Straight backs are happy backs.
The classic Kånken from Fjällräven is just as popular today as it was when it was first launched in 1978. With its durable and lightweight Vinylon construction, it’s an excellent choice for schooldays, outings or biking to work.
Kånken’s large main compartment makes it super easy to put in and take out items, whilst two side pockets and a front, zippered pocket offer plenty of storage. This versatile backpack also features a handle at the top, narrow, supple shoulder straps, a seat pad in the internal back pocket and a logo that doubles as a reflector.
Vinylon F is the functional fabric that has made Kanken daypacks seemingly immortal for the last 30 years. While being a synthetic fibre, 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.
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