A full-featured pack with a ruggedly simple design.
Utilizing a simplistic design and stout materials, the Fjallraven Kajka 75 Backpack delivers big on both durability and comfort. Behind its simple and straight-forward looks, lie all the features you'd expect of a serious backpacking pack. The customizable Perfect Fit Adjustment System allows the torso length and shoulder width of the pack to be adjusted, ensuring complete comfort on the trail. For support, the Kajka utilizes Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified birch, which is comparable to aluminum in terms of both weight and durability. In addition to its adjustable shoulder straps and back panel, the pack also features a comfortable, ergonomically designed hip belt.
Packing and accessing gear is made simple through both a top load design and zippered front panel. A wet and dry storage compartment allows you to keep wet and dry clothes apart when you're a few days out, and the height adjustable lid allows you to carry more or less gear depending on the trip. When your objective is a remote summit, remove the top lid to use it as a summit pack. The versatile design of the lid allows it to be worn either as a chest pack, fanny pack, or over the shoulder like satchel. Compression straps throughout the pack let you cinch your load down tight, while gear loops secure either trekking poles or an ice axe when you're headed into the alpine. An attached rain cover keeps gear dry when a summer storm rolls in and is specifically designed to accommodate gear attached to the outside of the pack such as a sleeping pad or extra midlayer.
- Perfect Fit Adjustment System (adjustable torso and shoulder width)
- Wooden frame (FSC certified birch)
- Top access with zippered front panel
- Adjustable and detachable lid
- Water-resistant Vinylon fabric
- High visibility rain cover
- Hydration system compatible
- Top lid pockets
- Wet/dry storage compartments
- Expandable side pockets and slanted side pockets
- Gear loops for ice axe or trekking poles
- Compression straps
- Ergonomic, supportive hip belt
- Item #FJR004W
- Q & A
Not recommended for women
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fjallraven really ought to clarify when they say one size fits all, because I can't imagine this pack being good for any woman of normal stature. The pack itself is way too heavy for starters. You've sacrificing so much in weight. There was no way I was going to get this to fit comfortably, so had to return and stuck with the reliable Osprey for my backpack of choice.
Fjallraven Kajka 75 does not fit all men
We gave this pack to our son for college graduation, he would be using it for 4-5 day hikes.
He is 5'8" athletic build and the length of the pack did not adjust short enough to fit comfortably in the torso.
It is good quality and would have served the purpose very well but we will return it.
Perfect pack for Multi-Day Hikes
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have long since been a fan of the Fjallraven clothing line, so I took up the challenge and took this bag on a trip to complete the Fjallraven Classic in Sweden. 5 Days and over 100km of Hiking, plus an additional 10 days of going between Norway and Sweden, this bag's design was easily accessible for all my needs. There are few pockets, which will be found on the detachable lid, allowing the full storage capacity go to the main body. The Two main compartment zippers open the bag up for easy unloading, and the compartment is easily compressible where during your hikes you won't feel like you're lugging around a large capacity bag. The bottom sleeping bag compartment is lined with netting that was nice for storing my passport and rarely used items during the hike.
Fjallraven Kajka 75 is a Great buy!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this backpack recently and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I have already used it on several hikes and I absolutely love the way it fits and how it feels like such a quality product. Fjallraven has really gone the extra mile with this backpack to make it comfortable, usable, durable, and less importantly but still a great benefit is it's nice clean lines and sleek look. Its offered in several colors so it's easy to find one that fits your personality.
Pros: +Well made and durable. Heavy material. Should last a lifetime. +Lots of pockets +Compression straps where you need them +Front opening allows you access gear in your main compartment without having to dig through the top of the backpack. +Adjustable Width and Height of shoulder straps make it easy to get a perfect fit for most any user.
Cons: +Heavy. Because of material and construction it is heavier than most backpacks of this size.
Heavy, some design flaws
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Pros: this is a very comfortable pack and highly adjustable -- you can change the width of the shoulder harness, adjust the torso length at will, and it has all the standard suspension straps. The zip down front panel is fantastic for getting to your gear, everything in the main compartment is at your finger tips. It has nice large side pockets and a detachable top that can serve as a waist pack or clip into the harness in front as a chest pocket.
Cons: they put the access to the side pockets on harness side, that which faces your back when the pack is on. This means you have to flip the pack over to get to them when the pack is off. This is weird weird weird and quite annoying, made worse by the relatively narrow opening to these pockets. Also, the sleeping bag compartment at the bottom is very hard to zip or unzip when the rest of the pack is full; the zipper and its little cover get taut in such a way that you can barely move it without a lot of struggle. And this thing is heavy. Made to last, probably great for traveling around Europe by various modes of transporation, not so good for hiking up mountains.