Kryptonite Retractable Cable Lock
Simple and effective for the price
Simple concept and works well. Long enough to lock in several locations on the bike and could probably lock up jacket and/or bag along with the helmet if you have to. I wouldn't restrict it to just locking up helmet. But with such a thin steel cable, don't assume that it'd work against a dedicated thief with simple tools.
October 9, 2014
This lock met my need perfectly! I wanted a retractable cable lock and this lock provided that at a relatively low cost, works great, and comes with a small light that can be detached and used separately for finding the key you just dropped while trying to get on on your motorcycle in the dark.
The large-ish size has been mentioned by several reviewers, which was good to know going into the product. After using it for a while I saw that the size didn't inhibit my use of the lock at all. It always fits into some pocket or the other and then secures my helmet or my gear when I need it.
September 15, 2014
Weak, thin cable - easily cut, lost my helmet because of this
I bought this lock a few weeks ago, thinking I could use it to secure my helmet on my motorcycle while I'm parked.
It didn't last long.
Came back to my bike with this lock's cable cut and my helmet stolen.
Do NOT purchase this, it is not secure enough.
September 15, 2014
A light on a lock... INGENIOUS!!!!
So great I bought two!!! Locks up just about anything you can wrap the cable around. I use it for my bike cover and to secure light objects left on my bike while I'm away from it. The fact that this lock has a light makes it so awesome. I never have to kick myself for not bringing a flashlight when I need to lock up or remove my cover at night. Third shift bikers you need this lock!!!
Only gripes I have are that the tumblers are plastic, makes it feel a little cheap. Second that the body is kinda large, think of storage garage padlock and you are close to the size.
August 3, 2014
simple, easy, convenient
I saw another rider in our group use something like this to secure his jacket and helmet to the bike while we had supper. I thought it was a good idea. It fits in a jacket pocket. The combination is easily changed without any special external devices. The cable is long enough to secure a helmet and jacket. Inexpensive and light enough to carry which means it is usable. Yes, the cable is small and could be cut with a medium size cable cutter. Keeps honest people honest and slows down the others.
Would certainly recommend this product. I bought 2.
July 31, 2014
Good little lock. Easily fits in backpack or jacket pocket. Easy to set-up and use. My only fear... the diameter of the cable and the ease of cutting. I use it to lock up my helmet to my bike and so far it has been very reliable
July 29, 2014
Does the job
This lock is pretty big, about the size of my palm. But, it does the job. The cable is long enough for me to put it through an arm of my jacket, through my helmet, and around a bar on my bike. The combo is easy to set, and the attached light is a handy feature. The cable is thin but still a good deterrent. The size of it keeps me from a resounding recommendation, but if you would put this in a bag while riding that won't be a concern.
July 21, 2014
I bought this so I could have a compact lock for my helmet and jacket and it works great. I wish the cable was a little longer but the size is compact and works great.
July 7, 2014