Kånken

There is an undeniable cool factor to the utilitarian Kånken daypack. Fjällräven, which means Arctic Fox in Swedish, originally designed the Kånken in 1978 for kids with back problems due to book carrying. Today this iconic Swedish brand has become a beloved icon for generations all around the world, selling over 200,000 bags a year. A simple and functional design that has stood the test of time. I want one! Question is: what color??

Kanken_10

Kanken_11

Kanken_016

Kanken_5

Kanken_2

Kanken_18

Kanken_8a

Kanken_3

Kanken_8

Kanken_13

Kanken_9

Kanken_15

(Kanken backpacks $74.99 available at Amazon; images via KankenismConcret FlowersAlta MiraDentelle & FleursThe Silver Lining, and Blushing Ambition)

Leave a Comment cancel comment

9 Comments

  1. STEL STYLE wrote:

    I love this backpack, I want one

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

    11.13.13
    Reply
  2. 11.13.13
    Reply
  3. 11.13.13
    Reply
  4. Paty wrote:

    Love your blog!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

    11.13.13
    Reply
  5. Karolina wrote:

    This definitely gets you flashbacks, so funny that they have gotten a revival 🙂 Here in Sweden almost everyone have had one at one point growing up during the 80s-90s and now we’re buying them for our kids. I still have a black one from when I was 10 and that’s 20 years ago. The yellow is a real classic.

    11.13.13
    Reply
  6. Bodil wrote:

    Being Swedish I see these everywhere and love them. I´ve been thinking about getting one with a laptop compartment.
    http://www.fjallraven.com/kanken-laptop-13

    11.13.13
    Reply
  7. I just recently bought one of these backpacks and love them! I was going to post on them today haha

    11.14.13
    Reply
  8. Jodi wrote:

    I am seeing this backpack/handbag combo EVERYWHERE!

    Loving it!

    http://www.thelastcleantshirt.com

    11.27.13
    Reply