Fjallraven's Newest Backpack - Fjallraven Keb 52L - First Look

  • Published on Jul 22, 2019
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    For the Summer of 2019, Fjallraven has released the Keb Backpack which features a new version of the G-1000 Material which they are calling Bergshell!
    This is the first look at the Fjallraven Keb 52L backpack with Wooden Stays!

    Price : $275
    Weight : Almost 5lbs (4lb 15.7oz)
    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
    New for 2019 Fjallraven has released the Keb 52 backpack and what makes it very interesting is for me at least, the wood frame which I have only seen on one other of their pacts, the Kaija!
    Designed to be a year round backpack, it can be easily adjusted for most users.
    The pack features a narrow profile
    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.
    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.
    Side compression straps.
    Hydration system compatible.
    Rain cover included.
    Bergshell, Fjällräven’s very own waterproof and sustainable fabric, is made from 100% recycled nylon. It is developed specifically for backpacks and has a very high tear and tensile strength. But what makes it unique is a new flat ripstop construction combining airtextured yarn with filament yarn in a balanced weave that gives exceptional abrasion-resistance while also increasing tear strength.
    This means that the lifespan of the backpack is considerably increased.
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Comments • 137

  • Walter Cullars
    Walter Cullars 2 months ago

    aluminum frame lighter weight? I like it, but it's $. brand . Classy.

  • Flecktarnmann
    Flecktarnmann 2 months ago

    Decent backpack, considering the price it actually is rather bad even.

  • Drive YT Brand
    Drive YT Brand 3 months ago

    Thanks for the review 👍👍👍
    I'm not even lookin for this type backpack, but your review is always great, detailed, informative, Genuine.
    I'm actually looking for an edc backpack so now I'll re-watch yourrreview of Ibex backpack.

  • Martin Stengård
    Martin Stengård 4 months ago

    When do you think the full review is coming? I'm really interested in the 72L version. Keep up the good work!

  • Cindy neely
    Cindy neely 4 months ago +1


  • MutsFire
    MutsFire 4 months ago +1

    Fjällräven is Swedish and their Swedish site is worthless aswell :D
    They have sizing errors and no one knows how diffrent modells... took me 3 weeks to return and get a new pair, full price and their fault why I had to return it

  • TheTrailDancer
    TheTrailDancer 5 months ago

    Fjallraven is the best or one of the top 3 outdoor companies in existence! :) You should try the newly improved Keb Hiking Pants, incredible!

  • David Friesen
    David Friesen 5 months ago

    What is the main difference between 52W vs. 52?

    • MutsFire
      MutsFire 4 months ago +1

      The length of the back and curved sholderstraps (or whats it called)

  • Humanity and Conflicts
    Humanity and Conflicts 5 months ago

    This looks really good! I wonder how sweaty my back will be carrying this.

  • Beserker Viking
    Beserker Viking 5 months ago

    Good review, however for the price u'd expext some better features. Osprey packs have a fully u-zip opening on the front, thats so easy for un packing. Also when you remove their toplid you get a rainflap to cover to hood up, super nice as well.

  • Wildernessoutside
    Wildernessoutside 5 months ago

    you can't go wrong with Fjallraven backpacks they make common sense hardwearing equipment ,I own a couple abisko 75 and Nabisco frulit 45 and they are both great packs ,I may have to look at buying this one aswell Luke

  • Staedtler Fox
    Staedtler Fox 5 months ago

    I have little problem to adjusting the straps on this bag... Can't find the right place to make it feel same comfort as Abisko Friluft 45..

  • Maria Otero
    Maria Otero 5 months ago

    That's awesome 😊!

  • sawdust 69
    sawdust 69 5 months ago +1

    campsaver has fjallraven packs on sale right now, got this pack on sale for 192.00 the 72 for 209.00 bucks,
    pretty dang good.

  • Joseph Pessotti
    Joseph Pessotti 5 months ago


  • Fredi R
    Fredi R 5 months ago

    I like the idea of the wood stays but I’m not sure it’s an improvement over aluminum. I have a pack with aluminum stays. The stays can be adjusted to contour to your body.

  • Jakob W
    Jakob W 6 months ago

    How does this compare to GREGORY and OSPREY?

  • Steve Lucier
    Steve Lucier 6 months ago

    One size fits all! I would need the spine measurement range and hip measurement. Always interested in narrow packs that can pack a load enough for several days. However finding for 4' 8" through 5'2" is lol really difficult.

  • Ten Minute Tokyo 2
    Ten Minute Tokyo 2 6 months ago


  • Barr Chan
    Barr Chan 6 months ago

    Some guy compared it with the Lundhags Gneik?

  • TeaDouble_E
    TeaDouble_E 6 months ago

    Rather get a Savotta back pack.

  • Cristian Baluta
    Cristian Baluta 6 months ago

    I was about to check it till you said the weight :(

  • the mountain man
    the mountain man 6 months ago

    Lol i dont know were you all go shopping my ovik backpack sells for £300 in some places lol i picked mine up for £65 just go on there stuff on the amazon site n get the prime 30 day trisl as they give you a voucher to use online to buy stuff n takes a bit off the shipping costs too thats how i got my fjallraven backpack

  • Marjie Cleveland
    Marjie Cleveland 6 months ago

    Very nice backpack and the price is good!

  • Miles C. Anthony
    Miles C. Anthony 6 months ago

    Wow!!!! It's only TWO-HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS!!!!!!!! I know. This is ultra SUPER...tactical. It has sleeves for laptops! Pockets HERE, pockets THERE! All I see is the ashtray to a Mercedes, hold on...WOW! IT HAS A LEFT SIDE ONLY POCKET?! DAMN, man...that's GOT to be worth SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS! Let me guess. It's, wait, A SINGLE HUGE POCKET?! Well, holy fuck man! This is made out of something SPECIAL...right? And that's wood MINED FROM A MAGICAL FUCKING ASTEROID AND COST SO MANY LIVES TO PROCURE...riiiiiiiiiiiiiight? "Um, sir? It weighs three ounces. It took eight THOUSAND hours to construct. The wood...I don't give a shit. It's fucking ripstop fabric and WOOD. The joke writes itself. You can have this garbage. I'll stick to the shit that's hundreds less, lasts forever, ISN'T pretentious and overpriced and that's actually tough. You and others like you can walk around verbally masturbating in defense of this dead tech post modern BULLshit. For...fuck's...sake.

    • 7qF94LQP
      7qF94LQP 5 months ago

      Look at you go Girl!

  • Terry Weaver
    Terry Weaver 6 months ago +4

    I absolutely love Fjallraven. I think I wish I could bathe in it, lol!

  • Sidney Mathious
    Sidney Mathious 6 months ago

    That is a nice looking backpack, but I already have an American pack which is nice as well.

  • Dinnu Wicaksono
    Dinnu Wicaksono 6 months ago +2

    Hi Luke, nice review
    Here in Indonesia Keb 52 cost me $393 from authorized retailer, that shocked me when you say you pay only $275.
    I use it about 2 time for trekking and really impresed with how stable it is, I mean the narrower design work perfect.
    Also the bergshell is superb.

    • MutsFire
      MutsFire 4 months ago

      They pay "no" taxes in the states ;)

  • Joe Jackson
    Joe Jackson 6 months ago

    Excellent review, I really enjoyed it and found it extremely informative. Keep em coming!!!

  • Camp David
    Camp David 6 months ago

    Time to change you logo. You’re to big for the current one! 🤙🏻

  • TheCooperman666
    TheCooperman666 6 months ago

    looks bigger than 52L

  • Philip Jessup
    Philip Jessup 6 months ago

    A competing backpack called the Lundhags Gneik 54L is a bit cheaper. Don't know if it's in the North American market though.

  • Peter McPherson
    Peter McPherson 6 months ago

    That looks like an awesome pack but sadly for me out of my price range. I have been looking at a Mardingtop 50L pack for around $80. Have you or could you possibly do a review on this pack? Your opinion speaks volumes on a product to me.

  • Simon Xu
    Simon Xu 6 months ago

    cool but out of the way, anyone who is interested in review a water bottle with filter for camping, contact for more details.

  • Doughroaster Bushcraft And Survival

    Too many zips they should have just gone with the KISS principle

  • shcmoly
    shcmoly 6 months ago

    Not familiar with the brand but looks like similar quality & price to Gregory and others.

  • Hunter Marshall
    Hunter Marshall 6 months ago

    Thanks for the update! Can't wait for the review. I'm needing a decent pack.

  • Mike Davis
    Mike Davis 6 months ago

    Luke you’re a Fjallraven groupie lol. Good vlog it does look awesome

  • John C
    John C 6 months ago

    Hi Luke, excellent review as always. Speaking of Swedish stuff, just wondering if you could review the Morakniv Garberg. I have a collection of smaller knives I use for backpacking but I am thinking about getting a bushcraft type knife.

  • Rudy O
    Rudy O 6 months ago

    P.S. love my ILBE " : )

  • Rudy O
    Rudy O 6 months ago

    Does fjallraven make pants for bigger guy's ?
    Trying to justify a pair for my self.
    Please send the European link.
    Thank's Rudy

  • Dj Schultz
    Dj Schultz 6 months ago

    I can't bring myself to pay that for a 52l and at almost 5 pounds not worth it to me,but it looks very durable as to be expected with their great line of products.

  • Barbara Burleson
    Barbara Burleson 6 months ago

    Are you guys going camping again?? Love those videos

  • David Stillman
    David Stillman 6 months ago


  • Phil Gerrard
    Phil Gerrard 6 months ago

    I dont get the constant hate on hip belt pockets. I had an ospery aether.... they were fine. I have an osprey xenith and a sierra designs flex capacitor (my current go to) and the hit belt pockets on both are absolutely fine. They hold more than enough stuff that you would want to have on your hips and I have no issues working the zippers on either with one hand. What the heck are people expecting or trying to do? are you not getting the right size hip belt so you have to crank down the belt and bend the pockets too much? I just dont understand.

    • Phil Gerrard
      Phil Gerrard 6 months ago

      @TheOutdoorGearReview Thanks for the reply Luke. I totally understand what your saying and why you commented on it in your vid, and I know all about the small pockets. My thought was just that any more on any decent sized pack all the pockets are just fine, I think the trend has gotten away from the small pockets, yet I still see people complain about it and even some of the ones I listed as having "small" pockets. I was simply saying, it seems like some people want to pack half their crap in the hip belt pockets for some reason.
      Keep up the awesome reviews and adventures =D

    • TheOutdoorGearReview
      TheOutdoorGearReview  6 months ago

      It has been common for backpacking companies to incorporate small waist belt pockets with their backpacks; so common in fact that there are numerous companies which have capitalized on this fact by releasing larger pockets which will fit over those (smart idea). That is why I meant it as anyone who has been around the backpacking scene long enough knows what I'm talking about.
      Hope that helps you understand why I point this out.
      - Luke

  • Phil Gerrard
    Phil Gerrard 6 months ago

    I get that they make good stuff, but damn, way literally make an exact copy of the osprey aether....

  • Ib Erik Söderblom
    Ib Erik Söderblom 6 months ago

    Well, at least you can burn the frame for heat...
    True Nordic backpacking does require a tuff and reliable backpack. Fjällräven delivers !!!

  • Stevenbp101
    Stevenbp101 6 months ago

    Appreciate all the good information, looks like a great pack. God bless. (Old guy from Arkansas)🇺🇸

  • Henrik Hansen
    Henrik Hansen 6 months ago +1

    Hi there Luke. The pack might be expensive i the states, but here in Europe it's even more expensive. It's like 300 to 400 USD... But it looks great... Thanks for sharing...

  • Eiden McDonald
    Eiden McDonald 6 months ago

    Is that a stitching error in the bottom of the front pocket central seam? 3:08 - looks to be coming apart? I’d get it swapped if so!

    • Eiden McDonald
      Eiden McDonald 6 months ago

      TheOutdoorGearReview , ah, I thought it would be a bit odd for a Fjallraven product to have a quality issue and you not to notice! Looks like a great pack, I look forward to a long term review.

    • TheOutdoorGearReview
      TheOutdoorGearReview  6 months ago +1

      Good eyes Eiden, that is a V-shaped drainage hole for that front pocket.

  • Tim Bennett
    Tim Bennett 6 months ago +1

    Way to heavy...way too expensive!

    • Pale Face
      Pale Face 6 months ago +1

      I'm with Tim on this one.

  • Mosaic Crone
    Mosaic Crone 6 months ago

    You're right, their American website is useless. I do prefer their gear to American made products. European companies really put more thought into the functionality & durability & I feel a lot of that has to do with the Freedom to Roam Act. Europeans have so nany more opportunities to respectfully explore their countries than Americans do & their gear reflects that & you're the only review channel we trust for honesty.

  • Rathwulven Bushcraft
    Rathwulven Bushcraft 6 months ago

    Seems like a nice pack - though they afe simply too overpriced in my opinion.

  • Cyril Bilkenstein
    Cyril Bilkenstein 6 months ago

    Is fjallraven the Apple of rucksacks, Overpriced ?

    • MutsFire
      MutsFire 4 months ago

      Dude, thats mean! ;) ^
      You get what you pay for here, not like with Apple products

    • huexley Yannick
      huexley Yannick 5 months ago

      No, I Made a 8 days trek in Iceland, my kajka didnt flinch on volcanic rocks. M'y wife choose an Osprey which is destroyed. Full of small holes. Yes its heavy and expensive, but its so reliable.

  • Toyota Toncray
    Toyota Toncray 6 months ago

    QUESTION ... what are the dimensions?

  • AroCos Adventures
    AroCos Adventures 6 months ago

    Hej, nice review! In the process of buying a new pack. Although Swede I only have Arc’teryx & Osprey. Beside my Kånken as a child my experiance with Fjällräven packs is limited. My Ax is comfy and Oy is light, what makes the Fjällräven ”unique” according to you? Tack så mycket!

  • spider Outdoors
    spider Outdoors 6 months ago +1

    Really cool! It is a lot like my osprey kestrel 48. I love it. The osprey is about 100 bucks cheaper though with more external options. Can you do a comparison review? They are very similar.

    • lodevanierssel
      lodevanierssel 6 months ago

      Put in 20 pounds or more and you'll feel the 100 bucks difference. Not only comfort or ventilation wise, but the ease of use, simple, clean, fast & efficient. It's really a resemblance of scandinavian "thinking'.

  • Jeffrey Donaldson
    Jeffrey Donaldson 6 months ago +4

    I'm sure it is a nice pack.. But I like my Osprey 70 l Aether Ag after using it. I like the way it carrie well is very comfortable.
    It can be synched down and up. If people don't load a pack right. It won't be right. I seen you do the Osprey Atmos, but not the Aether or the Deauter you had once.

  • Chris Koski
    Chris Koski 6 months ago

    I like their stuff, but their apparel isn't made for big dudes. Not sure if it's a European sizing thing, but their 2XL stuff is way too short in the torso and limbs for me, where Arcteryx is a near-perfect fit. It's a shame though, I'd love to rock some of their stuff.

    • MutsFire
      MutsFire 4 months ago

      It might be, they suck at sizing.. //fjällräven fan in Sweden

  • Michael
    Michael 6 months ago +9

    This pack looks awesome. I like the idea of wooden stays, durable, sustainable and of course you could make a replacement on the move. Better than aluminium.
    Looking forward to your full review.

    • circedge
      circedge Month ago

      Wood, sustainable? Yeah ok.

    • sgtcrabfat
      sgtcrabfat 5 months ago +2

      It also wont get you stopped so often going through airport security like aluminium stays do, I have the Bugout system which has metal stays that I now remove before packing for the plane.