Macpac Kahuna 1.1 18L Backpack


Macpac Kahuna 1.1 18L Backpack, Black, hi-res


Macpac Kahuna 1.1 18L Backpack

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Why we made this
Designed for an active lifestyle, the Kahuna 1.1 18L Backpack is compatible with modern technology and is ideal for commuting in the city or hiking in the hills.
  • Product Description
    Comfortable and compact, the Kahuna 1.1 18L Backpack was originally based off our popular Kahu Backpack, but has now become an iconic Macpac pack in its own right. With an expandable laptop sleeve, this versatile backpack is all you need when getting around town or hiking in the hills on the weekend. Made from a tightly woven oxford nylon fabric, the Kahuna offers everyday durability and basic weather resistance during summer squalls. The lightly padded harness features a breathable mesh overlay for warm weather adventures, while the front and internal zip pockets are perfect for stashing small essentials and keeping your wallet safe and out of sight. At 18 litres, the Kahuna isn't too big or too small — it's just right.
  • Design features
    Padded harness with AirMesh overlay for increased breathability and comfort
    Oxford nylon fabric is light — yet durable and weather resistant for its weight
    Expandable padded laptop sleeve
    Front zip pocket
    Hidden internal zip pocket with key clip
    Capacity: 18 litres

  • Product Specifications
    Main Fabric100% Cordura® Oxford Nylon (420D)
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)48 x 25 x 20 (at capacity)
    Weight (g)500
  • 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 clean — wash with fresh, clean water and lubricate with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics
    Do not tumble dry, iron or dryclean

4.9 / 5.0
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Comfy, and bigger than it looks
Bigger than it looks, comfy to wear, looks great. I went to Europe with this backpack as my only luggage. I definitely recommend.
June 7, 2020
Quite good for a lightweight item
February 17, 2020
7 months ago
Great things come in small package
A great day pack for traveling as it is comfortable and takes more gear than you think.
January 2, 2020
Small but takes a lot
Great little pack. Long and slim, hugs the body well. Although looks small it can take a lot. Used it as our personal bag for a recent trip to Europe and was perfect! I have 3!
December 21, 2019
Love it and it satisfied my expectation..I recommend this bag for local NZ resident and non NZ resident.
The bag looks pretty tough, comfy on my back, and I definitely love the new Zealand map embroidered on it.
December 12, 2019
10 months ago
Great bag for Mr 8 to be for his birthday. However was disappointed at all the plastic it arrived In . You guys need to get on top of this
December 2, 2019
10 months ago
Response from Macpac
Hello Sara, thank you very much for your review. We absolutely agree with your comments on the packaging, and please be assured we are currently looking at alternatives and other options as we speak. Watch this space!
February 12, 2020
Customer C
Bigger than it looks
A great day pack for traveling as it is comfortable and takes more gear than you think.
October 21, 2019
11 months ago
Brilliant backpack
Fantastic design and manufacture. This is the most comfortable backpack I have ever owned. It fits really snug against the curve of my back so even when packed full it still feels light. There is no waist strap, but with the fabulous design and shape, I don't need one. I thought I might miss the external pockets for my water bottle, but I have found it is fine to pack the water inside. The pockets inside the zipped compartments stop all the little things, like car keys, falling to the bottom. I did not think that six months after buying a backpack that I would be getting back online to sing its praises. Great work, Macpac.
January 10, 2019
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Are these packs all compatible with the bladders or how do you know?
Erina P on Feb 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Erina, the Kahuna 1.1 18L isn't designed to specially fit a hydration bladder. However you can put one in and the hose will come out the side where the zip does up. Thanks.
Is the lollipop colour a bright red or more pink?
Clare K on Sep 12, 2020

The Lollipop colour is more of a pink colour than bright red.

The Macpac Team
How is this pack for running?
Suskya G on May 31, 2020

Thank you for you enquiry.

Although this particular item is not specifically designed for running, it does have a sternum strap to give you a more secure fit, but depending on what you pack in it - it’s highly likely to move around while running.

For running specific style you can check out our Amp Multi.

We hope this helps!

Kind Regards,
The Macpac Team
Hello, Do you know if this bag is able to embroidered on the front? Or are there zips and things preventing this?
Jen M on May 5, 2020

No, there is no zipper on the front but there is a Macpac logo printed/written down the front that you would likely want to consider.

Kind Regards,
The Macpac Team!