Steelcore Luggage Locking Strap (Single Strap)

Our Steelcore Locking Strap protects your bag from would-be thieves. It locks the bag to the bike and locks the roll-top closed with a single strap, providing peace of mind when your bike is unattended for a short period, for example at border crossings.

Steelcore Locking Straps are made from Steel Encased Webbing  heavy duty webbing wrapped around a braided steel cable  which is significantly harder to clip than steel cable alone. They feature a locking aluminum cam buckle which can be tightened but not loosened, so you can cinch the strap tight around your bag.

As with all security systems, the Locking Strap is intended as a deterrent. A determined thief with the right tools and enough time will eventually get in. The Locking Strap simply makes their job more difficult.  

The Locking Strap is available in two lengths: 4.5' and 6'. Choose the correct length and number of straps for your luggage system below. Please refer to the 'Videos' tab above for mounting instructions. Note that your order may use varying key codes.

If you have previously purchased a Steelcore strap from us and would like to purchase another that will work with your existing keys please contact us at before purchasing.

- Backcountry 25/35L Pannier Kit: Two 4.5' Straps

- Backcountry 30/40L Duffle: One 6' Strap

- Scout 25L Pannier Kit: Two 4.5' Straps

- Scout 25/60L Duffle: One 4.5' Strap

- Reckless 80: Four 4.5' Straps (two for center duffle, one for each side bag)

- Reckless 40: Three 4.5' Straps (One for center duffle, one for each side bag. Note that the side bags on the R40 do not lock as securely as on the R80 because of the narrower width of the legs.)

- Other Assorted Drybags: One 4.5' Strap 

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Product Specs
  • Length: 4.5' & 6' lengths
  • Construction + Materials
  • Braided steel cable inside of heavy duty webbing is harder to cut than cable alone
  • Locks bags to the bike, and also locks them closed
  • Customer Reviews

    Based on 47 reviews
    Never Disappointed

    Thanks for the quick turnaround on getting me a pair of the Steel Core locking straps. Great quality, like all your stuff. I’m just worried that i may have a bit of a “sticker” problem now...

    Steelcore locking luggage strap

    Whereas I know the strap could be defeated with enough time and the right tool, this does give me a piece of mind that some opportunistic thief might be dissuaded from casually relieving me of some gear when walking by.

    correa de bloqueo de equipaje Steelcore

    Las correas están bien, pero hubiera sido ideal una única llave para las tres correas.Por lo demás todo perfecto

    Secure as you can get with your soft luggage

    I bought these straps when I bought my Backcountry panniers. Because I could remove the panniers overnight, and don't really leave the bike unattended for very long during the day, I never used the straps on my trip. But last year while using my hard luggage, I added a BlackDog plate in place of the pillion seat, and wove the straps through the plate to secure a 70L dry bag. I would place the bag on the plate, run the strap though the buckle and close, then cinch tight. Lock the buckle, done.

    I had always used Rok Straps before which I think hold well, but obviously there isn't any security with them. So using these straps with the steel cable I felt like I was adding a level of deterrent to my bag, but I was concerned on how the bag would stay put with off road vibrations which the Rok Straps do very well. My dry bag was packed pretty full which probably helped, but I was very pleased that the bag stayed put and never needed to be re-cinched or have any other form of restraint. This includes one stretch where my tool roll (heavy!) was laying over the side of the bike but the straps were still holding the bag in place.

    Of course these straps don't make a difference, and none do, if someone is going to run a knife through your dry bag. Keep some perspective as to what they are and what any strap can do in this circumstance, but I think you will like how they perform.

    Steelcore licking straps

    Bought these to secure my Mosko Moto soft panniers. They were perfect for the job. I took an extended trip through Las Vegas to Phoenix, on way to the Apache trail, and always felt secure and safe leaving the bike. They’re easy to use and take just seconds to open to gain access to the bag. I highly recommend them for securing any soft bags.

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