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We Carry Kånken

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 26/03/2020 14:18:26

Kanken Line UP

We Carry Kånken

Take a look at a NEW TO OUR RANGE selection of one of the world’s most iconic backpacks.


Recognisable all over the world for its distinct shape, colours and bright red logo on a white circle, the Kånken (pronounced: Konk-un) pack from Swedish gear maker Fjällräven has now been added into our selection of carefully hand picked packs and luggage. We just couldn’t resist!

First created by Fjällräven founder, Åke Nordin in the 1970s and launched in 1978, it was originally designed for school children as at the time there were increasing cases of children experiencing back problems from their more traditional bags. Kånken’s lightweight and deceptively spacious volume was a terrific solution to this problem. However, the huge variety of colours was what made Kånken stand out from the crowd, this was the 70s after all and soon enough after launch you could see Kånkens on the backs of children and adults alike.

Although still an excellent bag for children, it is without a doubt one of the most popular adult backpacks around. This classic bag has kept the same design for over 35 years. With the addition of new styles to the Kånken family such as the Totepack and Hip Pack, Kånken has stood the test of time and still stands up to todays modern casual packs. Kånken means “to carry” in Swedish.

kanken bag school kids the history of fjallraven
Photo Credit: Fjällräven

Our Range

The classic pack, this pack (and all other bags within the Kånken range) is made from Vinylon F, a functional fabric that acts like a natural fibre and swells when it gets damp. Moisture actually makes the fabric weave tighter, so that it resists water without the need of a coating. The result is a lighter and more durable materials that doesn’t need reproofing and proves its durable functionality, year after year.

The spacious main compartment has a large opening, making it easy to pack and unpack and boasts enough room to accommodate two A4 school binders and features a PE foam seat cushion, stored in its own pocket which also prevents the contents of the backpack from poking against your back. Two flat side pockets and a zippered front pocket helps to keep essentials to hand.

Two grab handles at the top of the pack allows you to grab the pack on the go and the shoulder straps are made up of one consistent piece of webbing that can be loosened to convert this pack into a carry bag.

SHOP KANKEN

Kanken packs

Available in Black, Rowan Red, Ochre, Graphite, Royal Blue and Mint Green.


Totepack

The Totepack is a unique version of the Kånken that can be both a backpack and a shoulder bag.

As well as webbing shoulder straps that convert into long carry handles, additional webbing grab handles offer an alternative carrying option.

A zippered front pocket and two open side pockets keeps belongings to hand.

SHOP KANKEN TOTEPACK

Totepacks

Available in Black, Rowan Red and Frost Green


Hip Pack


The Hip Pack! This playful hip bag is made from the same durable fabric as the Kanken pack. The Vinylon F is a functional fabric that acts like a natural fibre and swells when it gets damp. Moisture actually makes the fabric weave tighter, so that it resists water without the need of a coating. The result is a lighter and more durable materials that doesn’t need reproofing and proves its durable functionality, year after year.

The main compartment features an inside sleeve compartment to keep your essentials organised and a key clip. A security pocket on the back and a zippered front pocket keeps essentials to hand and a small handle allows you to grab this pack on the go. The adjustable, 25mm wide webbing hip belt allows you to secure this pack around your waist or sling over your shoulder.

SHOP KANKEN HIP PACK

hippacks

Available in Ochre and Black

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