Kånken Classic Backpack - Arctic Green

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Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Kånken has since become a well-loved and iconic backpack for children and adults around the world. 

Made from Fjallraven's durable Vinylon F fabric, which repels moisture better than any other synthetic fabric, the Kånken is unparalleled in its functionality and design.

This is the original Kånken design, featuring a removable seat cover in the pocket at the back, simple shoulder straps and handle on top, and a reflector in the logo.
  • Depth: 13 cm
  • Height: 38 cm
  • Width: 27 cm
  • Volume: 16 L
  • Weight: 300 g


The story behind Fjällräven began in 1950 when ÌÉke Nordin, a 14-year-old boy from Örnsköldsvik in Northern Sweden, was about to go for a trek in the mountains. Åke, who spent more time outdoors than indoors, did not like the backpacks that were available at that time. He decided to take matters into his own hands and built a wooden frame.

This backpack frame was the start of Åke's company, Fjällräven, in 1960. The name Fjällräven means Arctic Fox in Swedish and the name is in honour of the small predator which lives in the Swedish mountains in the harshest of climates. To this day Fjällräven stays true to Åke's vision of offering functional equipment for journeys in the outdoors. Fjällräven develop environmentally friendly fabrics and co-operate with partners to improve the environment and support biodiversity.

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