North Face sneakers with magnetic buckle

North Face sneakers with magnetic buckle

The North Face Korea has brought out an innovative pair of sneakers featuring the Fidlock magnetic buckle –  HOOK Rope. These brand new sneakers without laces are not only stylish but practical too. The magnetic buckle is easily snapped into place, and thanks to the flexible rope can easily be adjusted to fit your foot.  The lightweight, durable material make the north face sneakers very comfortable and flexible. These North Face sneakers have gotten rid of unsightly velcro and annoying shoelaces and given consumers something new, fresh, and innovative: Sneakers with a magnetic buckle! Customers are always in for a great surprise when the patented Fidlock Concept is paired with excellent, innovative design.

New magnetic fasteners - very sturdy for more safety

The HOOK family receives new innovative magnetic fasteners

Since the launch of the safe and extremely resilient HOOK magnetic fasteners last year, Fidlock hat continuously expanded the product family. Following the first four successful forerunners that have generated great interest among producers of sport and safety equipment there are seven new magnetic fasteners. The portfolio of these HOOK fasteners are taking on new dimensions and offer many more solutions based on the tried and tested HOOK principle, including applications for bags, backpacks, helmets, outdoor equipment, baby equipment and much more. The new magnetic buckles in this family are: HOOK 20 helmet buckle, HOOK rope, HOOK 25 alu, HOOK 25 rivet, HOOK 40 belt, HOOK 40 adjuster and HOOK reverse.

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Getting out and about with children, actively and safely

Getting out and about with children, actively and safely

When they have children, sporty couples in particular may wonder how it is possible to stay active without it having a negative impact on their offspring.

People who enjoy cycling, hiking or regular jogging are therefore prepared to invest in convenient and safe equipment and equipment attachments for their next outdoor adventure with their baby or child. For many families, being active with their child is extremely important. Hiking with children is particularly popular, as both the little ones and their parents enjoy the movement in the fresh air and the experience of being in the mountains. However, cycling trips also give children in bike trailers great pleasure before they later climb onto a bike themselves.

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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.

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Secure buckles for baby equipment and innovative baby items

Secure buckles for baby equipment and innovative baby items

New parents face a huge number of challenges, from responsibilities relating to their child right through to everyday tasks where they normally use both hands – which now have to be managed with a child in tow. It often takes a while before everything can run smoothly. In these situations, all parents tend to wish at one point or another that they had a third hand. A great deal of things would be so much easier to accomplish, especially with small children around – one hand for the child, the other two for everything else.

As the dream of a third hand is out of reach, and it is not possible to manage everything with just one hand, parents need solutions such as buckles that can be operated with one hand to tackle this problem. Helpful baby equipment is therefore necessary that can make everyday tasks easier for adults – whether it’s strapping children into the car seat, putting on the baby carrier, or opening the diaper bag.

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3-point lock - the 3-point buckle from Fidlock

The first 3-point buckle for simple operation with one hand

The latest Fidlock buckle will make many a heart beat faster: it is not only parents who never seem to have enough free hands when strapping in their child. On the one hand, closing 3-point buckles with just one hand is almost impossible; on the other, you often have difficulties even with two hands. The 3-point lock from Fidlock now provides help for this lack of convenience; it is as easy as child’s play to close it and parents can open it up easily again.

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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.

further information: www.fidlock.com/en/applications/mindshift-gear-fasteners-for-bags

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.

SNAP fasteners on the HackShield backpack:Protecting your privacy

The HackShield backpack offers maximum security whilst on the move and prevents digital attacks on laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even wallets. Items are well protected against physical damage and a material that blocks radio frequencies securely shields electronics. As a result, unwanted tracking of or spying on data is a thing of the past. The Anti-Theft System with SNAP fasteners from Fidlock offers additional protection against unwanted hands finding their way into your bag. The fastener, which combines a SNAP female part and a SNAP male part, clicks securely into place and prevents thieves from opening the backpack quickly.

Melon Helmets with Fidlock helmet buckle

SNAP Helmet buckle for the Melon Helmets

The Urban Active bicycle and roller-sport helmets from the young Melon Helmets brand are the perfect mix of retro design and high technology. The powerful combination of comfort, user-friendliness and safety is setting new standards. Their trademark characteristics include their low weight from 260 grams – their ingenious ventilation system designed for cool heads and to stop the wearer no sweating, and the Fidlock SNAP helmet buckle. The self-closing buckle can be released with just one hand – even with gloves or wet fingers. The Melon Urban Active received the Red Dot Design Award for the winning overall concept which inspired it.

further information: www.fidlock.com/en/applications/melon-helmets