Fjällräven is the Swedish word for polar fox - and the Scandinavian style of spirit of adventure and modern pioneering. The cult label effortlessly unites tradition and innovation, design and functionality. For more than 50 years Fjällräven has inspired outdoor-lovers carried away by the beauty of nature. Nature-boys and city dwellers of all ages love the Kånken backpack (speak: Konken), available in many different colours and sizes and adaptable to everyone's individual needs. Kånken, Totebag, Greenland Backpack and other favourite backpacks from Fjällräven - all of them are functional, durable, timeless and inspired by nature.
"We'll see you - out there!" With this slogan Fjällräven is selling high quality outdoor equipment with smart designs and materials in more than 20 countries worldwide. The history of the Swedish quality brand goes back to a 14-year-old scout. In 1950, nature-loving teenager Åke Nordin crafted his own backpack in the cellar space of his parents' house in Örnsköldsvik, North Sweden. This backpack was meant to satisfy one certain requirement of a boy who was always on the go: It should be comfortable to wear. Because he found all the backpacks at the time too uncomfortable to carry on his adventures in the Swedish mountains. A wooden frame, a bag out of a strong cotton material and leather straps. Those were the pragmatic main components of the first backpack made by Åke Nordin. Ten years later, in 1960, he founded his company, which he called Fjällräven - and has been quite successful with it, as the demand for Fjällräven products shows. And still today, designers who work for the Swedish label look first of all to their customer's needs when creating new products. On a regular basis, the Fjällräven team tests new products in the woods, mountains or on winter trekking tours and collects ideas for new collections.
We are convinced: Backpacks, Totebags and other favourites by Fjällräven bring the spirit of Sweden and adventure into our Lieblingstasche-family. And we cannot help but admit that the stylish Kånken backpack has conquered our hearts - in every colour and size! What's so special about this favourite: Since 1978 it has remained faithful to its design, functionality and quality. Originally, this classic born in Sweden was designed to reduce back problems among young children carrying their school books. For this reason, this favourite is a light-weight, made of extremely robust and water-repellent material and equipped with a reflective logo. Kånken has preserved these characteristics and convinces with more, unique features like for example a removable back pad that can also be used as a comfortable seat pad on a picnic or a concert outside. Yes indeed, Kånken is not only a treasure for scouts!