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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!

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: Water-resistant, Carry-On Size
Best Use: Commuter Cycling, Work and School, 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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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

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

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

Is this bag really durable? I'm a college student and I have to carry a lot of books and binders. Will the material and straps support a lot of weight? 

Asked by: kate
Hey there, Kate! The Kanken is a workhorse! Technically, though, I would keep it below 10 pound carrying capacity. Primarily for your own comfort since this isn't the most comfortable strap for a harness. But also the snaps at the back holding the harness would definitely be put through stress if you were to consistently carry 10 or more pounds.
Answered by: Scrubba Dub
Date published: 2018-05-02

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: 2018-04-22
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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.

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