The Classic Fjällräven Kånken Backpack Review for Travelers

Read on to find out more about why Camilla highly recommends this perfectly-sized, classic 16L Kånken backpack.

– Lightweight (300g) & built to     last – Perfect 16L carry-on,    personal     item, or daypack size – Water-resistant fabric – Lots of fun colors to choose     from


– Lacking pockets and     compartments – Additional purchase of shoulder    pads needed for extra comfort – Classic version not    recommended for carrying    laptops


I’ve had my Fjällräven Kånken for at least five years. I’ve mostly used it for school, but I also traveled a week in London with it as a carry-on. For my biology project at university I spent a month out in the woods with it as a daypack.

Review: The Fjällräven Kånken Basics

The Fjällräven Kånken in the classic 16L size goes for about €79, but I always use it with the additional shoulder pads for €20.

For this review I put a full binder into it to show the size, but you can easily stuff even more things into it, like some clothes around the sides. I usually put in one or two packing cubes that work as my organizers for my small things.

Top Fjällräven Kånken Backpack Feature

This is a bag that lasts. I love that it is so durable (no wear and tear after 5 years of use, except the discoloured bottom), as well as washable.

Backpack Testing & Durability

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