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Choosing a Kanken

Fjallraven wanted to develop a backpack that aided children with their commute to and from school, after noticing that many suffered from back problems. In 1978 the Kanken Classic was born, and the rest is history...

Choosing a Fjallraven Kanken
Kanken Classic

The Fjallraven Kanken Classic is a lightweight durable backpack that has a zipper that opens whole pack, which is really useful for packing and accessing the inside. It features a small front pouch for those items needed in a hurry and two side pockets, big enough for a water bottle. At the back of the pack there is a pocket holding a foam pad. This helps keep the shape and protect the back while in use, but also doubles up as a seat pad, really handy if you’re out and about and there’s nowhere to sit. This pack can be carried with top handles or adjustable back straps. Also featured in all of the Kanken styles is the Fjallraven Fox logo on a reflective background. Available in 29 different colours, this is the only difficult choice in choosing your Kanken.

Ideal for everyday outdoors, day trekking, commutes, hand luggage.

  • Height 38cm
  • Width27cm
  • Depth 13cm
  • Materials Vinylon-F
  • Volume 16L
  • Weight 300g

Buy Fjallraven Kanken Classic direct from The Sporting Lodge.

Kanken Mini

The Fjallraven Mini Kanken is an exact copy of the original Kanken Classic just smaller. The Mini is very popular with children, but also adults looking for a smaller pack. With the large opening of the bag you can still fit a generous number of things inside, and with a range of over 25 colours there is no problem in showing your or your child’s individuality.

Ideal for everyday outdoors, day trekking, commutes, hand luggage.

  • Height 29cm
  • Width20cm
  • Depth 13cm
  • Materials Vinylon-F
  • Volume 7L
  • Weight 220g

Buy Fjallraven Kanken Mini direct from The Sporting Lodge.

Kanken Kids

The Fjallraven Kanken Kids is designed specifically for children, with supple straps children can start looking after their back from a young age. The bag features a large compartment, front pouch, side pockets and seat pad similar to the mini, it has the added feature of a chest strap, specifically designed for children. It is elasticated for comfort and is optional as it can easily be removed. On this strap there is a reflected strip for added safety. Available in 10 colours.

Ideal for everyday outdoors, day trekking, commutes, packed lunches, hand luggage.

  • Height 29cm
  • Width20cm
  • Depth 13cm
  • Materials Vinylon-F
  • Volume 7L
  • Weight 220g

Buy Fjallraven Kanken Kids direct from The Sporting Lodge.

Kanken Big

A bigger version of the Kanken Classic, the Fjallraven Kanken Big features a larger compartment, with full opening zip, front pocket and one side pocket, seat pad, carry handles and adjustable straps. The Big Kanken also features padded shoulder pads for comfort. This bag is popular for longer treks and students who need the extra room. Available in 9 colours, this bag can suit all tastes.

  • Height 45cm
  • Width35cm
  • Depth 13cm
  • Materials Vinylon-F
  • Volume 20L
  • Weight 350g

Buy Fjallraven Kanken Big direct from The Sporting Lodge.

Kanken Maxi

The Fjallraven Kanken Maxi is a backpack for people who like to carry a lot with them. Similar dimensions to the Big Kanken with a large compartment, large front pouch but with no side pockets, instead this bag expands with a second back compartment. The bag features an extra zip on the outside so the bag can be made more compact if the back compartment is not in use. With a foam seat pad in the back and padded shoulder bags this bag is still very comfortable even if there is extra weight within. Available in 7 colours.

  • Height 41cm
  • Width32cm
  • Depth 14 + 7cm
  • Materials Vinylon-F
  • Volume 18 + 9L
  • Weight 500g

Buy Fjallraven Kanken Big direct from The Sporting Lodge.

Kanken Laptop

Keeping up with technology, Fjallraven developed the Kanken Laptop backpack to help the modern person on the move. This range has a large front compartment with seat pad included, front pocket for easy access items and side pockets, very similar to the Classic Kanken. The Laptop range have the added features of padded straps and a second compartment for a laptop at the back. This compartment is fully padded so there is no worry of damaging your laptop or your back! The range comes in three different sizes, to suit most laptops available 13”, 15” and 17”. Available in over 10 colours.

  • Height 30cm / 40cm / 42cm
  • Width23cm / 28cm / 30cm
  • Depth 16cm / 16cm / 18cm
  • Materials Vinylon-F
  • Volume 13L / 18L / 20L
  • Weight 345g / 460g / 500g

Buy Fjallraven Kanken Laptop direct from The Sporting Lodge.

Kanken No. 2

If you’re after luxury, the Fjallraven Kanken No. 2 is the bag for you. Modelled on the original Classic Kanken it has the same features of a generous compartment, front pouch and side pockets but is made fromFjallraven’s G-1000® Heavy Duty material which is protected by a layer of wax to make the bag more water resistant. This material is very durable and can be waxed time and time again, the seat pad in the Kanken No.2 is made from the same material and is very comfortable. The carry handles and details are in leather which adds an extra elegance to your Kanken. Available in 7 Stylish colours.

Ideal for everyday outdoors, day trekking, commutes.

  • Height 38cm
  • Width27cm
  • Depth 13cm
  • Materials G-1000 HeavyDuty
  • Volume 16L
  • Weight 550g

Buy Fjallraven Kanken No. 2 direct from The Sporting Lodge.

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