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December 20, 2016
With a ‘fun but functional’ approach to their designs, I’ve been a fan of the Melbourne-based Knog lights for a while now, and their waterproof Blinder range only reaffirms how much I like their products.
With a lumen output of 250 on the front and 70 on the rear, the Blinder Road Twinpack is Knog’s compact yet high performance light set for when being able to see if just as important as being seen. And while they’re labeled as a ‘road’ product, I have found them strong enough for the occasional night-time dirt ride as well (when paired with a second light).
The front light comes with an optional helmet mount, which is particularly useful for dirt rides or those with long bike commutes along poor-lit roads.
Why I like them so much: USB rechargeable, wire- and battery-pack free and the new strap design on all Blinder MOB lights –comprised of loop of a silicone strap that hooks to each side of the light — means that you can fit a variety of handlebar widths and replace the strap should you break or overstretch one.
The waterproof qualities are key when you’re living in the Pacific Northwest where corroded, rusty lights can be a problem.
Price: Blinder Road twinpack: $134.95 USD (set) / €121 EUR / $187 AUD