Waterproof, durable and easy on the eye, the Kånken backpack, like most things to come out of Scandinavia, is the perfect mix of form and function.
Looking for a new bag? Then look no further than the classic backpack you should have already heard of - the Kånken from Scandinavian brand Fjällräven, the world’s most-sold backpack.
Originally released in 1978 and sold across the world to over three million people, the Kånken is a must-have day pack which doesn’t break the bank and is worn by school kids, commuters and outdoorsy folk alike.
Fjällräven’s founder Åke Nordin created this functional, affordable backpack for school kids to carry books and folders to and from school and saving them from any signs of backache in the process.
The key feature of this bag is that it has never been tinkered with in its thirty two years of production, a classic in it’s own right, I just think it looks ace.
Released in 1978 and sold across the world to over three million people, the Kånken is a must-have day pack
Kånken is made from an extremely durable vinylon fabric, Vinylon F, which is suited to everything from rough children’s play to tough climate conditions. Vinylon F is waterproof because it swells like natural fibres, which means it doesn’t require any further treatment and makes is unbeatable in its combination of durability and low weight. Kånken has a long zipper that opens the entire main compartment, two side pockets and a front pocket.
Available in several sizes and variations and twenty-three vivid colours, it has adjustable straps for double use and with padding so you can even safely carry a laptop.
The bag comes with detachable seat pad in EVA, a compartment for your newspaper and, always thinking about safety, the Fjällräven logo is fully reflective for those dark and dangerous jaunts down country lanes at night.
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