lock cable
$48, lassosecuritycables.com

If Southern California's recent string of SUP thefts has taught us anything, it's that you can never be safe when racking your ride overnight. The big rack companies have their pricey steel cable-core straps (Yakima's RipCord for $85, and Thule's Locking Straps for $70), but sometimes what you need is a little more piece of mind—as well as one less set of keys to keep track of. We liked Lasso Security's vinyl-coated galvanized-steel Kayak Locking Cable, which comes in a variety of lengths to fit your craft of choice by looping ends around bow and stern and then attaching at a central combination point. Level-up to the beefier Kong cable, pictured, which also includes a key-lock option.