Kanken is the most popular backpack style from Fjallraven

I love Fjallraven; the company can be credited in many ways to the evolution of the modern book bag and how it distributes weight. The Kanken bags are made from “Vinylon-F” which is a, largely waterproof, synthetic material developed in the 40s. At the fastest time, he flashed out his yellow pouch and took out multiple pieces of ten notes to pay for the bag. He told me it took him almost a year to save up, but I was surprised how he is willing to part with his hard-earned savings.

I’ve purchased one of these bags but I’m so far on my second with their stellar warrantee; the first one sat too close to an old gas heater and disintegrated, but Fjallraven was quick to replace it with a brand new bag after I informed them of what happened. I think the traditional look of these coupled with their (relatively decent) durability make them an obvious go-to for everything from school to casual business meetings.

The Fjallraven Kanken 13″ Laptop Backpack features a timeless design and long-lasting construction to store your school gear, laptop and other travel essentials. The versatile design can be carried as backpack with padded straps or a bag via the dual top handles. Large main compartment with dedicated laptop sleeve. Front zippered pocket and side slip pocket. This bag is climate compensated meaning Fjallraven has supported renewable energy projects to compensate for the emissions that occur in production and transportation of this bag.Kanken Mini

A small range is available at Tangs, and lookout for sale up to 30% off. I prefer to go online as there are more options to choose from. A good selection in SGD are the herschel bags from Zalora for the ladies and for the opposite sex. There is 30 days free return and free delivery above SGD$40 and offer discounts up to 70% for other brands too.

A hiking backpack can easily become dirty, so how do you wash your Kajka backpack if it get’s dirty? The outer fabric on Kajka is made out of Vinylon F, it should be washed gently with lukewarm water and a soft brush. If you wish to use gentle soap to remove dirt you have to be prepared that some of the protective wax may disappear.

Classic Kanken backpack with zipper that opens the entire main compartment. Very hardwearing vinylon fabric. Removable seat cover at the back. Simple shoulder straps and handle on top. Reflector in the logo. We love these classic Swedish school backpacks in a wide array of colors. The Kanken is the most popular backpack style from Fjallraven measuring about 12″x14″. The rucksack has nylon webbing backpack straps as well as regular handles at the top. One front zip pocket and larger zip pocket.

The original Fjallraven Kanken was launched in 1978 to spare the backs of school children as back problems had begun to appear in increasingly younger age groups and shoulder bags were popular. Kanken has many simple, clear functions. Made out of durable, lightweight Vinylon F, the large main compartment features a large opening making it easy to put in/take out items.Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

While the Kanken backpack isn’t very likely to tear, it can be susceptible to scuffs from everyday use – especially if you’re carrying it with you on busy public transit. For some Kanken owners (like me), however, this adds character to the bag and gives it a more worn-in, vintage look over time. It’s definitely worth noting that lighter colors are much more likely to show their scuff marks than darker shades.

This is a super durable pack with beautiful lines and clean seams (no hanging strings). I love it but it is pretty small so I’m exchanging for the medium. It is not comfortable if you have a lot of heavy books in it because they dig into your back. I’m hoping that with a larger pack this won’t be as much of a problem. Fjallraven Kanken: The bags ranges from £43.00 for a mini,  £55.00 for a classic and £75.00 for the big size – or around SGD$69 from some online stores.

Kanken Mini Backpack was released in the same year that help prevent back problems seen among Swedish school children who carry heavy school books. It has begun to appear as a major problem among the kids. Kanken mini bags are made especially for children for more comfort and lightweight, even adults who needs a small backpack. It is convenient to carry necessities such as wallet, lunch box and others. The shoulder straps can be easily adjusted and can be fastened. It has a large space in the main compartment that make it easier to pack. The bag comes with two side pockets and front pocket. It is equipped with sitting pad that is located at the back.kankenbackpack

I used on myself when I went to school, but in high school it became to small for my books (before the laptop age, and a enormous physics book), so my father inhered it. He have been using it five days a week in every weather when he rides his bike for work, and the only sign of wear is that the colour have fainted a little. Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack keeps your daily essentials securely stowed in classic Scandinavian style. The water-resistant Vinylon F fabric keeps books and notepads protected during light rain, and the removable seat pad gives you a plush place to sit your rear while you wait for the bus.

The history of Fjallraven dates back to the early 1950’s when ake Nordin, a young Swedish outdoorsman, grew frustrated with the poorly designed backpacks that were available for sale at the time. Committed to coming up with a solution, Nordin came up with his first backpack design – a large wooden-frame bag made out of cotton and leather straps. In 1960, the young Swedish entrepreneur registered Fjallraven at his family’s one-room home, with ake operating his design room and workshop out of the cellar.

The bags retails more in major departmental stores like Tangs, but you can source for a local person that does mass ordering to bring in the bags in a much lesser price. Alternatively, different online stores like Zalora, Asos, Revolvclothing and Hypebeast also carries certain styles not available on the website. Basic backpacks from the size of Settlement and Popquiz is around $60-$90, where the Little America can range from $113 – $300 depending whether is it limited edition and the season.fjallraven

So when shopping for backpacks for my 6 year old to start school with, we found out the choices are pretty limitless. From Disney Princesses to Hello Kitty, TMNT to Minecraft, you have every option under the sun. Of all these choices, my munchkin decided on the Fjallraven Kanken and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is the bag really well constructed, but I won’t be replacing it any time soon as her tastes in pop culture change.

The Fjallraven Backpack has long been the most popular backpack in Sweden thanks to its unforgettable style and its long-lasting, quality construction. A favorite of both children and adults for nearly four decades, the Kanken has seen a huge surge in popularity throughout Europe and North America over the past few years – especially among style-conscious adults and trendy urban commuters.

Iconic style meets dependable functionality with the classic Kanken Backpack. Originally designed for Swedish school bag children, its sleek design and durable materials have made it a much-loved favorite for kids and adults alike. This product will be shipped directly from Fjallraven and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.fjallraven backpack

Can be carried as a backpack or a bag via convertible straps, Padded laptop sleeve holds up to 13″ laptop, Includes removable seat pad, Adjustable, padded shoulder straps, Large main compartment, Side slip pocket for water bottle, Front zippered pocket for small storage, Climate compensated for the emissions that occur in production and transportation, Name and address label on inside, Fabric: Vinylon F; 100% Vinylal.

Kanken was launched in 1978 to spare the backs of school children. Back problems had begun to appear in increasingly younger age groups and shoulder bags were popular. Kanken has many simple, clear functions. The backpack soon became a common sight at pre-schools and nature schools around the country. The idea of using a backpack quickly spread, as did Kanken. It is just as popular today, and an excellent choice for school, outings or biking to work. Kanken is made out of durable, lightweight Vinylon F.

The large main compartment with a large opening makes it easy to put in/take out items. Two side pockets and a zippered pocket in the front. Handle at the top, narrow, supple shoulder straps, sitting pad in the pocket in the back and logo that doubles as a reflector. In the summer of 1978 a lot of Swedes could read about how backproblems were appearing in increasingly younger age groups. The solution became Kanken.fjallraven-kanken-mini-blue-backpack

Originally designed to improve back health and posture among Swedish schoolchildren, the Fjallraven Kanken has become one of the most sought-after backpacks for everyone from college students to parents to professional photographers. There are nearly no limits to the number of uses for the Kanken, with many loyal Fjallraven owners using it as their number one go-to bag no matter what the role.

A favorite of school kids, hipsters, and vintage enthusiasts, the Fjallraven Kanken backpack can be recognized all over the world. With an old-school look and a huge variety of colors, there’s for sure a Fjallraven Kanken pack that will let you either stand out from the crowd, or blend in a bit. Whatever you prefer. Personally, I’ve been trying to get Fjallraven to make a glow-in-the-dark Kanken backpack, so that I can really set myself apart from everyone else. They won’t return my calls. The Kanken rucksack can be carried as a backpack or can be converted into a bag via convertible straps. Pretty neat, I know.

Kinda expensive for what you actually get. I don’t think there will notice a difference in durability between Fjallraven and Jansport, but the Jansport will cost quite a bit less. Vinylon-F (with tag inside read as Polyvinyl Alkohol), is tough, rough and sturdy material. The first touch on the bag is recognized by its rough surface, if you compare it with the fake Kanken, you’ll notice that most of the fake one’s are a soft, canvas/cloths material. You can tell from afar for fake material is often shiny. This is one of the characteristic the fake one couldn’t replicate.Kanken_large

Convert your Kanken into a stylish camera bag with the Kanken Photo Insert. The DSLR Camera Bag Insert has been designed to specifically fit the Kanken Classic and Kanken No.2. The padded insert holds a DSLR Camera, extra lens, memory cards, filter etc and includes a small zippered box to keep all of those little bits such as memory cards safe and in one place. No one does functional simplicity like Scandinavians!

This backpack is just that, simple, lightweight, comfortable and just right for adventures. I recently look it on a girls trip to Big Sur and it was perfect for day hikes as well as window shopping in Carmel. If your an organized pocket junkie this may not be the pack for you but I like the simplicity and the size is just right for holding what you need but small enough that you don’t overload it and kill your back. Happy adventuring!

The two side pockets and zippered pocket in the front add storage and organization. The handle at the top, narrow, supple shoulder straps, sitting pad in the pocket in the back, and logo that doubles as a reflector all make the Kanken a perfect everyday backpack that will last for years. Although it was originally designed for children, it wasn’t very long before adults all over Sweden began searching out the Fjallraven Kanken bag for their own personal use. And just like that, the Kanken established itself as one of the most popular Swedish backpacks of all time.

There are several ranges of the  Kanken bag  by Fjallraven. Each of the product brings different functionality and purposes in different outdoor situations. The range of bag is made from durable vinylon F. The classic Kanken is the first product that goes on sale for the first time in 1978. This bag has a room for any 13 inch laptop that comes with padded compartment to protect the electronic device. Padded shoulder straps are included to provide extra comfort when you carry your bags. There is also one large compartment with two side pockets and front pocket.History+of+Kanken

This is a great looking and well made backpack I bought it as an alternative to a purse for travel. The reality is that the closures make it very inconvenient to get in and out of the pack with ease. Also, the interior is small, cramped and obstructed by a floppy drawstring closure on the inside. It takes getting used to. Stylish is not always convenient. Having said that, it is very light to carry around all day due to its design.

There are lots of camera bags out there for DSLRs, however, we think it’s really difficult to find a stylish one that doesn’t obviously look like a camera bag. The Kanken Photo insert is the best of both worlds as it quickly and easily transforms your Kanken Bag into the stylish camera bag you’ve been looking for, thus reducing the risk of being a target for thieves on your trip.

Fjallraven (translated “Arctic fox”) began with a kanken. For you non-Swedes out there, that’s a ‘rucksack,’ and one good enough to survive the harsh Nordic seasons at that. For ake Nordin, an avid outdoorsman and Fjallraven’s founder, a good backpack meant carrying more weight more comfortably, which became the design philosophy behind his first backpack. That first pack was made 40 years ago, but surprisingly little has changed since — which explains why we’re still such big fans of the Kanken pack in frost green.Kanken_backpack

I also found that the outer shell’s fabric attracts surface stains frequently. Many times after my commute, I’ve looked down to see my bag has some mystery marks. (Don’t ever change, public trans!) I was pretty disappointed by this, but fortunately the surface stains do not penetrate easily, and stains can be rubbed off with your hands or a dry towel. I’ve spotted some Kanken‘s in the wilds of San Francisco and seen that lighter shades show the most stains, so keep in that mind when selecting your color.

Absolutely minimalist, I must admit it was the Kanken’s looks that initially drew me in. There are 36 color variations and I went with ‘Graphite’ after at least 3 days of rumination. (I don’t do well with too much choice.) The runners up were ‘Frost Green,’ ‘Sky Blue,’ and ‘Fog.’ The bold branding is absolutely adorable and the logo is reflective in the dark!

Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Kanken has since become a well-loved and iconic backpack for children and adults around the world Durable Vinylon fabric construction, which repels moisture better than any other synthetic fabric Durable Polypropylene webbing carry handles and adjustable shoulder straps Internal 13″ laptop sleeve pocket Single front pocket with zipper closure Side pockets for water bottles and additional gear.fjallraven kanken backpack

Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Kanken has since become our most well-loved and iconic backpack for children and adults around the world.  Made from our durable Vinylon F fabric, which repels moisture better than any other synthetic fabric, the Kanken is unparalleled in its functionality and design.

I had been looking for a little Fjallraven Kanken backpack for some time

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack features reflective logos and convertible straps to be carried as a backpack or a bag.  It is really perfect for what I needed. I try to be as minimalist a woman as possible, but there is plenty of room in it to hold my wallet, keys, lipsticks, cell, a banana, a paperback, and my nalgene bottle.fjallravenkanken

After engaging in the “back debates” of the late 1970′s in Sweden, Fjallraven founder Ake Nordin developed a simple yet functional backpack with the help of The Swedish Guide and Scout Association. This revolutionary design now known as the Kanken evenly distributed the bag’s weight to both shoulders which led to reduced back problems in Sweden.

I ordered two of these small back packs for a recent trip to Disneyland; one for our five year old son, and the other for our three year old daughter. They were the perfect size for a day’s essentials, including a water bottle, a change of clothes, a jacket, some snacks, and a package of baby wipes. The backpacks are very sturdy with heavy duty zippers, and wiped clean easily.Fjallraven-Kanken-Backpack

The Kanken Backpack is a cool, minimalist backpack perfect for all sorts of people and (urban) adventures.  In 1978 this now iconic pack was designed for adorable little Swedish school children.  Sorry, gear freaks need not apply. They are small enough that they would be difficult to overpack and become to heavy. An added bonus? They are the exact right dimensions to fit in the basket of our MacLaren stroller without needed to be forced.

The only issue we had is that the zippers are a bit stiff and were a challenge for our three year old, although I would imagine they will get easier to use over time. Stylishly compact backpack for everyday use, the Fjallraven Kanken backpack features an extremely durable Vinylon exterior and includes an internal pocket with a foam pad that allows the pack to double as a seat cushion! Makes my back feel so good, even when I’m hauling what seems like two tons of textbooks.

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 91.

Kanken fits all your essentials and up to a 15″ laptop

The Kanken backpack is definitely one of our most loved products and people often use them year after year. In Sweden you can regularly spot Kankens which have been used for at least 10 years. But how do you care for your Kanken and how do you wash it We just got this photo from New York based Art Director Derrick Leung. The photo is taken in Sydney and the girl in the photo is the Swedish model Alina Hedenstrm. This photo may seem far away to …

Hi! I just bought a Kanken and first thing I did was impregnate the entire backpack with the Greenland Wax as it has been raining a lot in Shanghai and I wanted to add more water resistance. I did as what was on the instructions using a hair dryer.kanken_backpack After the process, all looked well and was quite pleased. Durable and Versatile. First introduced in 1978 – The Kanken backpack has become an iconic symbol of classic functional Swedish design.

The Kanken backpack is made of Vinylon F, a highly durable, abrasion and water resistant fabric that softens with age and washes and becomes increasingly robust as the fibers in the fabric tighten from use. The Kanken fits all your essentials and up to a 15″ laptop. With convertible straps, it can be carried as a backpack or rucksack.

Northern interest in a Swedish label is hardly surprising given that the Viking expansionism of the 9th century meant that Yorkshire and Lancashire came under the jurisdiction of the Danelaw. Don’t forget that Northerners are very proud of their Norse heritage – take a look at Doncaster Rovers’ badge, featuring a Viking warrior in profile. Fjallraven Kanken is also an exotic-looking name. It has two umlauts for a start. It’s about as anti-Mediterranean as you can hope for.

The Kanken distributed weight evenly across the shoulders, a fact not lost on Sweden’s pensioners who, by 1980, started buying the backpack en masse. kanken_laptopSweden’s OAPs realised that with free arms, they could stroll unimpeded with a walking stick to collect their pension and roughage. By the time that Abba’s internal problems were becoming apparent, Swedes, regardless of age, had been captivated by the Kanken’s simple charm.

The label was quickly adopted by cooler elements in Northern football grounds before filtering down to a select fashion audience. Wearers of Fjallraven tend to be secretive about their supply source. Like DJs with white labels, they don’t want you to own what they have found.

Fjallraven Backpack is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 73.

Kanken gives you a highly functional everyday backpack

Fjallraven founder ke Nordin, who had been developing kanken backpack since the early Sixties, believed Sweden’s thoracic and lumbar troubles were a product of the school run, with children straining to carry heavy textbooks and folders between classroom and home, setting in motion a lifetime of strains. The picture makes it look more green than it actually is; I would describe it as more of a teal color. It fits so many things, and I can’t wait to use it more.kanken_backpack

For easy access, the Kanken features two side pockets and a front zippered pocket to store your most essential items. If you’re wearing it like a traditional backpack, the padded straps reduce shoulder strain. For a quick carry, you can pick it up by the cross-stitched top handles. Finished off with a logo that doubles as a safety reflector and a removable seat cover tucked into the inside back pocket, the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack gives you a highly functional everyday backpack that stays stylish for years to come.

Have you ever wanted a backpack designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and utility by Swedish engineers Something so effective that its design has endured for almost fifty years The classic Kanken backpack is the subject of international adoration for its playful design, functional engineering, and iconic presentation. And, measuring in at 15x10x5” and made with a durable, moisture-repellant vinyl fabric, it’s well-deserved.

More than 50 years ago, in fact in 1960, ke Nordin from Sweden, started a company he called Fjallraven. Since then they have been developing outdoor equipment and clothing with the goal of making nature more accessible for more people. They have one thought: “What events in life have led you to your backpack” Kanken owners consider themselves rucksack rebels, revelling in the fact that they stand apart from the more commonplace easy-to-purchase Eastpaks, Jansports and Karrimors.

In the summer of 1978 a lot of Swedes could read about how backproblems were appearing in increasingly younger age groups. The solution became Kanken.kanken_backpack_mini Many already know that you can wax your G-1000 garments with Greenland Wax to adapt the garments.

From a small cellar in rnskldsvik Sweden and a wooden backpack frame, Fjallraven Kanken Backpack has expanded their operation and sales to all corners of the world. Available in two hues of green — forest (slightly darker) and leaf (brighter) — Fjallraven’s Kanken is an ideal backpack for those looking for character in every facet of their appearance.