When it comes to bike boxes, there are two major things that really float our boat: the durability of the case and the ease with which we can pack and unpack it. At the end of the day, we want a box (or bag) to firstly perform its job of protecting the bike in flight, and be fundamentally easy to use.
The fact is that the Bonza Bike Box II meets these two key criteria with ease. Constructed of a hard-wearing plastic, it’s solid as a rock, while there are quality fastening bolts that, when clipped into place, do a great job of working together to keep the box securely closed, even when fully-laden with its precious cargo.
You don’t need locks to secure the clips, although the clips do feature small holes for a padlock should this put your mind at rest. We didn’t use any though, and the clips didn’t let us down. Besides, we know that baggage handlers reserve the right to search checked luggage, so often avoid making their job more difficult than necessary, potentially risking the box itself or the wrath of the authorities, who may irreparably damage it as they force their way in.