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Fjallraven Kanken Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.03
based on 14,560 reviews


We have checked many thousands of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Kanken - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


83% of the reviewers give the Fjallraven Kanken a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (70%)
Good (13%)
Average (6%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (6%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the 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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Fjallraven Kanken models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity7-20 l (427-1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.2-1 oz (0.1-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength4-6.5 in (10-17 cm)
Width2-11 in (5-28 cm)
Height2-15 in (5-38 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

School
Travel
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Backpacking



Popular Models


Fjallraven Kanken Mini

87% choose the Fjallraven Kanken Mini

87 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Brown
Green
Grey
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
Yellow


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity7 l (427 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.2 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength5 in (13 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Fjallraven Kanken Classic

13% choose the Fjallraven Kanken Classic

13 %
Colors and combinations:

Orange
Red






Fjallraven Kanken classic vs Kanken mini


The two most popular Fjallraven Kanken models are the Kanken classic and the Kanken mini, so let's compare them:

The Kanken classic
Fjallraven Kanken Classic

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Fjallraven Kanken bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Kanken mini which is choosen by 87% (6.7 times as many as the 13% that choose the Kanken classic).

Kanken classicKanken mini
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in orange and red. Only the Kanken mini is available in black, blue, brown, green, grey, pink, purple and yellow.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Fjallraven Kanken features:
  • Side pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Water resistant
  • Carry-on size
  • Reflective
  • Laptop compartment
  • Seam taped
  • Windproof
  • Organizer panel
  • Waterproof

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 Kanken models (the most popular choice is the Kanken mini).




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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
mini7 l0.2 oz0.03 oz/L
1313 l0.6 oz0.05 oz/L
216 l1 oz0.06 oz/L
laptop20 l1 oz0.05 oz/L


Fjallraven Kanken
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Fjallraven Bags

The Fjallraven Kanken ranks #9 compared with the other Fjallraven bags.

7Fjallraven Raven
4.07
Fjallraven Raven
8Fjallraven Rucksack
4.04
Fjallraven Rucksack
9Fjallraven Kanken
4.03
Fjallraven Kanken
10Fjallraven Foldsack
3.99
Fjallraven Foldsack
11Fjallraven Greenland
3.77
Fjallraven Greenland

vs All Bags

The Fjallraven Kanken ranks #1148 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1146Gregory Stout
4.03
Gregory Stout
1147Fjallraven Kanken
4.03
Fjallraven Kanken
1148Timbuk2 Jet
4.03
Timbuk2 Jet
1149Sea to Summit Rapid
4.03
Sea to Summit Rapid
1150Travelpro Maxlite
4.03
Travelpro Maxlite



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Fjallraven Kanken vs the Fjallraven Raven.

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Fjallraven Kanken vs Fjallraven Raven


Fjallraven Kanken
Fjallraven Kanken

4.03

Based on 14,560 reviews
Capacity: 7-20 l
Weight: 0.2-1 oz
Price: $$


Fjallraven Raven
Fjallraven Raven

4.07
BEST
Based on 391 reviews

Capacity: 7-20 l
Weight: 0.8-2.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Kanken is rated about the same as the Raven.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 14,951 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kanken is the same size as the biggest Raven (both 20 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kanken is 110% lighter than the biggest Raven (1 oz vs 2.1 oz).

FeatureKankenRaven
Carry-on size
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Water resistant
Waterproof
Windproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green
Red
Black

Only the Kanken is available in these colors:
Pink
Purple
Yellow
Orange
Brown
Grey







Selected Reviews


Pack Hacker people

Pack Hacker

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.

Posted 24 March 2018 by Jesi Hoolihan - Read full review


Remake Style

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.

Posted 5 December 2017 by Mary - Read full review

Her Packing List

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).

Posted 21 March 2017 by Ali Garland - Read full review

Rush Faster

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.

Posted 7 March 2017 - Read full review

The Travel Tester people

The Travel Tester


Posted 24 September 2015 by Nienke Krook


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Last updated on May 12, 2019