U.S. markets open in 7 hours 50 minutes

This cult-favourite Fjallraven Kanken backpack is on sale right now

Looking for more of the best deals, latest celebrity news and hottest trends? Sign up for Yahoo Lifestyle Canada’s newsletter!

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in peach pink

Yahoo Lifestyle Canada is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

If you’re looking for a cute backpack, either for a daily bag or eventual bag to carry to school or work, Fjällräven is a brand you’ve likely seen before — and one of their most popular bags is currently on sale as part of Nordstrom’s Spring Sale.

What is it?

Originally designed for Swedish schoolchildren in the 1970s, this iconic backpack is practical, functional and durable. Crafted from water-resistant, Vinylon F fabric, this lightweight bag uses a two-way zip-around closure with a rain flap, meaning your valuables won’t get wet. Meant for commuting to work or school and traveling the world, the Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack is easy to pack and wear 

Available in 12 colours and big enough to fit most 13” laptops, this bag also has adjustable straps and snap-together top-carry handles for versatility. It also includes a foam insert for cushioning which can be removed and used as an on-the-go seat pad. 

Guaranteed to provide ultimate comfort as a backpack, this bag was designed to support the backs of children, straightening and reducing poor posture. 

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Warm Yellow

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in warm yellow

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

What people are saying

A cult favourite for good reason, this backpack is both stylish and functional whether you’re prepping for a long trek or simply commuting to the office.  

“I’ve been eyeing this for a long while and the red colour caught my eye in store. So, impulsive buying took over me. I’m so surprised at how much it holds. The square shape and generous zipper makes it easy to access and the materials are well made. Water resistant, durable, strong but not cheap. Not scratchy canvas, it’s like a nice smooth almost-waxy texture. Unique. Just the right thickness. It fits my surface pro, iPad, 8x11 folders, makeup, keys and phone with extra space,” raves one customer. “I love it! Buying another.”

“I have bought this backpack three different times, I love it! It fits an insane amount inside – I can pack for a whole weekend (and I’m an over packer). It is also water resistant, and I can throw it in the wash when it needs a little clean up,” adds another.

While most customers love this bag for its ability to hold all of the essentials, some wish it was a bit bigger. 

“The only thing that isn't the best about this bag is the small side pockets. My 21oz hydroflask used to fit just perfectly in my old Kånken, however, with the new one I recently ordered, the pockets are a bit tighter and the bottle no longer fits,” reads one review. 

“This backpack is great! When it arrived I was super excited. It is a little small but overall it fits most of my belongings… the essentials. I like that it has side pockets to put my water bottle in,” adds another. 

The verdict 

The Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack is loved by many for its ability to be both functional and stylish, however, if you are someone who has a lot of essentials, this may not be for you. This backpack promises to have enough room for the necessities, but if you’re an over-packer, it may not have enough space to suit your needs. 

Shop it below. 

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Acorn

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in acorn

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Autumn Leaf

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in autumn leaf

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Black

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in black

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Burnt Orange

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in burnt orange

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Deep Red

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in deep red

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Fog

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in fog

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Navy

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in navy

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Ochre

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in ochre

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Peach Pink

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in peach pink

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Rowan Red

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in rowan red

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in Super Grey

Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack in super grey

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90 (originally $120)

Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.