The everyday backpack
You are walking down a block in Milan or about to step into a flight in New York, and you’ll notice one thing immediately: brightly-colored Kånken backpacks from Fjällräven everywhere you look, new, worn, small or big.
What makes them so special?
Explore the Collection
There is a Kanken backpack for every one.
The backpack for everyday.
Think about putting it in your inheritance because it is eternal!
Urban and off-road backpack. Waterproof and resistant, city and mountain. Ideal for not taking it off from Monday to Sunday
The highest quality concentrated in a smaller backpack. Great for children and stylish for adults.
put your laptop in a kanken
Kanken Laptop 17"
In addition to the vintage style, the Kanken Laptop has a special padded compartment to keep your computer separate from the rest of the backpack.
Kanken Laptop 15"
The 15'' is the most widespread size of laptop computers. Do you have a 15'' MacBook Pro? It fits like a glove in the padded space of this backpack.
Kanken N°2 Laptop 15"
Made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty with leather details. Just as practical to use for school or work as on an outing or when travelling.
RE-kanken: The recycled backpack
Made with recycled polyester from 11 water bottles and minimizing the use of natural resources. Pretty, vintage, vegan, durable and now sustainable too.
The neat little version of the re-Kanken. Perfect for kindergarten, a packed lunch for an outing – or as an everyday bag for a wallet, water bottle, snack, etc.
Why are the Kanken backpacks so special?
Style and design
It's a true design classic. Minimalistic. No matter how dirty or worn your Kanken is, it still looks stylish as your old favorite jeans.
They are available in a large range of colors.
Furthermore, in 2016 the Swedish Government listed and protected the Kanken on Svensk Form, the Swedish Society of Crafts and Designs.
This means the Kanken is officially a piece of art!
Functionality and comfort
The Kanken is one of the most lightweight backpacks you can find, making it a perfect choice for running errands or traveling.
The main compartment is quite spacious. You get access through a big, U-shaped zip that opens all the way, so you can just slip your hand into the side to get the item you need and want, instead of opening it up from the top and digging around.
It has two flat side pockets, perfect for those bits and bobs that you want to keep close at hand.
The zipped pocket on the front is very spacious too, even in the Mini Kankens.
There are different backpack sizes (check the table) and specific for laptops.
materials and fabrics
Fjällräven Kånken backpacks are brilliantly water-resistant. Vinylon F, the synthetic fabric they are made from, has certain properties that are otherwise mostly found in natural materials. The fiber swells as it becomes damp, helping the backpack resist rain showers without any additional coating.
The Kanken N°2 is even more resistant to dirt and water thanks to the double-waxed G-1000 HeavyDuty material.
The Re-Kanken is made of recycled polyester of 11 plastic bottles.
IS it worth it?
In terms of durability, you get excellent value for money, since you will be able to use this backpack for years and years to come.
It may not be the perfect carry on a trip, since there are more spacious backpacks with more compartments in the market, but it is definitely a must have for running errands, a day trip, to school/college/work, or as a stylish mini-purse.
Its design is just lovely – simple and retro.
It is available is so many different colors that is hard to pick just one!
A bit of history
Straight backs are healthy backs!
One may have thought that Kånken was born as an outdoor accessory. But this Swedish popular backpack was in fact released in in 1978 to help prevent back problems among Swedish school children. Now over 35 years later Kånken has straightened out millions of backs and become one of Fjällräven’s most iconic products, loved by generations of users.
Fjällräven means Artic Fox in Swedish, honoring the small and highly adaptable predator that lives the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions.
All the Kanken backpacks at a glance
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