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Why Fjällräven Backpacks Lead the Way


Fjällräven Backpacks: Introduction

Fjällräven Introduction

Torn stitching, broken zippers, worn out handle, we’ve all been there. Or have we?

Fjällräven backpack owners may beg to differ!

The key to the Fjällräven backpack is the material it’s made of, G-1000, a densely woven fabric made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton.

According to the fine folk at Fjällräven, G-1000 is a “well-proven outdoor classic that will prepare you for all types of adventures, all year round, without limitations.”

But wait, there’s plenty more to these gems than just their innovative G-1000 material.

Fjällräven Backpacks: Style

Fjällräven Style

While Fjällräven designers place a heavy emphasis on practicality and durability, they don’t skimp on style either.

Both the Kanken and Kanken No.2 backpacks have established themselves as popular fashion accessories worldwide.

The Kanken No.2 re-envisages the style of the original Kanken and is stylishly finished with a detailed leather trim.

At its core, the Fjällräven style is simple and understated, with a smooth touch of Swedish elegance.

Additionally, Fjällräven regularly release newly updated styles of their most popular packs (including limited edition releases), so be sure to keep an eye out for these to drop.

Fjällräven Backpacks: Versatility

Fjällräven Versatility

From everyday use to travel or hiking, there’s a Fjällräven for everyone.

Importantly, most Fjällräven packs offer multifaceted usability, and are designed to stand up to the wear and tear of regular outdoor use.

For example, the Foldsack No.1 and Rucksack No.21 both offer spacious top-loading main compartments, padded carrying support, and laptop storage, up to 15″. Moreover, they are both made of Heavy Duty G-1000 material for long-lasting usability.

Some Fjällräven packs are also equipped with a seat pad, located in the back pocket, that can be taken out when you need to sit down and take a break.

Fjällräven Backpacks: Durability

Fjällräven Durability

As mentioned earlier, durability is the cornerstone of all Fjällräven products.

For the most part, this is thanks to hardwearing G-1000 material used in production.

Since Fjällräven was established in 1960, G-1000 has steadily evolved to be available in five different versions. Of which, G-1000 Heavy Duty is particularly relevant to backpacks.

G-1000 Heavy Duty takes durability to a new level by incorporating Greenland Wax to reinforce areas that are susceptible to extra hard wear.

For those after a rugged pack that incorporates Fjällräven’s G-1000 Heavy Duty technology, check out the Rucksack No.21.

Best Fjällräven Backpacks

Best Fjällräven Backpacks

It’s time for the big reveal. Listed below are out top three Fjällräven backpack picks — based on style, comfort, durability, and value.

Fjällräven packs have evolved significantly since their inception more than fifty years ago. The Fjällräven range has expanded to include a diverse collection of shoulder bags, hip packs, totes, and outdoor backpacks.

The trusty Kanken is still as popular as ever and can be found in a huge range of styles and sizes.

Overall, we consider these three packs below to be the best Fjällräven backpacks on the market.

Winner - Kanken No.2 Backpack

"Leading the way is the Fjällräven Kanken No.2. The Kanken No.2 is not available in as many sizes and variations as the original Kanken, but does manage to surpass it on the style front, thanks to some smart external leather details."

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Size: 16" H x 11" W x 6.5" D

Volume: 18L

Carry Handle: Yes

Material: G-1000® HeavyDuty

Laptop Sleeve: Yes

Fjallraven Kanken No. 2 Laptop 15" Backpack

as of July 19, 2024 1:18 pm

Second Place - Kanken 17" Backpack

"The original backpack of the Fjällräven collection is the iconic Kanken. Available in a huge range of sizes and dimensions, the Kanken will always be an excellent choice. If you're want a tough and versatile everyday pack, the Kanken is for you."

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Size: 17" H x 12" W x 7" D

Volume: 20L

Carry Handle: Yes

Material: G-1000® HeavyDuty

Laptop Sleeve: Yes

Fjallraven Kanken Laptop 17" Backpack
as of July 19, 2024 1:18 pm

Third Place - Rucksack No.21

"The Rucksack No.21 is a rugged everyday pack that expands to comfortably fit the daily belongings, including a laptop up to 15". For additional protection, the Rucksack No.21 features dual external buckle closure."

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Size: 17.5" H x 11" W x 5" D

Volume: 20 L

Material: G-1000® HeavyDuty

Laptop Sleeve: Yes

Side Pockets: Two

Fjallraven Rucksack No. 21 Medium Backpack
as of July 19, 2024 1:18 pm

Do you own a Fjällräven backpack? Let us know how it’s performing for you in the comments below!

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