Best Combination Locks

School lockers, bicycle cables, luggage, backyard gates…these are just a few places you've likely seen or used a combination lock. Combination locks have been around for decades (if not longer) for securing valuables. They offer the convenience and simplicity of not having to carry around or worry about losing keys to open them, thanks to their integrated tumbler mechanisms that allow you to set your own combination (usually three or four digits), which makes them difficult to crack open to all but the combination holder. So regardless of what you want to keep secure, a combination lock is a safe bet for keeping personal belongings and valuables safe. We reviewed a handful of some of the options on the market, which have different features and designs. Check out some of the best we could find.
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Most Compact

Desired Tools Padlock - 4 Digit Combination Lock

Keep Your Locker Secure

Designed for gym, school, and storage unit lockers, this four-digit combination padlock allows you to choose and set your own combo out of 10,000 possibilities to keep valuables secure.

What We Liked

Available in black, blue, green, red, and silver shells, this four-digit combination lock is small but mighty. It was designed with lockers in mind, whether that's your kid's locker at school, the locker room at your gym, or your storage space. At only 3.25 inches long, it's equally suitable for use as a luggage lock or a variety of other smaller applications. With 10,000 possible combinations, you can rest assured that your custom four-digit code is nearly impossible to crack. Get it here. 

Most Durable

Master Lock 178D Set Your Own Combination Lock

Protect Your Yard & Valuables

Perfect for use as a gate lock to deter thieves from getting into the yard, this four-digit combination lock offers a hardened steel shackle with quality cut-resistance and weather-resistance.

What We Liked

The combination dial on this Master Lock combination lock sits underneath the padlock. While that might seem like a bit of a hassle, it actually adds to the lock's overall security by keeping the code hidden from prying eyes. A slight indentation on the back of the lock ensures that it doesn't sit completely flush against flat objects, allowing you to pull the lock toward you to enter the combination without having to hunch over. It's made of hardened steel that's been rated to have 'good' cut-resistance and weather-resistance. Don't expect it to be the most powerful lock in the world, but for sheds, gates, gym lockers, and school lockers, it's a suitable security tool. Buy it now. 

Most Creative

Master Lock 1535DWD Locker Lock

Like Scrabble for Your Security!

This indoor lock designed for locker use comes in four colors and allows you to choose your own four-letter word as the combination (number combo also available).

What We Liked

Perfect for gym lockers, school lockers, storage units, and cabinets, this compact lock features a hardened steel shackle with anti-shim protection and a sturdy, metal body. Keyless convenience comes in the form of a four-digit combination in the form of letters, not numbers. Buy it here. 

Most User-Friendly

Master Lock 646T Set Your Own Combination Luggage Lock

Lock Your Luggage

Specifically designed as luggage or backpack locks, this two-pack of keyless locks features a simple, set-your-own, three-digit combination and hardened steel construction that will stand up to the rigors of baggage claim.

What We Liked

In an ideal world, no one will ever try to break into your luggage when you're traveling. But what's seemingly inevitable is that the baggage handlers at the airport may treat your bags like a game of kick the can. Quite often, that can lead to poorly made locks cracking and breaking from so much bouncing around. This Master Lock luggage lock is designed to prevent that from happening, so when you get back to your hotel room your lock and luggage are both still intact. Get it now. 

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