Well not long after I started to use my LiteLok Gold, LiteLok came out with the new LiteLok Silver & I definitely liked what I saw of it online.
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And a few months back I was asked to try out the LiteLok Silver & see what it is like compared to the LiteLok Gold. I was quite pleased to do so as I wanted to see what it was like. And when it arrived in the post, I couldn't wait to get it opened.
First of all it came in a nice sturdy box.
Lock came with its own carry bag,
And of course the lock itself with instructions & 2 straps to hold it to the frame (found these later on as didnt realise they were in the bottom of the carry bag) & a bunch of keys for the lock.
First thing I had to do was to wear it, something I couldn't do with the LiteLok Gold due to my slightly chubby figure.
And happy to say it fit round the waist quite nicely with room for a larger waistline. It didn't feel heavy or bulky having it around the waist.
Now to try it out... Unfortunately at same time to me going out on the bike with the new lock, I had issues with my disability getting worse & soon to be going into hospital in a few months time for a spine operation so lots to prepare for it (The road to recovery has taken a left turn...) & I also had 2 foster cats having kittens which has kept me busy since.
But I did take my Cruiser out for rides, mostly to do shopping around town & thus could try out the LiteLok Silver as well as use my LiteLok Gold.
But also small enough to roll up & put in my panniers.
As for using the Litelok Silver, as I have already used the Litelok Gold I found that the lock itself works differently. Instead of clicking together both ends, the lock on the Litelok Silver slides together.
And unlike the Litelok Gold, the Litelok Silver requires the key to be in the lock when you lock it. With the Litelok Gold you can click it together without the key which I find easier but that is more likely due to being used to it.
But other than the different type of locking mechanism I found the Litelok Silver is no different to use than the Litelok Gold. It is smaller than my Large Litelok Gold so it did limit its use to lock around various parts of the bike &/or what you are locking the bike to. Weight wise it is definitely lighter so will benefit those concerned about weight on their bike when cycling, something that doesn't bother me as my Cruiser is no lightweight cycle.
So my verdict is that it is a good lightweight lock to use that helps give a peace of mind when securing your cycle, had I not used the Litelok Gold beforehand I wouldn't find the differences to be a niggle to me. I would likely have had bought 2 if I was to use the Litelok Silver than the Gold I have already as they are cheaper.
The downside would be it doesn't have a neoprene skin available so would give me some concern to marking the paintwork on the bike. Also as it is Sold Secure Silver rated, that means for me I couldn't use it alone as my insurance requires Sold Secure Gold rated lock to be used so to be covered for theft, had it been Sold Secure Gold rated or I could use a Sold Secure Silver rated lock for my insurance I sure would prefer to use this lock as it is lighter to carry when cycling.