We’re delighted to announce not one but two of our products have won the Design & Innovation Award! Both AIRLOK and Z LOK have been awarded the industry’s definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts.
Aside from being a catalyst for future innovations, the Design & Innovation Award brings clarity to consumers, dealers, and industry, offering navigation through what is an ever-more-segmented market flooded with new products and often well-intentioned declarations of new trends.
In association with Tesla, an experienced team of riders, designers and engineers across all sectors of the cycling world put in two weeks of ‘in-field’ or rather up-and-down Kronplatz Mountain testing via Alpine trails, lonely gravel roads and legendary Alpine passes. This rigorous field test, as part of 6000 working hours in total, is focused on “deciphering whether a product embodies genuine innovation or merely shimmers with marketing hype… a task that we doggedly pursue so that ultimately you get a better ride, and that you’re able to work out what equipment and what products are the right ones for your ride.”
Here at Hiplok, we have put design at the heart of our products. We believe that protecting your bike shouldn’t spoil the enjoyment of riding. That’s why we are committed to designing and building innovative, quality security which protects your bike and enhances your ride. Our passion for innovation is matched by our devotion to ensure our bike locks are the most secure for purpose.
The verdict on AIRLOK was that our Secure Bike Hanger is “Surely the most aesthetically pleasing way to secure your bike.” Judges praised the combination of maximum security with our eye-catching design. “…be confident that it’ll be a hard nut for any potential robber to crack. Little needs to be said in terms of its aesthetics: it’s a practical product that will appeal to the design-savvy and safety-conscious (or just work in a living room if your bike is sufficiently good-looking).”
Judges described our Z LOK as “lightweight, affordable and damn practical” and praised the peace of mind given from taking a Z LOK on a ride. “They can relieve a decent portion of stress while you nip into the bar to buy a post-ride beer. With no excuses that they won’t fit in your backpack or jersey pocket…”