There's nothing like a bit of Knog for igniting the old form over function debate amongst cyclists, yes their stuff does look really cool, but does it actually do what it's supposed to? These long finger Ride Hard gloves don't buck that trend.
Knog’s twenty- function multi tool crams a phenomenal amount of useful stuff into a very confined space and is just the thing for best bikes loving to travel light. Good quality steel won’t chew delicate fasteners but it wouldn’t be my first resort for group rides and for all their charms offer limited leverage when tackling stubborn fasteners…assuming the crank bolt adaptor hasn’t vanished down the sofa.
There's a lot of 'form over function' criticism levelled at Knog for some of the Australian manufacturer's more esoteric gear. It's rarely a gripe that applies to their bags though, which are some of the best constructed and well thought out luggage out there, and the Dry Dog is no exception. An excellent quality waterproof pannier with an integral laptop sleeve and some clever detailing, the Dry Dog is certainly a bag you can grow to love.
As the song says it's a thin line between love and hate and I have to confess the the Knog Love Hate gloves induce mixed emotions in this tester – probably more joy and pain though than actual love or hate.