If you're traveling with valuables, it's a good idea to keep your luggage locked, no doubt — but you want to make sure the lock you choose won't get hacked off by TSA agents at the airport. That's why frequent travelers stick to the best TSA-approved locks to keep their personal belongings safe.
While TSA reserves the right to cut the lock on any checked baggage they search during the screening process, only using approved locks ensures your luggage stays protected and easy for agents to access with minimal damage. And these aren't just traditional locks with keys we're talking about here, there are options of all different varieties — from combination locks to barrel locks — that offer top-notch security and won't get you into trouble at the airport. Some even have additional benefits like an open alert indicator that notifies you if your bag was, indeed, opened so you can triple-check your belongings later.
Basically, fans of locked luggage, y'all need one of these TSA-approved ones in your jetsetting life. They won't add to your list of travel stressors and will ensure your next getaway is as carefree as possible. While you're at it, why not pick up some of the best luggage tags, too?