Fj llr ven Foldsack No. 1 - Take on any adventure with the awesome Foldsack No. 1 backpack from Fjällräven®.
Main compartment can hold all your daily essentials.
Front zip pocket with padded bottom for additional storage.
Durable metal buckles for main opening.
Padded, adjustable shoulder straps for a custom fit.
Leather details throughout.
I love this backpack. I've been searching for my "perfect" school/life bag for a while now, and I finally feel like I can rest. Here are some helpful things to know: Pros -comfortable on your back. -sturdy material (it feels like it'll last a lifetime if I treat it well). My stuff was okay after walking in a light drizzle, but rain might be iffy. -this bag just looks good. It's not puffy or wide while you're wearing it. -can hold a decent amount (notebooks, laptop, planner, lunch), but it isn't large by any means. Cons -the exterior zip pocket is just a pouch (no internal organization -price. It was expensive, which was hard to swallow for a backpack. Now that I have the bag and can see I'll be getting years of use out of it, the price doesn't seem so bad. I just won't be buying another bag ever again, which is okay because this one is so terrific.
I love how it looks but it's awkward to use. The main compartment straps have to be undone to get into the zippered pocket in front. Those strap clips are hard to undo, though I appreciate the dark metal, not plastic. Since the strap clasp makes it hard to get into either compartment, I will end up leaving the main one open and things will fall out of the top since there's no additional closure at the top. Also, no place to hook keys inside or out. So if you need your keys you have to take the bag off, open the two clasp straps, open the zippered front pocket and find them in there. Or wear your keys on your pants. Not something I always want to do and sometimes I wear skirts or dresses. I wish it were slightly more ergonomic -- curved straps and a removable chest clasp would make it useable for a day hike, not just looking good in the city. The fabric is beautiful: mid-weight, matte, smooth and waterproof. I got the dark grey which is more of an off-black. The bag appears quite small but fits more than you'd think inside. There are a couple of snaps at the top sides which make it easier to access your stuff and expand the bag a bit if needed. Can fit laptop, large water bottle, extra sweater, a couple of small books, snacks. The laptop sleeve is padded on the bottom and back but not the front (inside), and fits my 15" macbook pro. I wanted something minimalist but minimalism means every detail should be well-thought-out. This bag is okay, but not quite good enough.