When I said goodbye to my life as a full-time student last year, I didn’t imagine needing a backpack ever again. For my working life I bought myself a nice bag in which my laptop could fit. It became clear very quickly that a no-backpack life wasn’t for me. I love taking my sketchbooks, e-reader, magazines and more when I go for a trip (because you never know when things might become boring and you need extra entertainment), so I started looking for one. And guys, I’ve found the perfect back pack for a packing mule like me!
I came across the Fjällräven backpacks a while ago. You can’t miss them, as they’re increasingly popular. And although I was a bit unsure about the quality, they made it to the top of my wishlist. So when I got a mail from the lovely people of Duifhuizen tassen en koffers asking if I was interested to review one of their backpacks it didn’t take me long to hop over to their site and start looking for a Fjällräven bag. I found the warm yellow one who’d stolen my heart and ordered it.
Although I was a bit hesitant to buy a brightly coloured backpack, it’s certainly no fluke. I already mentioned the bag in my first salary wishlist and when I (finally) get my 30 Day of Creativity images on the blog, you’ll see it pop up again.
Pretty much perfect
One of the reasons I love this Fjällräven Kanken bag so much is that it’s incredibly light. It’s not too big, yet still has space for all my things. Another thing I really love about it, it’s the way you can open it up almost completely. This is extremely handy when you’re trying to fit in all your things (or when you’re using it for travelling light, which I’m planning to). I also love that you can use it as a back pack or that you can use the handles on top to use it more as a regular bag.
I also discovered you can order an inset for holding camera equipment, which makes this the absolute perfect backpack for any blogger. The only negative part about the back pack is that it has not inner pocket for your keys or wallet. It has a small pocket on the outside, but I’m not trusting enough to put my valuables in there.
What’s in my backpack?
So, what’s usually in my backpack? I took pictures at two different times and there are a couple of things I never leave the house without.
- My trusty Fossil wallet, who’s been with me for years and is still going strong
- My phone, like hello, obviously!
- My handmade traveller’s journal / day planner / notebook. This used to be a day planner which I never took with me, but since adding the notebook I bring it along. Before I carried different notebooks with me, but the traveller’s journal replaces them now
- My sketchbook
- A pencil-case. I’m using a Hema one at the moment, which I liked because it was very flat. Even though I’m trying to take only the bare minimum it started filling up over the months
- A couple of other things. I always bring my headphone buds (for listening to my favourite podcasts), a refillable water container and a book or e-reader.
What’s in your bag most of the time? And are you a back pack person too?
This post is a collaboration with Duifhuizen.be who asked me to review one of their products. All opinions stated in this article are my own.