Why We Chose The Fjällräven Keb 52: Low carbon footprint, unique back system, durable build.
Now here’s a thing of beauty. Fjällräven’s brand new Keb 52 backpack really does boast some great materials.
There’s that tried and tested and eco-friendly G-1000 which provides long term durability as well as excellent water resistance (when you’ve stuck a bit of Fjällräven’s Greenland Wax on it). On the base and sides there’s the all-new Bergshell waterproof fabric which is made from a recycled nylon. Then, last but not least there’s that superb wood frame which, according to Fjällräven, reduces the CO2 emissions during the bag’s production by 90%. Top notch.
The Keb 52 is part of Fjällräven’s technical trekking collection, and unsurprisingly, this makes for an excellent pack for going the distance with. At 52 litres, it’s just the right size for, say, hiking the West Highland Way with, or even for just weekend overnight trips. The amount of adjustment points on it certainly helps in that regard, with the potential to change the volume to suit the load you’re carrying.
The back system is easily adjusted to suit different back lengths, it’s generously padded and also provides a touch of ventilation. As is the case with the brand’s other range of packs, the Kaipack series, there’s a nice bit of lumbar support and a comfortable, supportive, slightly pre-curved hibelt.