This is the Kånken Classic, the design that Fjällräven launched in 1978 to spare the backs of school children. Shoulder bags were common at the time and back problems had begun to appear in increasingly younger age groups. The Kånken backpack soon became a common sight at schools all over the country. Today, it remains an excellent choice for school, outings or biking to work.
The Kånken's large main compartment is opened by a U-shaped zip, which makes it easy to access your stowed-away items. There are also two side pockets, a zippered front-pocket and an internal pocket with a foam pad for comfort. Loopy haul handles, narrow shoulder straps and the round Fjällräven Kånken logo are other iconic features.
Kånken is made out of durable, lightweight Vinylon F. Although a synthetic material (it is made of a fibre called polyvinyl alcohol), it has certain properties that are otherwise mostly found in natural materials.
“Excellent for getting around town. . Compact, but fits lots in.”
“Cute bag. For that simple school backpack look and comes in great colours. Very sturdy so far and would look great all messed up and used.”
“Funky bag. Not too big, not too small - great size for everyday use. Shipped very quickly.”
“Great size for everyday trips . Great size for my young son! So glad i got the classic and not the smaller options. I use as his daycare bag and it fits everything we need with space leftover!”
“A serious bag for the serious student. Perfect size for files. Stylish and under-stated. Set yourself apart from the plebs.”
“This bacpack is a no nonsense Swedish design smart and functional. I have always wanted to have one since my first visit to Sweden. so good that we ca. Very happy with my purchase of the iconic classic fjallraven kanken backpack. I ordered it while i was in perth and it got here before i returned. So good!”
“Unique and special. Most satisfying purchase ever.”
“Great just what I needed for work and travel. .”
“Traveller's dream. I bought this bag to take with me on my travels. First and foremost - the delivery was seamless, and the customer service was top notch. I'm currently overseas and using it every day - i've weather tested it and it is solidly waterproof. It's a great daypack. Don't let the thin straps fool - it is sturdy and i've carried more than i would think it can handle. But it handles! Recommend x100.”