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Kahuna 18L Backpack

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114043

Kahuna 18L Backpack

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Why we made this
The Kahuna 18 is a great all round pack based on our successful Kahu range. Ideal for trips to school, uni, the office, the park or your local hill.
  • Product Description
    The Kahuna 18 is a lightweight, strong and weather resistant day pack. Designed for optimal organization, there’s plenty of room for a 15” laptop, A4 folders and all of your daily essentials.
  • Design features
    420D Oxford Nylon - lightweight, strong and weather resistant
    T-Bone™ harness with Spacer Mesh balances breathability with stability
    3D kidney bean style sac for comfortable fit and functionality
    Heaps of internal organisation allows you to take a 15" laptop, A4 uni folders and all your daily essentials
    Internal mesh sleeve (for laptop/documents) and zipped pocket for valuables
    Zipped external pocket - features AirMesh electronics pocket with cover and small mesh pocket
    Backtack reinforced shoulders-threadbreak tested to over 200kg
    Convenient vertical grab handle-threadbreak tested to over 100kg
  • Product Specifications
    Main Fabric420D Oxford Nylon
    HarnessT-Bone™
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)49 x 31 x 14 cm
    Weight (g)540
  • Care
    You are best to clean your pack with a natural, non-detergent soap and a soft-bristled brush
    Suitable soap types are: pure soap, vegetable soap and Nikwax Tech Wash®
    Rinse the pack well and dry it in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
    Do not put your pack in the washing machine as this will void your warranty
    Always try to keep the zip teeth as clean as possible
    Wash zip teeth with fresh, clean water and lubricate with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics




4.9 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Sturdy bag
I bought this style of bag four years ago, for my daughter who started primary school. I sought to buy a bag which is sturdy for to last her a long time and to promote posture because kids school bags are usually full of stuff: lunchboxes, books, homework, project, sweater, hats, toys! This bag has lasted so far four years of daily kid use, being hung, pulled, thrown, shoved and slid. It fits everything that the girl needs and is easy to keep clean, For example the spilt yoghurt, cookie crumbs or the slimy banana.
The slim fit means it is easy for the girl to wear since she started and the style means she doesn't get fed up with it like other "fast fashion" bags which go out of style. I intend to buy another for my other daugter.
April 11, 2018
Great size bag!
Purchased to take on the tongariro crossing next weekend. Surprised how much I managed to pack into it today on a trial run thinking it would be too small. Easily got in a pair of spare lightweight trainers, 2l of water, raincoat, merino leggings, spare socks, a lightweight hoodie and still room to spare for food and snacks. Purchased with the intention of continuing to use for university afterward as well and it will easily fit my laptop and uni supplies. Love the colour selection as well, I got rhododendron and it's a stunning burgundy colour I haven't seen in any other stores. Highly recommend!
March 19, 2018
exvellent
I bought my Kahuna about 10 years ago and now I will have to start looking for a new colour...oh the choices. In all these years only the sternum clip broke and I would have been able to get that replaced if I was still in AU or NZ. The best backpack. Can't recommend enough.
May 3, 2017
Most useful backpack
I have one of these since 2012 and have used it almost everyday for work and travel between 2012 to 2015. Except for one of the zip cord that has snapped (easily solved by tying another cord to the zip) the pack is still gg on strong. Packs an amazing load of things despite its small size. Fits comfortably. Highly recommended.
November 26, 2016
CONVERTED
I resisted buying this small backpack for a few years, deterred by the absence of a hip-belt or external drink bottle compartment. However a recent trip to the Capital changed my opinion.
I was initially attracted to the new season's colour range and chose the Cloisonné Blue with its bright orange logo. I like the way this colour-way pops out.
This backpack also doesn't need a hip-belt as it sits above the lumbar area, sweetly snug, moulding itself into my back. It's a nice compact alternative to my Rapaki 30, and fits my petite frame well.
To reiterate its compactness, I find it fits everything I need for a day in town or for travel. The front external pocket is ideal for organising small essentials and electronics.
The internal pocket is surprisingly capacious, large enough for a small laptop, A4 documents, a small drink bottle, etc.
I also really like the small zipped top pocket in this compartment, ideal for organising keys, pens, etc.
This pack is useful for travel and everyday urban use. In fact I keep finding excuses to use it, instead of my larger daypack.
October 21, 2016
Couldn't ask for a better backpack
The review from Catherine said it all. I have an earlier version of this backpack and it has been my faithful travel companion for many years, across the world and has never let me down. It is just the right size to have on my back, and just perfect to fit my groceries in when i cycle to the store, to store under the plane seat in front, to have on my lap while on a bus, and to fit my textbooks in etc. It is only just starting to show signs of wear and tear now which makes me sad but it still has a lot more use in it yet. I am glad that even though I cannot find a replacement there is at least something similar.
October 14, 2016
Best lightweight all-round and carry-on pack ever!
I have been the proud and lucky owner of one of these beauties for around 4 years. The model I own may be a slightly older version, but is aesthetically and functionally very similar to the current model. This bag has been with me on endless world travels, living overseas, international conferences, cycling, scaling huge mountains, and is still in perfect condition. It is a sleek, low-profile and minimalist design which makes it lightweight and perfect for a petite female. I never fly without it. With smart packing, it fits my 13 inch laptop, DSLR camera with 2 lenses, inflatable pillow, small drink bottle, important documents etc. I am about to purchase a new one (only to have a different colour) and cannot speak more highly of this bag.
July 29, 2016
versatile little pack
I used this pack as my day pack/carryon during a 3 month trip around SE Asia; it has a bit of fraying on the back of the harness around the seams but is purely cosmetic. I like the kidney shape, it sits well on the back and has a fairly low profile for negotiating crowds. it was a good size although I don't think it's quite 18L with its rounded corners, and wouldn't try to carry anything bigger than a 11inch MacBook in it myself - don't think you'd get much else in it otherwise. harness was very comfy and didn't get too sweaty. Big fan of the internal zipped pocket - it is great for hiding away valuables from sticky fingers. if this bag had an external bottle pocket I'd have given it 5 stars - this feature was sorely missed in my travels and is the sole reason I've purchased another pack.
July 4, 2016
Great little pack, just the right size. Took it to Japan for two and a half weeks and it was the perfect size day pack for walking around cities.
April 1, 2016
Excellent pack
I bought this pack 2 years ago and I use it every day. It is still in perfect condition not a tear on it or any damage in the material. I washed it and it looks like new. I love this pack just the right size.
November 10, 2015
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