Fjällräven Kånken Dahlia




Key specs

Capacity
16 l
Main compartment closure
Zipper closure
Padded shoulder straps
No
Waist/hip strap
No
Chest strap
No

Pros and cons

According to our backpack expert
  • Pros:
    The reflective details increase your visibility in the dark.
  • Pros:
    The waterproof material of the backpack keeps your belongings dry when it rains.
  • Pros:
    The reinforced bottom offers protection for your belongings.
  • Con:
    With a 16-liter capacity, the backpack doesn't offer enough room for a large stack of textbooks.
Product Expert backpacks

The Fjällräven Kånken is a classic backpack that you use on the way to school, work or during a day trip. The backpack offers enough space for your daily necessities such as your wallet and lunch. In the front pocket of the bag you store smaller items such as your keys. Your water bottle is done in one of the side compartments. The backpack is made of Vinylon whose fibers swell when the material gets wet. This makes the fabric water-repellent and keeps your things dry. Do you want to take a rest after a brisk walk? Then remove the removable back from your backpack and you have a nice cushion to sit on.

Please note: we can use visuals from Coolblue of the same product in a different color.



Rating

Rating per section

Compartment layout
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8
Weight
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Fit
Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
7
Quality
Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
9
Functionality
Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
9

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
    4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
"Yes"
In the color: Forest Green

By SRL on 17 September 2019

  • Pros:
    Light
  • Con:
    uncomfortable

Looks really small.... but when you start unfolding and opening it up... it fits 2 large dossier plus alot of other stuff... it becomes a very big Box!
The bad part are the shoulder straps... buy the addon with cushions for the straps or else the straps will become very uncomfortable on heavy load.

  • Review score 4 out of 5 stars
    4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
"After 2 years the color is fading away"
In the color: UN Blue

By Alfi on 18 May 2019

  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Waterproof
  • Pros:
    Sustainable material
  • Con:
    After 2 years the color is fading
  • Con:
    The shoulder straps aren't comfortable for heavy loads

Last year I took this bag with me to Asia for 6 months. It did a good job for storing any miscellaneous items. I'm happy with my purchase, but the only mark is the discoloring after using for 2 years. Perhaps I'm not taking care good enough. I wash it by hand only when it gets really dirty.
And mine has a little hole on the bottom because I had to carry a sharp object and at some point, it made a hole.

Yes

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8
  • Pros:
    Light
  • Con:
    uncomfortable

Looks really small.... but when you start unfolding and opening it up... it fits 2 large dossier plus alot of other stuff... it becomes a very big Box!
The bad part are the shoulder straps... buy the addon with cushions for the straps or else the straps will become very uncomfortable on heavy load.

SRL | 17 September 2019 | In the color: Forest Green

After 2 years the color is fading away

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,4
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Waterproof
  • Pros:
    Sustainable material
  • Con:
    After 2 years the color is fading
  • Con:
    The shoulder straps aren't comfortable for heavy loads

Last year I took this bag with me to Asia for 6 months. It did a good job for storing any miscellaneous items. I'm happy with my purchase, but the only mark is the discoloring after using for 2 years. Perhaps I'm not taking care good enough. I wash it by hand only when it gets really dirty.
And mine has a little hole on the bottom because I had to carry a sharp object and at some point, it made a hole.

Alfi | 18 May 2019 | In the color: UN Blue

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
    4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
"Yes"
In the color: Forest Green

By SRL on 17 September 2019

  • Pros:
    Light
  • Con:
    uncomfortable

Looks really small.... but when you start unfolding and opening it up... it fits 2 large dossier plus alot of other stuff... it becomes a very big Box!
The bad part are the shoulder straps... buy the addon with cushions for the straps or else the straps will become very uncomfortable on heavy load.

  • Review score 4 out of 5 stars
    4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
"After 2 years the color is fading away"
In the color: UN Blue

By Alfi on 18 May 2019

  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Waterproof
  • Pros:
    Sustainable material
  • Con:
    After 2 years the color is fading
  • Con:
    The shoulder straps aren't comfortable for heavy loads

Last year I took this bag with me to Asia for 6 months. It did a good job for storing any miscellaneous items. I'm happy with my purchase, but the only mark is the discoloring after using for 2 years. Perhaps I'm not taking care good enough. I wash it by hand only when it gets really dirty.
And mine has a little hole on the bottom because I had to carry a sharp object and at some point, it made a hole.

Yes

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8
  • Pros:
    Light
  • Con:
    uncomfortable

Looks really small.... but when you start unfolding and opening it up... it fits 2 large dossier plus alot of other stuff... it becomes a very big Box!
The bad part are the shoulder straps... buy the addon with cushions for the straps or else the straps will become very uncomfortable on heavy load.

SRL | 17 September 2019 | In the color: Forest Green

After 2 years the color is fading away

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,4
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Waterproof
  • Pros:
    Sustainable material
  • Con:
    After 2 years the color is fading
  • Con:
    The shoulder straps aren't comfortable for heavy loads

Last year I took this bag with me to Asia for 6 months. It did a good job for storing any miscellaneous items. I'm happy with my purchase, but the only mark is the discoloring after using for 2 years. Perhaps I'm not taking care good enough. I wash it by hand only when it gets really dirty.
And mine has a little hole on the bottom because I had to carry a sharp object and at some point, it made a hole.

Alfi | 18 May 2019 | In the color: UN Blue

Specifications

Product

Product number
826095
Manufacturer code
23510-307
Brand
Fjällräven
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Suitable for user

Generation
Adults
Gender adults
Unisex

Dimensions and materials

Height
38 cm
Width
27 cm
Depth
13 cm
Capacity
16 l
Expandable
No
Material
Fabric
Fabric type
Vinylon
Weight
300 g
Color
Red

Storage options

Number of main compartments (Backpacks)
1
Main compartment closure
Zipper closure
Lockable zipper
No
Laptop compartment
No
Inner compartments
No
Front compartments
Yes
Number of front compartments
1
Side compartments
No

Carrying options

Number of shoulder straps
2
Adjustable shoulder straps
Yes
Padded shoulder straps
No
Chest strap
No
Waist/hip strap
No
Smart sleeve
No
Pullout handle
No
Wheels
No

Extra functionalities

Ventilated back
No
Hydration system possible
No
Rain cover included
No
Compression straps
No
External compression strap
No
Gear loops hiking poles/ice axes
No
Anti-theft protection
No
Water resistance
Splash proof