Classic Kånken, which went on sale for the first time in 1978, with a twist. This model has room for up to a 13” laptop in a special padded compartment at the back. Padded shoulder straps. Large main compartment, two side pockets and a zippered pocket in the front. The entire bag is made of durable Vinylon F.
Vinylon F is the functional fabric that has made Kanken daypacks seemingly immortal for the last 30 years. While being a synthetic fiber, Vinylon F shares many benefits with natural fibres. Fabrics used for backpacks usually need a coating to become water resistent. This is functional initially, but the coating inevitably loses its waterproofness over time. Vinylon F, on the other hand, behaves 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 material. Combined with excellent resistance to abrasion, Vinylon F is a fabric that continues to prove its durable functionality, year after year.