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News flash! The perfect dupe to the viral Kanken backpack exists on Amazon — and it’s only $40

Chances are you haven’t been anywhere without seeing someone sporting the super viral Fjallraven Kanken Backpack. Whether you’re a college student strolling through campus or heading to work on the train, this bag is literally everywhere — it’s practically inescapable.

While it’s known for its casual camp-like aesthetic and dual function (you can use it as a tote and a backpack), it’s also notorious for its pretty hefty price tag — we’re talking over $80. Luckily, Amazon shoppers found the perfect Kanken backpack dupe, and the design is uncanny. Best of all, it’s less than half the price of the original, retailing for just $40!

The Alternative

From the front pocket, top handle and shoulder straps to the roomy-yet-compact main compartment and the red circular label at the front, it's almost impossible to tell them apart.

$40 at Amazon

There are so many elements that make the KALIDI Casual Backpack the ideal Kanken Backpack dupe. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way — the design similarities are spot on.

Amazon shoppers, though, seem to prefer the KALIDI Casual Backpack over the OG $80+ viral pick. The alternative has over 1,800 more reviews than the Kanken backpack, and several shoppers say the quality is on par if not better.

The Original Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

This OG backpack is over $80 and shoppers say it has the same features, feel and quality as the much more affordable dupe.

$90 at Amazon

One five-star reviewer who admitted to buying the KALIDI Casual Backpack solely due to its similarities to the expensive Kanken backpack said they “love this bag so much more.”

It is truly waterproof and has plenty of space on the inside for everything I need in a day,” the reviewer said before pointing out that it’s “perfect for college students.”

Another Amazon shopper who purchased the bag for college said it’s an “overall great dupe” before pointing out what truly impressed them most.

“Quality and color are very accurate but I am most impressed with the already included strap padding and laptop is for size reference,” the shopper wrote.

The KALIDI Casual Backpack comes in 11 colors ranging from army green to khaki. Snag one now while all colors are still in stock on Amazon!

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