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  • Global Supply Chain Update

    At A+ Products, we value our role as your supply chain partner and keeping you up to date on current and developing events that could further impact supply chains globally. Global Shipping Crisis Continues The global shipping crisis is poised to continue into the summer, affecting both international cargo and domestic parcel shipping. The port […]

  • Fidlock Helmet Buckles – An Overview

    Helmets are essential devices that help us accomplish various things under varying circumstances. However, they must provide ample protection, comfort, durability, and ease of use for them to deliver their intended purpose. Regardless of whether you need a helmet to stay safe at work or to enjoy leisurely rides on the snowy slopes, there is one particular feature that ensures that your helmet is tightly secured to your head – a premium quality helmet buckle that can be fastened or released without too much hassle.

    If you’ve been looking for a helmet buckle that is strong, durable, and easy to fasten, FIDLOCK has got you covered. Their FIDLOCK helmet buckles fuse magnetic and mechanical fastening concepts to deliver cutting-edge and user-friendly fasteners that can open and close in seconds.

    Cutting-edge Fasteners for All Your Helmets

    When wearing or removing a helmet, it is impossible to see what’s happening below your chin during the buckle’s fastening or release. Fidlock’s revolutionary design is specifically suited to address just this. Fidlock’s use of magnets to guide the components into the right position and mechanically lock them allows easy use even without any visibility. That same technology allows Fidlock’s fasteners to be used on or near the skin without fear of pinching, even when you are in a hurry.

    Since helmets are devices that guarantee protection, their components should be accorded unmatched attention to detail during development. The helmet buckles from FIDLOCK are carefully engineered in Germany to deliver the absolute best experience and offer unparalleled safety to the user. Fidlock is the leader in fastener innovation and excellent user experiences, allowing any brand to instantly elevate their products.

    Differences Between Fidlock's SNAP Helmet Buckles & SNAP Buckles

    Although FIDLOCK’s Snap helmet buckles and Snap buckles may look similar, they have some significant differences and are intended for different products. The Fidlock SNAP buckles are conventional fasteners for diverse applications such as bags, chest straps, apparel, and accessories. In comparison, the SNAP Helmet buckles are designed explicitly for helmets, from sports to safety and everywhere in between. But what makes them so different? It’s the materials. Fidlock uses Nylon for the SNAP buckle but uses high-performance materials like Durethan or Grivory in the SNAP Helmet buckles for increased safety and durability.

    Fidlock's Helmet Buckle Range Overview

    Want to see an overview of Fidlock’s full range of Helmet Buckles, including possible safety standards, fittings, and webbing options? Click the button below!

    Range of Fidlock Helmet Buckles and Their Applications

    Fidlock offers an extensive portfolio of fasteners that can be used on a wide range of helmets. However, they understand that helmets for different applications come with distinct requirements regarding ergonomics, safety, design, and function. As such, they deliver a vast array of fasteners to meet the unique needs of any helmet.

    Apart from their signature SNAP Helmet buckles, they offer several variants from their HOOK product family. Fidlock has a Helmet buckle that can be used in various fields ranging from sports to safety and more, including:

    • – Outdoor activities such as watersports, cycling, climbing, motorcycling, and equestrian activities
    • – Wintersports such as snowboarding, skiing, snowmobile riding, and ice hockey
    • – Professional Safety such as firefighters, construction, and manufacturing employees where head protection is essential.

    Fidlock can also customize their helmet buckles with colors and individual branding to resonate with their intended use or end-user.

    Safety Standards, Testing & Suitable Applications

    All of Fidlock’s helmet buckles have passed rigorous drop and pull testing to ensure they meet the minimum standards below:

    Europe – EN 1078: 60cm + 4kg 65kg
    Australia + New Zealand– ASNZS 2063: 25cm + 10kg / 30h in water 70kg
    SNAP buckle only 55kg

    *PLEASE NOTE: The complete helmet is required to meet safety standards and must be tested by the manufacturer accordingly. Fidlock can only give estimate on which fasteners could meet the standards for your application. That also means that the above standards aren’t the only ones Fidlock’s magnetic buckles can meet, such as DIN EN 12492 for climbing.

  • The Importance of Packaging Design

    If you saw a red and white can of soda on the table, you wouldn’t need to think about what you were seeing. You would know immediately. That’s the whole idea behind getting the perfect packaging. The packaging on your product says a lot. The packaging is how people find you, relate to you, and […]

  • Port Delays Add to Supply Chain Stresses this Chinese New Year

    Port Congestion Logistics have become of central importance to businesses around the world. For better or worse, China has become one of the most critical players in the modern market. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California are among the busiest in the world. That also means that they happen to be some […]

  • Chinese New Year 2021: Plan Early

    cny 2021 late start Chinese New Year starts late this year, Feb. 11-17th, but with all the other issues currently affecting supply chains it is critically important to start planning early this year. plan early it’s essential With everything going on this year it’s best to start planning early for this year’s Chinese New Year […]

  • Coronavirus Update: Additional PPE Components Sourced

    still doing our part As we stated in our last update, we’ve heard our customers call for PPE components and we continue to answer that call and are fully engaged in sourcing as many needed components as possible to help with the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. more components sourced Our purchasing team has been able […]

  • Coronavirus Update: Sourcing for PPE

    doing our part At A+ Products, we supply manufacturers, but we like to take it one step further and listen to what you have to say. We have heard you loud and clear, manufacturers across the country are gearing up to produce PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that is desperately needed to ensure the safety of […]

  • Coronavirus Update: Canada Warehouse Closed

    canada warehouse closed On Behalf of the A+ Products family, we hope you and your families are staying safe during these trying times in our country. We wanted to update our valued customers that our sales and administrative staff are all safely working from home and eager to help with your immediate and future supply […]

  • Coronavirus Update: North American Operations

    maintaining operations A+ Products has always been and will continue to be committed to our staff and valued customers. In light of the recent Coronavirus developments, A+ is taking the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our staff and community while maintaining 100% of our operational capacity to continue servicing our customer’s supply chain needs. […]

  • Coronavirus Update: Cautious Optimism in China

    cautious optimism There is cautious optimism in China, from a supply-chain perspective, as the number of Coronavirus infections continues to fall. March 2nd, China reported 206 new cases, the lowest number since January 22nd. While updates outside of China are concerning, the WHO said in a statement on Monday that containment of the virus is feasible. […]