Boasting the oddest name in bike lights along with its compact but effective design, Knog’s Blinder Mob The Face is an effective little rear light. It has four LEDs offering 44 lumens, and a totally waterproof UV-resistant industrial grade silicone case with a polycarbonate lens. In short, it’s a solid light for urban commuters.
Knog claim the light weighs in at 35g, but our scales read 45g – though 10g isn’t something to get overly anxious about especially as the light is still compact and unnoticeable on the bike. I liked the robust silicone outer as it makes the light look good as well as functioning well. In urban areas the light does a great job, but I feel that it lacks a little punch once you move out of lit streets and onto country lanes. It’s far from weak, but I don’t think it has the impact you’d want on rural commutes.
In the city limits, though, it’s great for keeping noticed. The various flash patterns are handy for keeping jaded motorists aware and there are five different options to choose from including a handy low flash for when the battery is low. Beam focus is wide (with a claimed visibility range of 1000m) and there’s a little side visibility, but the light could do with more.