufacturer also placed high demands on the fasteners for bags of Timbuk2, so that they underline the product concept perfectly and provide customers with added safety and wearer comfort: this is why the fasteners for bags on the messenger bag use a SNAP buckle 20. It closes magnetically as if by itself and can easily be opened by sliding at the side with one hand, even with gloves on. This ensures that the other hand is free for your own safety or for any other actions, whether on or off the bike.

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bag fastener at Oxmox Messenger bag

Messenger bag with Fidlock bag fastener

Anyone who puts their hand on the touch-it messenger bag from Oxmox for the first time will get an extraordinary surprise because, as if by magic, the messenger bag changes color from dark gray to light gray when it is touched. We’ll let you in on the secret: the bag flap is made of thermochromic material, meaning that it reacts to heat. The magic of the Oxmox touch-it messenger bag  extends to the bag fastener. What better choice could there be than a Fidlock fastener, which conceals itself invisibly under the messenger bag flap and closes magically – magnetically. Although it has nothing to do with magic and is all down to the Fidlock concept, the SNAP pull bag fastener is just as surprising. It can also be opened conveniently using the pull strap. In a nutshell: Oxmox creates the perfect touch effect and Fidlock provides the ideal pull effect.

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quick release fasteners for camera equipment backpacks

MindShift Gear camera equipment backpacks with magnetic fasteners

Taking photos in the blink of an eye – this is what was important for the product designers at MindShift Gear during the development of the Rotation 180°  camera equipment backpack . The result is revolutionary and guarantees your snapshots: whereas camera equipment backpacks or bags usually have to be taken off in order to get to your camera equipment, in this case, the hip bag, which is safely stored in the lower section of the backpack, can be rotated to allow access to your camera and lens in the blink of an eye. Just slide open the SLIDER 25 plastic shield quick release fastener and pull the hip bag out of its base in the camera equipment backpack round to the front of your body: open, take out the camera, shoot.

Whether during transport or during rotation – the equipment remains safely stored and is prevented from falling out. The intuitive use of the MindShift Gear camera equipment backpacks, or rather the quick release fastener, is both a crucial characteristic of the product and a fundamental component when seconds really do matter. Here, the SLIDER 25 plastic shield from Fidlock is used, which fixes the hip bag securely under the camera equipment  backpack and releases it for quick access in the blink of an eye by sliding open to the side – even if you only have one free hand and are wearing gloves.

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Altego: Backpack buckles in the speed test

Who is one step ahead in the speed test? This is what the bag designers for the US brand Altego wanted to find out for themselves in the ultimate functional test of backpack buckles. After all, these play a significant role in quick and easy handling and safe storage. So, which backpack buckles make opening and closing quicker?!

The setting: Two users, each with a backpack from their own collection.The rivals: A common side-squeeze buckle against the magnetic-mechanic backpack buckles from Fidlock, the SNAP buckle 20. The result: A clear verdict – the Polygon backpack with SNAP buckle 20 backpack buckle beats the Channel Stitched with a common side-squeeze buckle hands down.