The Iconic Fjällräven Kanken Bag
- Back Support
The Fjällräven Kanken backpack was developed in the late 1970s to help Swedish schoolchildren handle their hefty lots. Backache in kids had actually begun to be an issue and also the Kanken was created to spread out the weight uniformly. The knapsacks quickly ended up being a common sight in Swedish institutions with their big variety of attractive colours.
200 Kankens are offered every hr worldwide such is their charm currently. The bags have actually taken place to become a famous product, much liked by individuals all over the world. Spotting fellow Kanken proprietors is now a legit leisure activity on the London Underground.
Be cautious the counterfeits– with huge popularity comes the unavoidable fakery. Fake Kankens can be seen anywhere currently however they are very easy to place. The material is typically different, much softer like a basic bag and you don’t get the telltale creases on the front pocket. You likewise don’t get the water-resistance.
Fjällräven Kankens are remarkably water-resistant. Vinylon F, the synthetic textile they are made from, behaves even more like a natural fiber and also swells as it ends up being wet. As it swells, the voids in between the woven fibres close much more and therefore it comes to be more immune to water infiltration. This implies there is no coating that needs to be preserved and this home lasts the life of the bag.
- Vinylon F.
Vinylon F Fjallraven backpack is made in Japan however the original Vinylon was designed in North Korea. Made from polyvinyl alcohol and utilizing limestone and also anthracite as basic materials, it is the material of selection in North Korea where it is used for clothing and shoes as well as pretty much everything else. Though fantastic for bags, it is difficult to visualize what trousers made from this relatively stiff material would certainly feel like.
The use of Vinylon F makes the Kanken exceptionally light, much more so than a lot of various other backpacks providing you an advantage prior to you load it up. It additionally comes to be more resilient with time and also softens as it ages so perhaps the trousers would certainly be ok.
The trademark rectangle-shaped shape means it fits A4 books, documents as well as laptops in conveniently unlike bags which narrow on top. Not mentioning any other brands below!
- Extra-Long Zips.
The zips copulate around and also allow you to open it up like a traveling bag. This makes it without a doubt the easiest of bags to locate stuff in.
- Environmentally Friendly.
The Kanken is made by Swedish brand Fjällräven, a significant gamer in the outdoor equipment market. Fjällräven implies Arctic Fox which is a charismatic little predator on the brink of extinction and the business is associated with many preservation projects to help reverse the decrease. They take their environment-friendly credentials very seriously and also whilst their items are not the most inexpensive, they are made to last as well as developed with as little ecological influence as feasible. And on the subject, they have actually just recently launched the Rekanken which makes use of recycled materials.
- Art & Layout.
The Kanken is a piece of art, it’s official! In 2016 the Swedish Government detailed and protected the Kanken on Svensk Kind, the Swedish Society of Crafts and Designs. New special editions versions of the Kanken have been launched with different webbing bands to celebrate and right here at Bureau we have actually procured a few of the black versions with their Pippi Longstocking stripy straps.