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★★★★☆

“Brilliant buy”

Written on: 09/07/2012

First of all, the classic Kånken came in so many amazing colours that it was even hard to choose one for myself. It took quite a while for me before I finally narrowed down my choices to a Classic Ox Red and Royal Blue. Waiting for it to arrive was quite an exciting experience since I rarely ordered products online. The processing and mailing out time was prompt and efficient, according to the useful tracking number they provided. I found myself checking the tracking information constantly, only to find out that the only slight delay I experienced was when the package was hand over to the Singapore Post. Other than that, the bag matched up to my high expectations. 

However, I found the material of the bag to be hard, and the front pocket to be too small for my wallet. I would have liked more compartments inside of the bag. It would have been better too if the website, http://www.ilovemykanken.com/ had shown what the insides of the bag looked as customers like myself prefer to have a more complete idea of the appearance and function of the products. Despite this, I love how my recent purchase is sturdy and I can see myself carrying it for years to come, even for non-school purposes. I believe that the bag would look even better in years to come. 

Another recommendable element to it is its waterproofed material. Unfortunately, I was caught in a heavy downpour on the first day I decided to use it. Needless to say, I was drenched even though I shared my small umbrella with a friend. To my surprise, the insides of my bag were completely dry. 

On the down side, I paid for my bag in full and as a student, it was really out of my budget. My purchase came with free worldwide shipping and an additional 10% off with a promo code, but despite the price deductions, the bag was still considerably more expensive than other bag packs. As much as I would like to buy more Kånken bags for my own use, the prices remain the main negative factor in preventing me to do so.

I have also recently discovered that quite a few people in Singapore has the exact same bag as me. The gaining popularity of the brand here is slightly annoying due to the exclusivity that the brand and its bags hold otherwise. In contrary, it does show how well Fjällräven Kånken is doing in my country.

Overall, a brilliant bag that I would highly recommend to others. Well done!