Rollover to Zoom

Set of 2 SearchAlert Combination Locks

Item 690533

A lock thieves hate & TSA agents love

TSA agents can open this sturdy lock to inspect your luggage, but thieves will find it difficult. Sold in a set of two, the lock comes in bright colors that make luggage easy to spot. Accepted by the TSA in the United States and HMCE in the United Kingdom. Imported.

Set of 2 SearchAlert™ Combination Locks

2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/2".
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

You May Also Like

Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By Anonymous
Houston, TX
July 28, 2016
"Happy to havw - My old lock's gave out and this one is much better made. It helps to secure and ID my bag. Love the bright color.- I recommend this product."
By lkkelly1
Springfield, Mo.
May 15, 2016
"Great product - Very happy with my luggage locks. Instructions were very clear & easy to follow to reset the code of my choice. Bright colors & quality appears to be excellent. Very happy with purchase.- I recommend this product."
By apacheacres4180
Denver, CO
March 24, 2016
"Great product - These locks are secure & look great. I love the different colors. I've ordered several sets as family members are always taking mine.- I recommend this product."
By nancy-davin
Iowa City, IA
March 18, 2016
"Good locks - I purchased these after misplacing two previous identical locks that I also purchased from TravelSmith. These seemed of slightly lesser quality, but adequate. I feel that I travel securely when using them.- I recommend this product."
By dianes1mail
December 13, 2015
"Toxic material - I was SO excited to get these locks after reading the good reviews. I was reading the package, and in very small print on the back, it said 'the material used to make the lock has been known to cause cancer'... I can't remember exactly what it said, wordI would not recommend this product."
By flspence
September 11, 2015
"Locks need better directions! - Carefully following the directions on the package, they don't work! If we keep these locks, we'll need new directions for setting them. Our old ones had worn away numbers, so these looked much better, but not if we can't set them.I would not recommend this product."
By robt.j.switzer
West Hollywood, California, USA
February 24, 2015
"Excellent TSA Locks - Although I haven't had a chance to use them yet, these locks are easy to set with your own combination, very heavy in weight, and appear well made. They should provide secure protection against theft. The other plus is the little window that changes from- I recommend this product."
By Barbbuglione
Beacon, NY
February 10, 2015
"TSA Locks - I have been using these locks for over 10 years, and my children now take mine so I have purchased some more. Easy to set combination and change combination if needed. Sturdy lock and reliable too- I recommend this product."
By tmlohmann
St. Louis, MO
January 24, 2015
"Lightweight Lock - I purchased these for my mother. They are ok if you are looking for a lightweight lock. I personally like a heavier lock and feel that these could easily be cut off a suitcase.I would not recommend this product."
By sherry_butcher
Rocky Mountains
January 24, 2015
"Concerned about how TS packs things - This item itself is good. Have yet to use it but look forward to it. I continue, however, to consistently be concerned about the inadequate way in which TravelSmith packs my items. I have yet to receive a package, and this was my 7th and 8th shipment, wit- I recommend this product."
By juliannehunt
SF Bay Area
January 19, 2015
"GREAT SECURITY LOCKS - I purchasd the older version of your locks several years ago and loved them, though sometimes had difficulty aligning the numbers. However, when I recently arrived in Rome from SFO I found that TSA had CUT OFF one of the locks, leaving a message attached- I recommend this product."
By daisywilken
December 21, 2014
"locks - I liked the choice of colors but got the yellow, because I like something to stand out. I always lock my luggage and this makes me feel safe because TSA can open if necessary but then can lock it back up. I liked that there were 2 in a package.- I recommend this product."
By evegarriott
Huntsville, AL
June 21, 2014
"Great locks - I use these locks on all my luggage when traveling. Gives me peace of mind. Combinations are easy to set.- I recommend this product."
By rheddirish
Los Angeles
April 30, 2014
"Love the color! - My cousin has purple luggage so these purple combination locks not only worked great but looked great too.- I recommend this product."
By golfkat
Pleasant Hill
April 24, 2014
"Works Well - The true test will be to see how long they keep working, and if they are effective in locking my duffel while on a one month trip where theft is common.- I recommend this product."
By tpmlusa
Holland, MI
February 13, 2014
"Not up to par - I own several SearchAlert combination locks and this was the poorest quality and most difficult to use of any of them. The rotating numbers are exceptionally small and difficult to rotate. After one trip the metal hoop was bent and I needed to straightenI would not recommend this product."
By sasargentine
Pittsburgh, PA
February 10, 2014
"Works fairly well - I gave this a 3 star rating because one of the locks I ordered didn't work. It'll be expensive to return to Travel Smith. Otherwise, the directions were easy to follow in how to set up the numbered password. My bags went to and from Tahiti, through severa- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Northern Virginia
October 17, 2013
"TSA Lock - TSA and the airlines keep failing to reattach my locks to my luggage. I chose this product because it is larger and comes in bright colors that I hope will cause the TSA and airline personnel to remember to reattach the lock!- I recommend this product."
By ca0404s
Chandler, AZ
September 27, 2013
"Excellent locks - select the right color - These locks are excellent. Setting your own combination is simple. Save the instructions in the event you want to change to a different combination. I recommend buying a dark color, since the numerals are difficult to read against the lime color, which is- I recommend this product."
By Lupe1217
July 27, 2013
"Lock worked and kept our valuables safe! - We traveled to Europe and our bags were not tampered with because of the locks. The light remained green on them which meant that TSA agents did not tamper with our luggage. Would recommend to anyone traveling overseas or anyone who has to check in luggag- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 18, 2013
"Secure - This lock was easy to use and was accepted by authorities.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 15, 2013
"Just what I needed - I've had locks cut off suitcases in the past. These were left alone. And the bright pink made my luggage easy to identify!I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Scottsdale AZ
May 07, 2013
"Keep it locked - I lock all my bags when traveling, even my carry-on which I am sometimes required to give up when flying on a small plane. I have never had a TSA problem with these locks, and they are easy to program. The bright colors are an extra clue to identifying my- I recommend this product."
By krmassaro
Garrison, NY
April 05, 2013
"Ease your mind for security - These locks take all the security concerns out of your mind if TSA is going into your bags. There is an indicator to show if the bag was opened. I picked yellow and they are easy to spot on the luggage rack.- I recommend this product."
By rivendell2004
Lexington, Va.
May 24, 2012
"Easy and secure to use. - My bags are easier to spot now with the bright color of my searchAlert lock and with the alert window, I know when to double check the contents of my bag.- I recommend this product."
By mark_giandalia
Torrance, CA
October 07, 2011
"Nice Locks - Bought a pair of these, one for my wife's and my checked baggage. Easy to set the combination. Liked the color dot that tells if your lock was opened by TSA (red-not opened, green-was opened). Will probably buy a few more for backpacks and carry-on bags.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
October 06, 2011
"Well done - Does exactly what it says it does. Well made. Easy to set up and use.- I recommend this product."
By monica.trudell
Madison, WI
December 11, 2010
"One worked great...the other was defective - I bought these because I wanted to secure my bags. The one that worked, worked really well. Easy to open if you have the combo. My bag was checked by TSA and I was able to tell. The second lock in the package is defective and I need to return it.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Port Charlotte, FL
November 11, 2010
"Terrific - Easy to use and can see the numbers to unlock without my reading glasses. Also, insteresting that my since I have used these my luggage has not been searched. I travel frequently and search has been done with almost every trip until I got these locks. Reg- I recommend this product."
By stevemyerson
san francisco ca
October 24, 2010
"unusable and cheap - called the company's customer service guy who tried in vain to help me set the combination. never could do it with either of the two I bought. Maybe they were defective. Real junk. Had to return them.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Southeastern PA
September 24, 2010
"Exactly the right locks - I bought these locks for 3 reasons - 1 - the idea that only TSA could unlock them and I'd know if they did, - 2- that they would help me identify my luggage from among the hundreds of bags spinning past me, and - 3 - the price was right. I'm pleased with- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 05, 2010
By nlv4ever
Orlando, FL
April 09, 2010
"Great Lock - Always had issues reading the numbers on the dial. The black with white lnumbers is easy to read even without my glasses.- I recommend this product."