Fjallraven Quality! Fjallraven Keb 52L Backpack Review

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After over 6 months of testing Luke is ready to pass on his Agenda Free Review of the Fjallraven Keb 52L backpack!

Will it live up to the high standards which are often associated with Fjallraven?

Find out now!

Price : $275

Weight : Almost 5lbs (4lb 15.7oz)

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Colors : Men, Blue and black

Women : Black, red navy blue

Versions : 52L (3173cu in) and a 72L

Sexes : The Keb is available in men and womens makes.

Sizes : One fits all

Made from new Bergshell fabric and well-proven G -1000 HeavyDuty Eco S – it offers outstanding performance in challenging terrain.

trekking backpack with ski touring functionality.

Made from G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco S with base and side sections in Bergshell, a waterproof 400D ripstop fabric made from 31% recycled nylon.

YKK zipers

Wooden frame made from FSC-certified birch.

Narrow profile gives freedom of movement on technical treks/ski trips.

Ergonomic carrying system with snow-repellent stretch fabric.

Carrying system can easily be adapted to fit a wide range of back lengths.

Supportive hip belt and shaped shoulder straps.

All features designed for easy handling with winter gloves on.

Large main compartment with snowlock closure.

Top lid with two zippered pockets.

The hip belt has two pockets plus loops for pulling a toboggan.

Hydration system compatible.

Rain cover included.

Pros :

After countless months and dozens and dozens of trips out, I’m ready to share with you all my thoughts on the Keb pack.

Top notch quality

Excellent burly materials which will last

Torso length can be adjusted

Fit & Wear Comfort : is absolutely excellent and in fact, this is without a doubt one of the most comfortable packs that I have ever used no matter how much weight I have put in it. Even with loadouts up to 35lbs the pack continued to be comfortable and manageable.

Excellent weight distribution.

It sits where it needs to sit on your body, is adjustable where it needs to be and has excellent padding on the shoulders and waist belt.

Dual access; size and top is excellent.

Excellent side pockets for bottles and additional gear; nicely designed so you can use them when you need them or get them out of the way when you don’t. Stretchy is a plus.

Excellent compression straps

Sleeping bag zipper at the bottom

Good amount of pockets for organizing and quick access items.

G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S material, made from recycled polyester and organic cotton (can be made water-resistant with Greenland Wax for more extreme weather conditions).

Keb has a very slim profile and doesn’t fall far from your back. It’s a good shape that leads to stability when hiking even on slick or steep terrain.

The bottom and sides are made from the completely new waterproof Bergshell fabric, made from recycled nylon. Then there is the external frame of (FSC certified) birch. According to Fjällräven, CO2 emissions during the production of the backpack are reduced by 90%.

Cons :

Back of pack offer padding but isn’t the most breathable of packs. Not the best, not the worst as far as ventilation goes. With that being said, you will sweat with enough effort with any pack on.

Hop pockets are not very good in my opinion. Big enough to hold small items but unfortunately can’t be opened one handed. To open and close, it takes two hands; one to hold the pocket and one to pull the zipper

As you fill the main compartment the front pocket becomes tighter and tighter;

This is a slender pack which can make accessing your gear from the top…luckily you have the side access!

Summary :

comfort, durability and robustness

Truly one of the best packs that I have used in years and is worth every penny in my opinion. I purchased this with my own money, I don’t care if you buy one as that isn’t of any significance to me.

Consider : 52L may not be enough space for everyone; consider what you carry and whether or not you need a larger pack. If you are in doubt, there is the 72L version to consider.

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