The Fjällräven Abikso Hike Rucksack is a versatile and comfortable day pack constructed from hardwearing G-1000 Eco and G-1000 Heavy Duty Eco S fabrics. Comfortable, functional and designed to last.
Lightweight and flexible backpack for low weight trekking and cabin-to-cabin trips. Made from durable G-1000 Eco and G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S in recycled polyester and organic cotton. Comfortable to carry with lightly padded shoulder straps, hip belt and a lightweight frame that keeps weight down. Its slim profile and fit make it perfect for fast daytrips, while also being spacious and stable enough to carry the gear you need for a couple nights away. Practical for travelling as well; when it is empty it can be folded almost flat and packed into a larger bag.
The main compartment is top-loading and an extra zipper on the right side gives quick access to contents. There is a security pocket inside the main compartment. The top flap can be raised – for example to hold a sleeping mat in place – and has two pockets. Zippered front pocket and an expandable side pocket with strap adjustments that lets you stow a drinking bottle close to hand. In addition, there are attachments for trekking poles, with a loop and a clip in the compression straps on the left-hand side, and loops on the hipbelt for fastening a camera bag within easy reach. The backpack is also hydration system compatible (not included).
The fabric is waxed and resists moisture and a rain cover is included for persistent rain.
The Fjällräven Abisko Hike Rucksack has been developed for lighter day hikes and cabin-to-cabin trekking, in both Scandinavia and other regions around the world. It's constructed from both G-1000 Eco and G-1000 Heavy Duty Eco S which is Fjällräven's own hardwearing and versatile fabrics for durability. The Heavy Duty Eco S fabric being extra tough with a finer, smoother weave. The dense weave is made from polyester, cotton and is impregnated with Greenland Wax. This combination makes G-1000 extremely durable, very well ventilated and also wind and water resistant. As the fabric is not fully waterproof it comes with a raincover for persistent rain.
The Abisko Hike has a more simplified back system compared to the Abisko Friluft packs with a more conventional standard mesh back and a lightweight frame instead of the raised mesh airflow system, to help keep the price and weight down. The back and shoulders straps are lightly padded but there's not much padding to the hipbelt, instead it's kept quite simple with no bulk from hip pockets either.
The bag has plenty of useful features which I won't repeat but I particularly like the side zip entry so you don't have to pull out loads of your kit to get to things in the bottom. It's not a common feature on day packs but it's definitely a useful one. Overall a versatile and comfortable day pack that's designed to last.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear