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Fjallraven Kanken Backpack


Price: $71.50 - $152.27
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  • 100 % Polyvinyl
  • Imported
  • One interior slip pocket. Two exterior pockets

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Product Description

First introduced in 1978 - The Kanken backpack has become an iconic symbol of classic functional Swedish design. After engaging in the "back debates" of the late 1970's in Sweden, Fjallraven founder Ake Nordin developed a simple yet functional backpack with the help of The Swedish Guide and Scout Association. This revolutionary design now known as the Kanken evenly distributed the bag's weight to both shoulders which led to reduced back problems in Sweden. Not much has changed since 1978. We've added more colors and a few new models including mini and laptop versions. The Kanken is made of Vinylon F, a highly durable, abrasion and water resistant fabric that softens with age and washes and becomes increasingly robust as the fibers in the fabric tighten from use. Since 1960 Fjallraven has stayed true to its mission; developing timeless, functional and durable outdoor equipment while acting responsibly toward people, animals and the environment. Inspired by the outdoors, Fjallraven inspires others to get outside.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 6.3 x 11 inches ; 15.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Vietnam
  • ASIN: B00G4ZXVSI
  • Item model number: 27172-550-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,086 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This bag is made very well with quality materials.
Swiggles McDurffy
I have the older 15 inch macbook pro and it fits very well in the laptop compartment.
Stacy Li
The backpack is first of all really good looking and it also fits so much stuff!!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By jgm13 on April 27, 2013
Color Name: Forest GreenSize Name: One Size
I ordered this bag in hopes of taking to college, and carrying around my beloved 15" MacBook Pro.
While my Mac fits in the laptop sleeve pretty well, the bag itself is a lot smaller than expected.
I can fit about 2 textbooks in there and 1 2" 3-ring Binder. The pockets on the side are awkward, but
I can manage to slide my TI-84 in there. The straps are comfortable, but they don't extend as far as I'd like,
meaning this bag sits directly on your back.

The bag is beautiful though. The forest green is a little lighter and more faded out than I expected but that's
okay with me. The quality seems awesome--I expect this bag to last forever.

I do recommend any college students investing in a new bag look into the Kanken Big or Maxi... This one just doesn't cut it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yudong on January 17, 2013
Color Name: Warm YellowSize Name: One Size
I used it for traveling during winter break and it turned out perfect! It is large enough to hold everything you need and it does't appear awkward at all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anna Kladzyk on March 18, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I am so happy with this backpack. It is super comfortable and protects my laptop. It is also waterproof. A great investment~!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave Panizales on October 31, 2014
Color Name: Royal BlueSize Name: 17-Liter Verified Purchase
I'm a web designer and needed a backpack to tote my computer to and from work, and this does the job very well. I'm a male and I've gotten multiple compliments from girls saying they think this bag is "cute". Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, but it gets some looks! Although I have a 15-inch macbook, I purchased the 17-inch kanken for the extra room, and i'm glad I did. The laptop compartment is well padded and I have the confidence that my macbook won't be harmed when it's in there. The main compartment is huge. I also used this backpack for an overnight trip and I had enough room to put in 2 days worth of clothes. Overall, this is a sturdy, good looking backpack that I would recommend to anyone.

A thing to note: I ordered the "Royal Blue" and the coloring of the photo is way off. Looks like they used color correction on the photo and it appears way brighter. The color in person is more of a royal-navy, which I wanted.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By nocturneofsalome on May 26, 2013
Color Name: Warm YellowSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I like this pack, but the color pictured isn't correct. I didn't realize that they were actually picturing ochre and not warm yellow. When it arrived, I was super sad because I start school on Tuesday and now have to send this back and won't be able to use it. Also, just an fyi, warm yellow should be renamed to like "crossing guard yellow" or something. It's really awful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aimee on January 24, 2015
Color Name: Forest GreenSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
This bag is great. Light as air when empty, it is also deceptively light when full. I am a college student, 5' 2", 115 lbs., and I can easily carry this backpack with three inch-thick textbooks, two inch-thick notebooks, a planner, and pencil case in the center compartment with room to spare. There are also two other compartments, one behind and the smaller front zippered pouch in front that I haven't used yet. The rear zippered pocket could easily fit another textbook or a 13-inch laptop. My school stuff actually feels lighter when held in this bag.

A few years ago, I fell down a flight of stairs and hurt my cervical spine and neck, and I've had some discomfort off and on with regular purses and backpacks. Not this one. The bag sits directly on the mid and upper-back, so weight is not pressing against the delicate lower-back, upper-butt area. The straps are positioned to rest inward on the high torso, rather than on the edges of one's shoulders or against a petite woman's hips as adult backpacks sold in the U.S. usually do. It doesn't pull the shoulders back and the head forward and create that uncomfortable anterior tilt with the lower body that regular backpacks do. I could go on about the brilliance of the thin straps too. They are comfortable for the front of a female's body and don't mash the girls.

I won't be bothering with regular purses anymore. I wish I had found this years ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brooke on May 16, 2014
Color Name: Forest GreenSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
the material is a little awkward and stiff. Hopefully it will loosen up after some use. Otherwise it is a nice backpack
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gloss on December 17, 2014
Color Name: PurpleSize Name: 17-Liter Verified Purchase
I have the regular-sized Kanken day pack, which I have used for hiking and other activities and found to be a perfect compact size. My husband was interested in the backpack, but the day pack looked ridiculously small on him, so I got him the 17" laptop backpack, and he carries it most days to work as his commuting bag. Works perfectly for him -- it fits his laptop, gym clothes/shoes, and other daily essentials -- and looks much better (sleeker, more professional) than the large, sturdy, student-looking backpacks I see other grown men carrying to commute. Now I'm back for a second Kanken for me, this time in the 17" size as well, as I want a bit more space for an upcoming "adventure" trip. I have not used it yet, but it's identical to the style my husband has, so I know it will work great. The purple color is beautiful but slightly different than pictured on the screen (a bit lighter).
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