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Fjallraven Kaipak Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 13 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Kaipak - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

99% of the reviewers give the Fjallraven Kaipak a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (87%)
Good (12%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Fjallraven Kaipak:

Reviewers like these things about the Fjallraven Kaipak

  • Many reviewers recommend the Fjallraven Kaipack Pocket backpack for trekking, day trips, and short hikes.
  • Users found it durable due to its robust G-1000 Eco HeavyDuty material.
  • Reviewers praised it pockets which can fit several objects including phones, wallets, and electronics.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag found its compression straps essential in keeping the pack fit even when there are a few things in it.
  • With its capability, users are ensured that the pack is long-lasting.
  • Other users praised the optimal fitting it provides due to its adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Testers have found the bag to be comfortable when used.
  • Users thought that it was easy to stash trekking poles through its attachment points.
  • Other reviewers noted that its hip belt might be detached when not needed.
  • According to some users, its rain cover inclusion is vital to keep the bag safe under bad weather.
  • For security, a whistle is attached to the chest strap.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noted that the pack lacks a designated place for a hydration bladder.
  • Another user thought that bag might be a little bit bigger than the average backpack.


Crowdsourced specs across all Fjallraven Kaipak models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2-4.6 oz (0.9-2.1 kg)
Length iconLength11-18 in (28-46 cm)
Width9-12 in (23-30 cm)
Height14-22 in (36-56 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Fjallraven Kaipak 38

75% choose the Fjallraven Kaipak 38

75 %

Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength11 in (28 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Fjallraven Kaipak 28

25% choose the Fjallraven Kaipak 28

25 %

Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength11 in (28 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height22 in (56 cm)

Fjallraven Kaipak 38 vs Kaipak 28

The two most popular Fjallraven Kaipak models are the Kaipak 38 and the Kaipak 28, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Fjallraven Kaipak bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Kaipak 38 which is choosen by 75% (3 times as many as the 25% that choose the Kaipak 28).

Kaipak 38Kaipak 28
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Kaipak 38 is typically around $60 more expensive than the Kaipak 28, but check the deals before you buy.

Kaipak 38Kaipak 28

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Kaipak 38 is 0.3 kg (10.6 oz) lower than the weight of the Kaipak 28.

Kaipak 38Kaipak 28

If we look at dimensions, both the Kaipak 38 and the Kaipak 28 has the same length (11 in). Both bags are the same width (12 in), while the height of the Kaipak 38 is 8 in (20 cm) less than the height of the Kaipak 28 (14 vs. 22 in).

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Fjallraven Kaipak features:
  • Raincover included
  • Compression straps

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Water resistant
  • Hip belt

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Fjallraven Kaipak models (the most popular choice is the Kaipak 38).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

2828 l2.3 oz0.08 oz/L


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The Fjallraven Kaipak ranks #3 compared with the other Fjallraven bags.

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The Fjallraven Kaipak ranks #535 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Bag ID 31546. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019