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.

further information: www.fidlock.com/en/applications/timbuk2-bag-fastener

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.

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