Kånken Classic Backpack - Blue Ridge
The Kånken Classic Backpack in Blue Ridge. 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 Fjällräven's durable Vinylon F fabric, which repels moisture better than any other synthetic fabric, the Kånken is unparalleled in its functionality and design.
Height: 38 cm
Width: 27 cm
Volume: 16 L
Weight: 300 g
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
The story behind Fjällräven began in 1950 when Åke 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.