User Review: Fjallraven Kajka 75
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 280 Euros
I dub this "the best backpack ever" and show it off to everyone I can. It's so roomy, so sturdy and has so many features without being over the top. This is obviously designed by someone who treks a lot and knows what they want in a pack.
- External side pockets — don't compromise on space
- Adjustable back straps — lots of options
- Sturdy and great material
- Best backpack I've ever seen
- Heavy (~4kg)
- Mesh hip-pockets great for ventilation, bad for protecting phone /snagging
It's got a great adjustable frame padding; both up and down and across for a narrower fit; the hip strap is so comfortable and the top is removable and very adjustable.
The amazing little features include:
- An extra mesh lining on the lower unit for drip-drying while you hike;
- No bulky rear pockets to keep the weight centered;
- Huge (like 10lt) external side pockets that don't compromise on space - you can fit hiking boots int here!;
- Top and side entry with solid zips - you can pack it like a suitcase, zip it up & hike 12 hours using the top entry;
- Big drink holders on each side;
- Extendable lid that you can remove and use as a day bag if you want;
- Two hip-pockets for compass/pocketknife/phone/gps (I have mesh pockets which aren't great for rain or scrub, but have seen solid pockets in photos);
- Strong and durable, this pack will last forever.
Multi day treks around the world (Patagonia, The Alps, Australia and New Zealand)
We have a new baby, so my wife and I can cram everything into the Fjallraven and the other carries our bub.
Great travel bag as well — the top compartment has three zips you can fill with passports, change of clothes and toiletries you can use as a daybag while storing the rest of the pack during day trips.