Comfort and practicality are standout points with the backpacks and rucksacks developed by Swedish brand Fjallraven.
Since their introduction, the Fjallraven backpack has transitioned from being an outdoor bag as customers have found that they are more than suitable for many uses.
The brand prides itself on developing functional, simple yet stylish items which will last their customers for years to come.
The company which has been selling its products 1978 aims to create products that never go out of style whilst always remaining useful.
Undoubtedly Fjallraven are a brand worth considering especially their backpacks. This is our top choices for Fjallraven backpacks!
Fjallraven Backpack Review
The Fjallraven Kanken Daypack is a backpack with a simplistic, functional Swedish design. First introduced in the late 70s, this backpack has been serving its purpose for almost 40 years.
This 100% polyester Swedish backpack is made of Vinylon F, a unique material which is described as a durable, waterproof and abrasion proof fabric. The fabric also promises to get better with age, as it softens with each wash the fibres also tighten as time goes on so the longer you have the bag, the better looking it’ll get.
The Kanken backpack which was designed with outdoor life in mind is made to last users for years. The 15 x 10.6 x 5.1 inch dimension fits a range of everyday items including a laptop as well as various items which would be used for outdoor activity including cameras and hiking equipment.
Its durability and multi-pocketed design makes it suitable for a range of purposes with some Fjallraven backpack reviews suggesting it even works as a diaper bag. Its compartments are closed with a zip and as well as the usual two backpack straps, the Swedish bag features a handle strap on the top for easy carrying.
The Fjallraven Kanken comes in a variety of colors to match any outfit; however, judging by reviews of the Fjallraven backpack, there are complaints of visible scuffing on the lighter colored ones.
The Fjallraven Rucksack No.21 Daypack is larger than that of the Kanken with 4.7 x 16.5 x 9.8 inch dimensions and is made of a mixture of polyester and cotton.
Sticking to the usual purpose of the Fjallraven bags, the No.21 Daypack’s size means it’s useful for travelling and long days. The rucksack is closed with two adjustable buckles over a flap closure making it secure and possible to adjust for the days you’ve over packed a little. It also has a drawstring closure for further security and rain protection.
Its straps are pretty thick so those with back problems need not worry about pain.
The Fjallraven Rucksack has three exterior pockets, one interior zip and three slip pockets including a thermos pocket. The inner pocket is large enough to fit a laptop and doesn’t touch the bottom of the bag so your laptop won’t be hurt when you aggressively dump the bag on the floor after a long day.
The Swedish rucksack is quite large so would probably be a bit too much for everyday use – unless you’re one of those people who leave the house with nearly everything they own. It fits enough for short term travels, but the material is not fully waterproof and according to reviews of the Fjallraven backpack, it would need additional waxing to make it so.
The Fjallraven Foldsack No.1 Daypack is a polyester and cotton blend rucksack that is 5.9 x 11.8 x 15.8 inches in dimension.
The lightweight design has one interior pocket and one exterior pocket; the exterior pocket takes up almost the whole length of the bag.
Despite its lack of padding and its thin material, the bag is just as sturdy as any other in the Fjallreven line.
It is large enough for a laptop which can be held in the bags inner sleeve. However with no other organisational pockets, this Fjallraven rucksack will not suit those who like to compartmentalize their belongings as everything will be swimming around with no order.
For this reason, the Fjallraven Foldsack No.1 Daypack might not be the first choice for travel.
It closes with metal hooks which prove to be very secure but is not practical when it comes to quick and easy access. The flap also closes over the front pocket covering it, so users will have to unhook the bag to get into the exterior compartment which can be an annoyance to some.
The Fjallraven Classic Kanken Backpack was originally designed by the Swedish brand for the use of children.
As with the other Kanken bags, this is made with Fjallraven’s durable and waterproof Vinylon F fabric.
The 15 x 10.6 x 5.1 inch dimensions make it identical in size to the Kanken Daypack.
The reworked version of the classic Kanken is environmentally friendly as each bag is made from 11 recycled bottles.
Despite its compact appearance, the backpack is large enough to fit a standard laptop, schoolbooks, notebooks and other everyday items. It will easily suit the needs of anyone in school or work.
It has one external pocket which is large enough to fit smaller items that you’d want separated and easily accessible such as travel passes, phones and keys.
It has double hand straps across the top of it for times when users won’t want to carry the bag on their back. However, the sturdy straps mean that it is comfortable for everyday use so how you carry it is completely up to you.
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