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Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 69.
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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!

Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.

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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Gender: Mens
Features: Carry-On Size, Water-resistant
Best Use: Work and School, Commuter Cycling, Travel
Weight: 10.24 oz
Dimensions: 15 x 10.6 x 5.1 in.
Fabric Details: 100% Vinylal
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Vinylon-F
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 4
Suspension / Stays: Foam Panel
Pack Capacity: 16 Liters / 976 Cubic inches
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size I bought this for a gift and it was just perfect. Polkadots on the straps are very sweet. Nice fit. Nice color. Material looks durable. Just what was wanted.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I use this everywhere I go and I’m absolutely in love with it. It has great material and really great for everyday use! Believe me! You should totally use it
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Gift Great birthday gift, friend loves it. Beautiful color, size, and durability. It’s a perfect start to her summer cause we’ll match. How awesome is that.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! I bought the Forest Green Kanken backpack and I love it, it’s actually A LOT darker than it appears and it almost has a touch of gray in it. It’s so cute though, beautiful color! And it’s so light! I have my laptop and books in it and feels very light. Best backpack over all!
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I use this bag as a diaper bag! And it’s perfect! Love that I can use it after when I’m not hauling diapers around town too. Only thing I wish I could change is the side pockets. Wish it were wide enough to put my water bottle in it. Oh well. Not a deal breaker
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent size and style I bought this in Blue Ridge for a trip to Europe. It is a great size for wandering around the cities and the color looks great with most outfits, particularly jeans! I was able to fit a few extra layers, water bottle, maps, and wallet with plenty of extra room. I am excited to take it on many other adventures.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best backpack ever I’ve had a few of these backpacks for myself but bought two from Moosejaw as gifts. These backpacks are the best, ergonomically engineered for shoulder comfort, surprising can hold a lot of items, I’ve traveled with this backpack all over the country and it’s held laptops, clothes, can goods all of the above. Cannot go working. Worth every penny and Moosejaw was awesome to order from! Quick seamless purchase and fast delivery! A++++ all around!
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful backpack I’ve been using this bag for a little under a month and love how functional and light it is. I would highly recommend this for a daybag or a travel bag.
Date published: 2018-05-02
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I'm replacing my Fjallraven 15" laptop bag (purchased a couple of years back from Moosejaw), and was wondering whether or not this bag would fit a 13" laptop comfortably?

Asked by: BrittW
Hey BrittW, good question! The original Kanken bag is 15" x 10.6" x 5.1"; so knowing that, you should have just enough room in there somewhere for a 13" laptop. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2018-07-25

Can anyone tell me if this bag is real or not? Because ive ordered a bag from here before, and it didnt have the original swedish flag that is supposed to come in every authentic bag. I wondered if there was a reason some do have it and some dont.

Asked by: celetubbies
Hiya celetubbies, thanks for your question! Hmmm... We are an official retailer of Fjallraven products. I wasn't aware that every bag included a flag. My bag didn't include one (I ordered it directly from Fjallraven) and I did a poll around the office... we're Kanken groupies around here... and they didn't receive one either. Some received Swedish Fish with their pack, but no flag. :( I will look into this and see if and when Fjallraven discontinued the flag freebie. If you have any further concerns about the authenticity of your pack, I would contact Fjallraven directly at (855) 996-3746. I'm sorry I don't have more information for you!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2018-05-20

Does a 13" matchbook air fit intros backpack?

Asked by: alisa19
Thanks for the question! YES, the Classic Kanken will fit a MacBook Air 13 or Pro 13 no problem. Fjallraven does offer a 13 inch laptop specific Kanken. It is the same design as the classic, it just has an updated size & padded laptop compartment specific for your Mac. I included a link below. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2018-08-01

Does this pack have the laptop sleeve? 

Asked by: Olivia
Hi Olivia, thanks for your question! There is a pocket on the inside of this bag; but if you are looking for laptop transportation, I would recommend the Kanken 15" laptop specific bag. It has a padded sleeve to protect your laptop and it's got a little more room inside the bag. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2018-08-11

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

Hey, I want to use this bag for school, but I'm not sure if it would be able to fit all the books and things I would need. I oredered this bag somewhere else and it was so small. Is this backpack about the same size as a normal school bag would be?

Asked by: SamFecher
Thanks for the question! I have the Classic Kanken and use it as more of a work bag/ purse. I would not use it for school because it is a tad short and items such as notebooks will hit right at the top. I would go with the Kanken 15 Inch Laptop Bag - even if you aren't planning on carrying a laptop, because it will give you more internal space. The dimensions are 15.7 x 11 x 6.3 inches and I included a link below. I hope this gives you a better idea!
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2018-08-05

Why is the color royal blue brighter than royal blue/pinstripe?

Asked by: damie
Hey, Damie! If you are assessing this based on our picture - it looks like someone on our web team accidentally set the contrast to max and maybe even amped up the hue a little. Royal Blue is the same color as the Royal Blue pinstriped. The web image is just.. off. I sent a ticket to our website team to get that corrected. Just know the darker blue on the Pinstripe is the same as the normal Royal Blue Hope that helps!
Answered by: Scrubba Dub
Date published: 2018-04-30

Hi! Do you know of any sustainable water bottles that would fit into the side pockets? So far the only bottles I’ve found that fit are the plastic 12 oz bottles. I’ve been searching for a tall, thin bottle but so far haven’t had much luck. Thanks!! 

Asked by: Mandy123
Hey Mandy123, great question! After a little bit of digging and a few educated guesses, I was able to find something for you! I found out that the 17 oz S'well brand bottles do in fact, fit into the side pockets of the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack, I'll put a link to take you right to the S'well bottles. The fit is a little tight, so you won't have to be a little diligent with packing. Hope this helps!!
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2018-07-17
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Fjallraven Backpacks

Fjallraven day packs and rucksacks feature adjustable shoulder straps that allow for a custom fit and comfortable carry.

Fjallraven technical and backpacking packs feature carry systems that can easily be adjusted to fit any adult back length.

Women's specific technical and backpacking packs are built with a support system designed for female anatomy with ergonomically shaped shoulder straps, and hip belts specially shaped to fit the female form.