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Fjallraven Kanken Review: The Only Personal Item You’ll Ever Need for Flying

Fjallraven Kanken Review

Price and Where to Buy the Fjallraven Kanken 15″ Laptop Backpack: $110 on Fjallraven’s website.


  • Hidden padded laptop sleeve on backside allows optimal space in large compartment.
  • Handy front-zip backpack for easy access.
  • Side pocket in main compartment to store folders, magazines etc.
  • Can fit a weekend (or more) worth of clothes in main compartment.
  • Two side pockets for water bottle, umbrella, etc.
  • Sturdy straps with padding.
  • Top handles snap together so bag can also be carried.
  • Comes in over a dozen colors.
  • Made of sturdy Vinylon-F material with YKK zippers.

Fjallraven backpack


  • Zippers can sometimes catch on the corners but with use become easier to use.
  • On the expensive side for a bag or daypack.

How the Fjallraven Kanken 15″ Laptop Backpack Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. This is the only personal item I travel with now. It’s great for storing a laptop and all your essentials during a short or long flight, and it doubles as a great daypack for walking around a destination.
  • Value: 9/10. It’s a little bit on the expensive side, but it will be the only bag you will want to travel with from now on, especially if you travel with a laptop.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. It’s sleek and minimal design goes with everything and looks great with any outfit. I’ve gotten so many compliments on mine already.

Final Verdict: I highly recommend this backpack if you travel often and have a laptop with you. It fits a ton in the main compartment and fits nicely under the seat in front of you. For non-travel days, it’s great to use as a daypack and I even took it recently on a weekend trip as my only bag, and had no problem fitting everything. Even if you just commute to work back and forth with a laptop, I would highly recommend it.

Ashley is always on the lookout for cool new travel gear. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for more advice on travel hacks and destination ideas.

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at

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