Unleashing The Knog Bilby...

TrailRunMag 08.02.2020

Runners, joggers, campers, and adventurers know just how important a high-quality light source is. In an ideal world, that light source would be easy to charge and hands-free.

Welcome to Knog Bilby – who have gifted the world with a high-powered head torch which is easy to charge via USB port, lightweight, form-fitting, and waterproof. It doesn’t matter what your adventure is – you can choose it and rest easy knowing it will be lit.

It’s always hard to find a head torch that not only works great, but also fits comfortably. More of than not, we find ourselves having to constantly adjust the straps or replace the batteries – otherwise, we’re left in the dark!

After years of headlamps looking, functioning, and wearing the same, Knog is striking out with something completely different. Knog is no stranger to producing high-quality headlamps, but they listened to the feedback, they took our advice, and they decided to revolutionise it.

The first thing I noticed on opening the box – the colour. Bright orange shines out at me. But that’s not the best thing about the lamp. Here’s some of the pros and cons:


  • 400 Lumens of light
  • It’s USB charged. You simply take out the light itself – plug it into your USB charger and voila.
  • Provides 5 hours of light when on its highest setting and 105 on the lowest.
  • It has four brightness settings to choose from.
  • There’s a 10-minute super-boost option if you need extra power! It doesn’t matter what level the battery is at, just one touch of a button and you get the ultimate super-boost instantly.
  • It weighs just 90 grams so it’s easy to wear and easy to pack.
  • The housing and strap are made from a single piece of silicone, adding to its comfort and style.
  • A variety of light settings to choose from, including a reading light, as well as a red night light, wide, mid or spot angle.
  • Two-button operation.
  • The modes are customizable via the app.
  • Three colour options to choose from – Fluro Orange, Violet Blue, and Black.
  • It takes just four hours to fully charge.


  • It’s early days, but as there is just one strap it doesn’t feel as secure when running.
  • It doesn’t go into full production until May, which means you don’t have much time to jump onboard the Kickstarter.