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Fjallraven Kanken Review

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4.5 Rating based on 5,765 reviews
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We have checked 5,765 reviews of the Fjallraven Kanken. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.5 out of 5.

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We read and checked 5,765 reviews from experts and users. Here's what they think about the Fjallraven Kanken bag:

Reviewers like these things about Fjallraven Kanken

  • Users have noted that the Fjallraven Kanken backpack has an iconic design which has been in style ever since.
  • Many of the reviewers indicated that its Vinylon F material is resistant to dirt and water.
  • Other reviewers thought that it is easy to clean the bag.
  • Laptop users found it easy to store their gadgets due to a padded sleeve dedicated for laptops.
  • Other reviewers said that the bag's pockets made it easy to organize and access personal belongings.
  • Users recommend the bag for everyday use including work use and commuting.
  • Several users felt that it was easy to carry the bag due to its top snap handles.
  • Users liked that it can hold a variety of things well.
  • Other users commended its ability to store items safely and securely.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Due to its relatively small size, a few reviewers felt that it could use more small pockets for small valuables.
  • A reviewer thought that the bag might be smaller than expected.


Fjallraven Kanken popularity compared with 2101 other bags. The Kanken is one of the most popular bags around.


Average rating 4.5 based on 5,765 reviews
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Selected Reviews

Pack Hacker
Jesi Hoolihan
Posted 24 March 2018
If you’re headed on a run of the mill adventure where technical gear isn’t needed, this bag will get the job done while amping up your cool factor! The style and function are on point for most occasions, and there are a few subtle security features that we liked.
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Remake Style
Posted 5 December 2017
It is a small backpack that is actually made to for use by children. Because of its size, it is typical to use as an everyday bag for window shopping or scenic spot tours where you can’t be bothered by handbags or sling bags.
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Her Packing List
Ali Garland
Posted 21 March 2017
I highly recommend the Fjällräven Kånken to everyone who wants a simple, light-weight, durable bag that does exactly what it’s supposed to, with no extra fuss (or weight).
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Rush Faster
Posted 7 March 2017
If you’re looking for an adaptable everyday bag that complements your look, the Fjallraven Kanken is a great choice. You just can’t argue with almost 40 years of history.
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The Travel Tester
Nienke Krook
Posted 24 September 2015

The Travel Tester
Nienke Krook
Posted 24 September 2015

Backpack Specs

Fjallraven Kanken
DimensionsHeight15-17.7 in (38.1-45 cm)
Width10.6-13.8 in (26.9-35.1 cm)
Length5.1 in (13 cm)
Price range$$
Based on 135 reported specs.

Fjallraven Kanken laptop

Fjallraven Kanken Laptop

Capacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Price range$$
Based on 57 reported specs.

Fjallraven Kanken mini

Fjallraven Kanken Mini

DimensionsHeight11.4-15 in (29-38.1 cm)
Width7.9-10.6 in (20.1-26.9 cm)
Length5.1 in (13 cm)
Price range$$
Based on 79 reported specs.


  • Side pockets
  • Carry-on size
  • Laptop compartment
  • Organizer panel
  • Reflective
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Water resistant
Actual features depend on model


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Rating4.5 based on 5,765 reviews
Capacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight0.4-1.7 lb (0.2-0.8 kg)

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Fjallraven Kanken photos from Amazon.com, Eastern Mountain Sports, Moosejaw and Outland USA. All specs and features are based on automatic shopdata reports. Please check the specs/features before buying.

Last updated on May 23, 2018

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