Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
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Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 43.
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Product Description Item No.   10202418

The Fjallraven Kanken Backpack, a staple in Sweden for over 35 years, is a classic school backpack for all ages and is worn around the world today by students, travelers, and people who like to carry stuff. The Kanken is built with durable Vinylon-F fabric, for the strength to take a beating throughout years of schooling and adventure travel. The 16 liters of space holds onto whatever you need to bring along for the day, from books to lunch to entertainment for the plane. The removable seat pad ensures the seat of your pants will always be free of dirt and grime, and cushioned to boot! Adjust the straps to your liking or carry by the snap-together top handles briefcase style. Business, business! Numbers!

FEATURES of the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

  • Popular backpack in hardwearing Vinylon F fabric
  • Carried as a backpack or a bag via covertible straps
  • Removable seat pad and front/side pockets
  • Name and address label on inside of pack

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Fabric Details: 100% Vinylal
Suspension / Stays: Foam Panel
Dimensions: 15 x 10.6 x 5.1 in.
Weight: 10.24 oz
Pack Fabric: Vinylon-F
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 4
Gender: Unisex, Mens
Features: Carry-On Size, Water-resistant
Best Use: Commuter Cycling, Work and School, Travel
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Pack Capacity: 16 Liters / 976 Cubic inches
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 sheafs of copy paper and a sixpack So how big is 16 Liters? What does 38x27x13 cms look like? I went searching around my house for standard size items to fill it with. Two sheafs of 9x11 copy paper (500 count each) can lay width-wise at the bottom, and there would still be room for a six-pack of your beverage of choice at the top. You could fit a fairly thick paperback book in the outside pocket.,,,,Why would you want to pack that combination of things is anyone's guess.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my kanken is my best friend i don't even remember how or where I found about the kanken but it is truly the best backpack in the world. i now own two with the intention of many more in my future. anyway, the bag. first, my 17 inch laptop (same bag, but with a laptop pouch) is the perfect schoolbag due to its illustrious square shape that is perf for schoolbooks and binders. my normal-sized kanken is ideal for everything from museum visits to air travel. plus, it's easy to take through customs because of the front loading style. i've taken my kanken i think 11 countries and it's durable style and waterproof material has never wavered. i can't think of anything i don't like about it-oh, and the carrying handles on top are prime. they're kinddaaaa hard to wash, so if you insist on a spotless backpack, avoid dirty hostel floors and picnics. bottom line, the kanken is the perfect bag for the traveler, the student, the wannabee scandinavian, and for some reason, elderly japanese tourists (at least in riga)
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and cute! The kanken works super well as both a hiking backpack and as a school backpack! Since buying one last month, I've now bought another! The straps are surprisingly comfy and distribute the weight well. You can fit a ton of stuff in these. However, if you plan on having two huge hardcover books in one, you might look into buying the padded straps. I'd like to since the unpadded straps are only comfy to a certain point, but the straps are hardly ever in stock. Still, five stars because it fits so much and is so comfy and cute! Super fast shipping, too. Thanks, Moosejaw!
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST EVER I have had this backpack in Ice Blue for 5 years now (daily use) and it is still going strong. These backpacks are built to last and are weirdly stylish. The initial cost is a bit expensive but the quality is amazing! At first they are a bit stiff but my is now nice and soft but it still holds its shape. The Kånken is a great backpack and a great buy!
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great backpack! I bought this for my niece as a late Christmas present. She wanted this exact color and I was so happy that Moosejaw had it in stock! I adore the peach pink color, and it's very different from the ones I've seen so far. I like that there's two compartments on the side so you can fit your water bottle & etc. I also do like the laptop sleeve and that the bag is a water resistant material! The only downside that I can think about is that these do get a little dirty easily, but then again my niece is 7, so it honestly depends on the person. However these are very easy to clean, once her mom cleaned it all up it looked brand new again! I just recently bought one for myself and I'm so excited to use it. Adore this backpack and would recommend to a friend.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the bees knees Yes, this backpack is very aesthetically pleasing. You've got me there. Though it is surprisingly small (the original kanken is more of a kid sized backpack....or teeny tiny adult sized. In fact the whole story behind the kanken is that it was made for school children in the 70s). The material feels durable, though it is not completely waterproof. There's no padding so you definitely don't want to carry a laptop or tablet in it. Also the dye from the bag can rub off on your clothing or on items you're carrying in your bag. Out of all my complaints my least favorite part about the bag is the shoulder straps. They're very thin, unpadded, and when adjusted to fit a real adult human the strap ends stick out very awkwardly. I feel bad because I really love fjallraven and everything they stand for, but I have to return this bag. :(
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Urban Pack I received as a present last month and find it very functional as a pack or a murse/ hip brief case. I can pack and grab it as I go walking on urban adventures or take it with to appointments. Well constructed to hold a book or files with out destroying them. Top zipper pouch to carry meds, a snack, or phone. Small enough for day exploration and comfortable enough to serve as a quick book bag when waiting for appointments. It is always backed and at the door for a half day of excitement and yet not overbearing but fashionable. LOVE IT
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great backpack This pack although somewhat small actually fits a lot of what I have for school or for trips. I can fit my laptop and binders even my tablet. For travel it is easy to carry around like if I don't want to carry on my back I can close the straps and hold it by the top handles. A good buy for my needs. :)
Date published: 2014-06-16
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Which one is the equivalent of the Fjallraven Classic?

Asked by: jaz16
Thanks for the question! This Kanken is actually considered the "Classic" version :)
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2017-04-29

can this backpack carry a tennis racket when I am riding a bicycle

Asked by: luci
Thanks for the question! The head of the tennis racket will fit inside, however the handle will stick out the top. If you want a little more height in the pack, then I would check out the Kanken 17 instead. It has dimensions of 16.54 x 11.81 x 7.09 inches, where the Classic Kanken has dimensions of 15 x 10.6 x 5.1 inches. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-12-10
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