Fjällräven Funas 45 (2012)

The Fjällräven Funas 45 has a simplified design that is at home when hillwalking or packing for lighter overnight trips. It has a padded back system with moulded channels to increase airflow across the back, and this makes this sack better suited to walking than more mountaineering-orientated designs. The back system is very comfortable against the body, although the higher-priced packs have a slight edge in this area. The pack feels very stable and as it is also narrow it feels great when scrambling as it does not interfere with movement easily. The body of the Funas 45 does feel slightly smaller than other 45 litre sacks though and is generally better suited to the walker than the mountaineer as it does not feel quite as durable as some higher-priced mountain sacks and lacks as many mountaineering features. You get stretch wand pockets and compression straps, though, and a useful front bungee for stashing a jacket. The lid has a single buckle and does not have an extending design. At 1453g the Fjällräven Funas 45 weighs slightly higher than some others and it has more features, but it is still a great choice for the average hill and mountain walker looking for a narrow, clean-lined sack.

Weight 1453g
Capacity 45 litres
Compartments 1
External zipped pockets 1
Wand pocket yes
Compression straps yes
Men’s back lengths one size
Women’s back lengths none
Website www.fjallraven.com

 

Verdict

The Fjällräven Funas 45 is a good general hill and mountain walking rucksack that is slightly heavier than expected given its design, but still a great option if you like a simpler, clean-lined pack.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine October 2012