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Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack keeps your daily essentials securely stowed in classic Scandinavian style. The water-resistant Vinylon F fabric keeps books and notepads protected during light rain, and the removable seat pad gives you a plush place to sit your rear while you wait for the bus.

  • Vinylon F fabric is exceptionally durable and water resistant for reliable day-to-day use
  • Top carry handles and shoulder straps provide versatile carry options
  • Removable seat pad gives you a comfy place to sit while waiting at the bus stop or lunching outside
  • Front zippered pocket provides quick access to essential items

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5 5

Perfect fit

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I love this bag in every way. I've been traveling extensively and this has been my go to carry on bag and everyday use bag. The bag may appear small but it holds a whole lot of stuff. I can slip my iPad in the inner sleeve and have my wallet and phone in the small outter pocket and litter the inside with whatever and I've never had any discomfort even with big bottles of water jammed in there. I would like the two small outer side pockets to be bigger but that's my only "complaint." I also appreciate that the zippers zip like a giant U so you can fully access anything in your bag without pulling everything out in frustration. Well designed. Sturdy. Pleasing to the eye. Comfortable. Practical. Unisex.
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This bag is 100% authentic, isn't it?

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If by that you mean that it's actually made by Fjallraven and actually made of the fabric it claims to be made of, then yes. But I'm not entirely sure what you're asking.

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We purchase all of our items directly from the vendors themselves. So... yes, this is "100% authentic"

4 5

Great light adventure, and commuter bag

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This Swedish classic is a simple and clean bag that can be used for a variety of light adventure activities. I've used this bag for the past couple of years and I can tell you from experience, this thing is tough and durable. This is really not a technical bag at all, so keep this in mind, no shoulder padding, one main compartment that has a sleeve for a laptop (it can fit a 15 inch Macbook Pro, it's tight but it does fit like a glove), and the bag has a small zippered outer compartment big enough to hold your wallet, keys, etc. What I really like about this bag is its simplicity in design and appearance. The backpack straps can be snapped down against the back face of the bag to stay out of the way if you want to carry it like a briefcase. Also the bag's upper handles can be snapped together when you want to keep things nice and clean, or I've even used it to stow a jacket or extra layer there if I needed to have it easily at hand. Keep in mind the water repellency of this bag does wear out over time, but you can refresh it with Fjallraven Greenland Wax, or a similar canvas wax. Overall, this is a durable bag that will last for years, and is great for use in commuting to work or school, or non-technical, light day hikes.

Classic Backpack

Classic Backpack

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Awesome picture Tyler !!!

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5 5

Release the Kanken

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've worn this pack on my commute every workday for the last 2 years. I've jammed clothes, beers, laptops, books, and bicycle tools into this thing without any problems. The front zippered pocket has enough room for keys, wallet, knife, lip balm, gum, cigarettes, lotto tickets, etc. Best of all, it straps down perfectly to my bike rack. It's lightweight and has worn out nicely for a more vintage look.

That's my bag.

That's my bag.

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Awesome picture DR. !!!

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Why is this in the women's section? Pretty...

Why is this in the women's section? Pretty sure they're unisex.

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The Fjallraven Kanken pack is definitely unisex. Thanks for the question.

hi, I want to know the size of the backpack...

hi, I want to know the size of the backpack is classic?

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We have the dimensions for the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack listed in the tech specs, but it also has a volume of 16L.

4 5

Pretty cool

These backpacks are pretty cool for casual use, and very popular in Scandinavia. Mostly used by youths.
PS: it's Fj�llr�ven, not Fjallraven. (it means mountain fox)