Knog Dry Dog pannier

Knog’s Dry Dog has recently caught my eye, a 100% waterproof bag that’s part of Knog’s line of cleverly-named panniers including the Dutch Dog, Saddle Dog, Leading Dog, and Big Dog.

Now back to the Dry Dog. It’s a very roomy, not-too-heavy functional bag containing a separate padded laptop compartment. The Dry Dog is also designed to fit a standard pannier rack.

Knog Dry Dog pannier

While I could go on about the roominess and ultra strong removable/adjustable strap, I was wowed by its mounting system!

Knog Dry Dog pannier

The German-engineered klickfix hardware that marries the bag to the rack is fast and stable once mounted.

The latch at the bottom rear of the bag is movable, allowing you to adjust it left to right once the bag is clicked onto the rack.

The rides I’ve had out with it have been smooth and quiet (read = it stays put), even with a small amount of gear packed inside. And removing the bag was just as easy!

I also liked the Dry Dog’s large fold-over flap (providing greater protection against rain and dust) and front and side reflective strips.

Knog Dry Dog pannier

Opening the bag reveals a cheeky little graphic that’s part of the Knog brand. Those familiar with their colourful, well known Frog lights will recognize the package graphics printed here. Just another way that makes Knog bags stand out from the rest of the crowd.

The strap is quite substantial, however given my 5’4″ frame, I found the bag a bit hard to navigate over my shoulder. There is a handy carry handle that solves the problem for short folks. I recommend this bag for both its cool factor and quality. The great mounting system and laptop/gear space make it that much sweeter.


  • Comment by Stacey — September 9, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

    This pannier is awesome! I got one in Australia and am glad to hear that they can be ordered and shipped to Canada. Can’t recommend their company enough. The lights they sell speak for themselves.

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