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Lock for personal item clipped to carry on

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a lock for my personal item to my carry on? If I leave my luggage at the hotel for early check in, ferry etc I would like to make sure they stay together.

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"Locking your personal item to your carryon"

I hope you'll be taking with you, all your valuables - Passport, money, credit cards, any tickets, prescription meds, phone, IPad - whatever you're bringing.

Even if luggage is clipped together, things can happen...Even if your luggage is locked up in a storage room / closet.

I prefer to err on the side of caution no matter where I am.

Woman or man, find a lightweight daypack / small purse or tote to transfer your personal things.

Or if comfortable, use a money belt ( for under your clothes) to secure / store your monetary valuables, PP, tickets.

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A razor blade, box cutter, or sharp knife will cut through your bags if someone really wants to get in. But if you just want to keep them together, use a carabiner.

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Thanks for all the advice. All valuables will be on me but just want to keep things together.

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2907 posts

Why not just use a carabiner? You can link the bags that way if that makes you feel better. I keep my personal item with me when I leave my bag at the hotel as it has everything that I can't live without.

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1649 posts

Thanks for all the advice. All valuables will be on me but just want to keep things together.

Wonderful.

Yes, carabiners, backpack clips, small bungee cords, or even zip ties < but then you would need to cut them off of course, lol.

Hardware stores or Wal-Mart Camping section is good for carabiners and such. There are also bike cable locks. But, carabiner is the cheapest and easiest way to go.

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Some of the bags I use for my personal item have a "trolley strap" so I can slide it down over the extended handle of my carry-on sized bag. IF you are still looking for a personal item, this is a feature to look for.

Those who have sewing skills (not me, lol) have posted previously about adding a strap across the back of a personal item.

I often leave my carry-on and daypack at my hotel before I can check in but I'm not sure I'd leave it at a ferry. In the hotels I use I know the desk staff are there all the time so am comfortable with that. I do put my valuables (which are few) in my purse before heading out.