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Fjallraven Kanken Review

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4.5 Rating based on 5,276 reviews
Fjallraven Kanken backpack
Fjallraven Kanken handbag
We have checked 5,276 reviews of the Fjallraven Kanken. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.5 out of 5.

This bag is available as both a backpack and a handbag. The most popular model is the Fjallraven Kanken .

Fjallraven Kanken
Fjallraven Kanken
Fjallraven Kanken
Fjallraven Kanken
Fjallraven Kanken
Fjallraven Kanken

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.


Average rating 4.5 based on 5,276 reviews reviews
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Selected Reviews

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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The Travel Tester
Nienke Krook
Posted 24 September 2015


Simple Victoria
Posted 15 September 2017

Esther Adé
Posted 16 April 2017

Eliza Roche
Posted 4 December 2016


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

Fjallraven Kanken vs similar bags

Fjallraven Raven

Fjallraven Raven

  • Slightly better rated (4.8 vs 4.5 based on a total of 5,500 reviews)
  • 2 models available, capacity 20-28 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 28 L/kg


Ranks 6 compared with the other Fjallraven bags
Ranks 4 compared with other kids backpacks

Bag photos from Amazon.com (bag), Amazon.com (backpack) and Moosejaw (handbag).

Last updated on March 22, 2018

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