The Fidlock concept

A globally unique technology forms the basis for Fidlock’s innovative, user-friendly fastener systems that are revolutionising the market and its conventional solutions. The Fidlock concept combines the advantages of a magnetic fastener with those of mechanical locking functionality.

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Customized MINI TURN

The customized MINI TURN combines simplicity, security and successful design. The choice is yours: turn your individual concepts into a reality and use the MINI TURN to effectively accentuate the design of fasteners on bags, school bags or any other products.

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Fastener waterproof bag

Fastener waterproof bag

Ortlieb promises Made in Germany quality for all its high-quality outdoor equipment – for every requirement, in all weathers, whatever the terrain. For cyclists, the manufacturer provides flexible and sophisticated bags and pannier systems for longer trips, the city or the ride to work. Ortlieb bags are synonymous with reliability, ease of use and water resistance.

Bought and packed away in no time

Ortlieb has developed the Velo-Shopper from waterproof, abrasion-resistant nylon for those who like to nip out on their bike to do a spot of shopping. The spacious shopping bag has a magnetic snap-fit cover and a capacity of 18 litres. It impresses from start to finish with its stylish design and clever operation: the magnetic fastener, which conceals a specially developed Fidlock MINI TURN, opens easily in next to no time, and closes again just as quickly and simply.

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Fastener for school bag collection

Fastener for school bag collection

McNeill wants children to have fun with their school bag and to enjoy using and carrying it. The company manufacturers superior, high-class school bags that are made in Germany. McNeill is consistent in the implementation of its concept, which comprises trendy designs, ergonomics, high carrying comfort and safety – right down to the school bag fastener customised by Fidlock.

Adapted to the children’s requirements

McNeill adapts its products to the requirements of the children. The school bag expert places special focus on the functional and anatomically designed fit of the school bags. For example, the ERGO Light 912 series with high-tech light-weight design combines the latest motifs with an ergonomic carrying system. Well thought-out configuration guarantees the distribution of weight close to the child’s back, in line with the orthopaedic recommendation. Another typical feature of McNeill bags is the double retroreflective strips that increase safety when it is dark outside.

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School bags and their fasteners are put to the test by Stiftung Warentest

School bags and their fasteners are put to the test by Stiftung Warentest

School bags must meet a whole range of criteria to survive everyday school life: stability and how easily the bag can be closed, packed and stored also play a decisive role in addition to ergonomic wearing characteristics and a high degree of safety through the use of bright, reflective materials that can be easily seen by motorists, for example. When it comes to ease of handling, more and more high-quality school bag manufacturers rely on fastener solutions with single-hand operation from Fidlock to make it as easy as possible for the schoolchildren to open and close their bags without compromising on the security of the fastener. Fidlock fasteners – such as the MINI TURN featured on Sammies school bags – can act as a central product feature with the corresponding manufacturer branding.

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Fasteners for bag collection of Y3

Fasteners for bag collection of Y3

The Y-3 Lux Messenger is a sporty yet sophisticated bag from the Y-3 men’s collection. As with all bags from the luxury Y-3 Lux series, it features materials manufactured to a high standard of quality: the attractive outer design is dominated by Italian leather, whereas the bag interior is characterised by robust fabric and intelligent compartments.

Highest workmanship and comfort standards

The Y-3 Lux series meets all the requirements for a sophisticated, sporty and high-quality bag collection and is designed for use in a variety of applications, ranging from rucksack, business to travelling bag. Developed for use in day-to-day business, the Y-3 Lux Messenger features, for example, a well-padded laptop compartment and corresponding interior compartments for the safe stowage of accessories and documents. The fastener system based on the Fidlock principle guarantees increased security and ease of use.

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new bag fastener SNAP pull

NEW: Fastener SNAP pull – secure, invisible and convenient

Pull follows push: with the SNAP pull, which was presented for the first time at the Winter ISPO 2013, Fidlock is introducing the latest addition to the SNAP product family. Like all SNAP fasteners, the SNAP pull is based on the proven Fidlock Principle, that combines the benefits of a magnetic fastener with a stable mechanical locking functionality and so offers a high degree of added value: operation with one hand, virtually automatic closing procedure and secure locking. The special feature of the SNAP pull: simply “pull” to open.

In addition to its highly convincing fastening characteristics, the SNAP pull is presented with the “invisible look”, meaning that SNAP pull fasteners can be integrated almost invisibly into the customer’s product (e.g. bags). Designers therefore benefit from greater design freedom: for example, in designing bags and school bags with an “invisible” fastener on the bag flap. By attaching a logo plate, the SNAP pull can be easily riveted on the reverse side.

As with all Fidlock fasteners, the SNAP pull can also be customised to suit individual requirements and thereby perfectly match the customer’s brand and the design of the product.

Fidlock presented the latest addition to the SNAP product family for the first time at the Winter ISPO 2013.

For more information please visit: www.fidlock.com/en/fasteners/snap-pull.html

Fidlock at ISPO MUNICH 2013

Between 3 and 6 February 2013, Fidlock will be presenting its current portfolio of fastener solutions at ISPO MUNICH at stand 613 in hall B6. The around 80,000 visitors to the leading international trade fair for the sports industry can look forward to a comprehensive offering of sporting goods, athletic shoes and fashionable sportswear presented by around 2,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries. And the range of application possibilities for the innovative Fidlock fasteners is just as extensive:

they can be used to close helmets, bags, rucksacks and shoes, or used on items of clothing or to attach and adjust sport accessories on tents, boats and bicycles – the multi-award-winning fastener technology based on the Fidlock principle delivers high-performance solutions for all areas and also boasts an attractive, individual design, a high degree of safety and simple, one-hand operation.

Pull follows push: following on from the successful launch of the SNAP push fastener solution, which generated great interest last year thanks to its easy opening principle with a single “push” that still ensures secure closure, Fidlock will be revealing the new SNAP pull product family for the first time at this year’s ISPO. The special feature: the pull fasteners can be opened easily with a simple “pull” and can be applied “invisibly”. This not only gives designers added value in terms of functionality, but also more flexibility in the design of the product and placement of the logo thanks to the “invisible look”.

Furthermore, Fidlock will also be showcasing some new additions to the SNAP push series, such as the design highlight SNAP push glossy, a high-quality polycarbonate fastener designed for 20 mm wide fastener straps with a sophisticated, glossy surface and rounded edges. Last but not least, the showcase will also include two new fasteners that are particularly flat: the SNAP buckle flat 30 and 40 are perfectly suited as belt fasteners, for example.

In Munich, Fidlock will also be demonstrating further application areas for the tried-and-tested fastener technologies with examples from a range of different sports.

Interested trade visitors are welcome to contact info@fidlock.com in advance to arrange an appointment.

You can find more information at: www.fidlock.com/en/fasteners/snap-push.html

Fidlock supports the “City Helmet” project with its fastener solution

Fidlock supports the “City Helmet” project with its fastener solution

Together with the partners Abus and pars pro toto, Bundesverband Kinderneurologie-Hilfe e.V. is promoting cycling safety within the framework of the “City Helmet” project.

Head injuries remain the number one cause of death when children and adolescents are involved in cycling accidents. The rate of injury increases dramatically as children enter adolescence, whereas the proportion of helmet wearers decreases in parallel – only 11 percent of adolescents above the age of 14 wear a helmet because it is perceived as “uncool”. Scientific studies show that wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head and brain injury by 69 percent. In light of these statistics, the “City Helmet” project was called into being as a preventative project to encourage young cyclists to wear a helmet voluntarily and thereby increase the protection for their heads.

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Fastener for iPad case – from case to workstation

CircDisCover from Bagjack is much more than just a safe case for an Apple iPad or any other multitouch tablet PC: CircDisCover is an iPad case and workstation in one. It features a strap system with a sophisticated interior that, when adjusted accordingly, enables users to work on the tablet using both hands even while on their feet.

Innovative carrying system and fasteners

The Berlin-based bag specialist, Bagjack, not only fitted out the CircDisCover case with its tried-and-tested three-point strap system, but also applied the CircDisc system: thanks to this combination, in just a few intuitive steps the case can be adjusted into one of nine different carrying options and transformed into a mobile workstation. This means that the iPad can be used horizontally or vertically with both hands, for example, even if the user is standing.

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