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Fjallraven Kanken Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 268.
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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!

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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

Product Specifications
Features: Carry-On Size, Water-resistant
Sustainability: PFC Free
Best Use: Travel, Work and School, Commuter Cycling
Weight: 10.24 oz
Dimensions: 15 x 10.6 x 5.1 in.
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Vinylon-F
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 4
Suspension / Stays: Foam Panel
Product Technology: Fjallraven G-1000
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US and Canadian Addresses.
Gender: Unisex
Pack Capacity: 16 Liters / 976 Cubic inches
Fjällräven G-1000

Fjallraven G-1000
Fjallraven G-1000® is incredibly durable, as well as windproof for trekking through harsh weather. It blocks UVA and UVB rays to protect your skin while still remaining breathable by releasing any moisture created by aerobic activity.

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Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag Love this bag. Love the color!! Bought it for my son and he loves it so much. Shipping was super fast and had no issues. It got here in a timely manner.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This backpack is great!!! I was a little bit worried if I get a fake product. But it’s authentic and has super good quality!!! Now I’m using the backpack every single day when I go to work!!!
Date published: 2022-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it It's everything I hoped it would be and then some, I absolutely love this bag. Good quality product and it also arrived sooner than I anticipated.
Date published: 2022-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight & durable We have the mini Kanken and it works great for short trips. I bought this bigger size Kanken for longer trips. It's durable and light weight, so it is perfect for kids. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2022-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Love this backpack. Bought the sling bag and mini. And bought myself the classic one Moosejaw got the best price. I chose the color fog very cute.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Little Backpack The Kanken is a great little backpack. I use it to stow my gear when I volunteer at an equine facility. Why not five stars? The side pockets are rather small, and I had to find a slim water bottle to fit in there. The front pocket is good for keys, lip balm, or other small items. My iPhone does not fit in this pocket :( I do love the handles and the adjustable straps.
Date published: 2022-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loves it My daughter received this for Christmas. She absolutely loves it. Ordered it online and received it in a few days. Will buy another for my other child.
Date published: 2022-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like being in a Belgian TV Detective Show I've had these backpacks in about every size and several colors. They hold a lot without making you look like an ascent of Kilimanjaro is on your afternoon agenda. And the detective Saskia Vogels carries one in that great import mystery series, Professor T. What more could you ask of a bag? Okay. It keeps the rain off your gear, you can challenge yourself to find skinny things to stash in the side pockets (I lean towards Ken dolls and Red Vines) and the straps slip off your shoulders in an alluring manner, if you don't keep hauling them up. So, not perfect for everyone, but pretty darned perfect for some.
Date published: 2021-12-28
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Hi there! I'm really hoping to get an authentic Kanken backpack. Before I purchase, can you confirm that Moosejaw is an authorized dealer for Fjallraven?

Asked by: Anonymous
Thanks for the question! YES, Moosejaw is totally an authorized retailer of Fjallraven products. All of our gear is authentic and in new condition. You can confirm this via their store locator. I included a link below. I hope this info helps and you enjoy the best backpack in the world! https://bit.ly/2XU7xXk
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2021-08-28

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
From my experience, there are fake Kankens that are between the mini size and classic.  The classic fits my high schoolers books and binder. The fake midsize one doesn’t. The mini will not for sure. It’s about the size of the Jansport mini backpacks.  I think the classic will be great for school binders and books. 
Answered by: Mrs Paris
Date published: 2019-07-11

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: 2018-08-01

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: 2018-09-01

Is the material the same for all colors? Because it seems like the acorn color and the sand color have a different shape/fabric

Asked by: jcho
Hey, thanks for the question! As someone who has multiple Kanken's in several colors, I can confidently say that every color option is made of the same fabric. Some of the images are photographed differently and also the zipper placement while closed will affect the bag shape. There is no material difference :)
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2021-01-19

is the color on the picture the color it looks like it in person

Asked by: jake123
Hi jake123, thanks for the question! The color may look a little different based on the type of screen you are looking at these on, but we try to do our best to provide the most accurate color representation we can. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2020-08-27

Will the original 16L Kanken fit a 40oz. Hydro flask water bottle in the side pocket? Thank you! 

Asked by: Dreilly
Hey there Dreilly, great question! Unfortunately; no Hydroflask bottles will fit in these super skinny side sleeves. I do know that these S'well bottles fit, I'll attach a link so you can check them out for yourself. Sorry about that, but I hope this helps! https://www.moosejaw.com/product/s-well-stone-collection-bottle_10375638
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2020-10-09

Will you get in any purple bags any time soon?

Asked by: Angelica
Hey Angelica, thanks for the question! We should be getting more purple options of this specific Kanken in the future, I cannot say for sure when that will be at this time though. We do currently have a Deep Violet option available in the Fjallraven Re-Kanken Backpack, I'll leave a link for you to check it out below. I hope this helps! Fjallraven Re-Kanken Backpack - https://bit.ly/34nW9lL
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2020-08-27
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Size Guide

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.