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Whether you are commuting to work or just out running errands, the Hot Dog has all the space and features you need to survive the urban jungle.
  • Get a FREE Knog handlebar attachment with purchase while supplies last. Add to cart to claim offer, no coupon code needed!
  • Handmade water resistant construction using heavy weight waxed cotton canvas
  • Nip and tuck 'ears' on the flap helps keep dust and water out.
  • Extra tough padded 'no fleck' laptop sleeve fits laptops up to 13",
  • Pockets for your mp3, phone, or bike tools.
  • Four internal organizer pockets and a zippered rear pocket.
  • Anti scratch lining.
  • 3D sternum strap
  • Convertible to a pannier or handlebar bag with the Universal Hub system

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Knog Hot Dog Messenger Bag
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting (3)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      2.0

      Versatile mounting, but sketchy design

      By Bison Steve

      from St. Paul, MN

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Flexible Mounting Points
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Awkward
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Knog Hot Dog Messenger Bag:

      This bag has a lot going for it hypothetically, but it fails in regards to actual function.

      Firstly, the buckle, as noted elsewhere, doesn't really lock down securely. The left/right shoulder adjustment on the buckle doesn't like to lock down either. Fortunately, these issues haven't caused any problems when I am riding, as I have made some loops with the strap to hold it steady.

      Secondly, the laptop size given seems a bit exaggerated. I had do quite a bit of pulling to get my 13" laptop in this bag and the velcro sometimes opens up. I guess this is the whole "Up to" 13" description.

      Thirdly, the strap is really wide, but completely unpadded. It seems to bear weight well, but can be awkward to loop around your torso. Also, on me at least, the strap is really long. I suppose this could be an advantage for girthier individuals than myself, but as it stands, I simply have an abundance of excess strap to deal with.

      Had I not gotten this bag on a wicked awesome deal, I would have sent it back, but, as I did, I will modify the bag accordingly. Should you decide to purchase this bag, expect to have some issues that might need to be resolved in order to make it worthwhile.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect size with exceptional durability

      By kenz0bux

      from Singapore

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Perfect Size
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Mountain Bikes

      Comments about Knog Hot Dog Messenger Bag:

      I bought this product because after careful consideration of the specification. This is great for my preloved gadgets like my alienware m11x, iPad, iPods and some external battery that i would like to keep protected all the time when travelling. Extra padding, waterproof feature and the size are the real score. Else is understandable. Some said the smell is awful, but when i receive the item it was in excellent condition. packaging is great. NOTHING to complain about. the only thing that distracts me is the huge buckle on the side, if only it was the same buckle as the other end it would be perfect.

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      • No
       
      1.0

      not quite as described

      By Thomas

      from Chicago, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Feels sturdy
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Looked Used
      • Not as described
      • Small Laptop Sleeve
      • Smells like mildew

      Best Uses

        Comments about Knog Hot Dog Messenger Bag:

        I purchased this for school and carrying my 13" macbook. The problem is that what I call a 13" laptop is actually longer than 13". I think this bag would fit a laptop that is actually 13" long; it does not fit one that has a 13" screen.

        That big buckle on the side . . . it comes open at bad times causing the bag to hang really low and isn't as easy to adjust back to size once it has fallen to it's longest length. It's also very big and bulky but I can live with that.

        my rating is a combo of the bag and the condition that it arrived in.

         
        4.0

        Knog Hot Dog bag

        By Captain Ken

        from Oriental,NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Nicely To Bike
        • Good size not too big
        • Well built

        Cons

        • Hard To Attach To Bike

        Best Uses

        • Light Messenger Use

        Comments about Knog Hot Dog Messenger Bag:

        I use mine to carry art supplies to class each week on my bike. The only part that is hard is getting the handlebar attachment locked in place. I've found the best thing to do is attach before mounting on handlebars.

         
        5.0

        great bag

        By palisa

        from Queens, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Fast

        Cons

        • A Little Small For My Mac

        Best Uses

          Comments about Knog Hot Dog Messenger Bag:

          I really like this bag - it is well designed and very fast to get on and off your rack. It looks nice and the price is great too.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great bag. Minor improvements needed

          By Emilio

          from Mendoza, Argentina

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent manufacturing
          • Fashionable
          • Several pockets
          • Waterproof and rain jacke

          Cons

          • Die-cast cam buckle

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Not very heavy load

          Comments about Knog Hot Dog Messenger Bag:

          The Hot Dog is a great bag but needs some minor changes to make it even better. The die-cast cam buckle is sturdy but it's really hard to close it completely. And if you take the strap out of the buckle, it will be almost impossible to put it back. As you can see in the picture, the buckle is not completely closed and the strap is not folded inside of it because I took out by mistake.
          The laptop sleeve is non-removable which eats up a lot of space if you don't have a computer.
          It's great to transform it to handlebar or pannier in just a few seconds.

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