FJALLRAVEN KANKEN RUCKSACK REVIEW

20/07/16

FJALLRAVEN KANKEN RUCKSACK REVIEW

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  • 16 litre capacity
  • 0.3 kg weight

Conceived in 1978 as an ergonomic solution to school kids struggling with shoulder bags, the Kånken has become one of the brand’s bestselling products among adults, so we thought we'd take a closer to look to see why...

With a minimalist design and retro styling, the rucksack complements any outfit, looking at home in the city or countryside. It comes in an attractive range of colours all of which feature the iconic Fjällräven logo.

Fjallräven Kanken Rucksack

Made from their famed 'Vinylon F' fabric - a Fjällräven staple since the 1970s - the rucksack is lightweight, hardwearing and dirt/water resistant. To complement the rugged material Fjällräven have integrated solid stitching along the seams and straps.

Kanken bag

The bag features a large main compartment capable of taking a 13-inch laptop, a smaller zipped front pocket for bits and bobs and two handy flat side panels that could hold a water bottle or small umbrella. A foam panel protects your back from the contents of the bag while doubling up a cushion when removed.

Kånken bag contents

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A set of no-fuss shoulder straps hold the bag in place; these can be adjusted for a custom fit and further comfort. The straps don’t feature any padding however the bag remains pleasant to wear even when full. In addition to the shoulder straps two large handles on top of the pack allow you to carry the pack briefcase style, ideal for confined spaces.

Cleaning the fabric is simple, requiring only simple soap and warm water to remove dirt without damaging the water resistant properties.

Lightweight and practical, the bag is perfect for the commute or as travel hand-luggage. The modern-day classic looks ensure the bag will remain fashionable for years to come with its hardy construction lasting just as long.

You can find our full range of Fjällräven Kanken rucksacks here

 

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Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A few decades later and you’re most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding, fixing your skis like no one else or making a mean coffee.