Straight backs are happy backs. Kånken was launched in 1978 to spare the backs of school children. Back problems had begun to appear in increasingly younger age groups and shoulder bags were popular. Kånken has many simple, clear functions. The backpack soon became a common sight at pre-schools and nature schools around Sweden. The idea of using a backpack quickly spread, as did Kånken. It is just as popular today, and an excellent choice for school, outings or biking to work. Kånken is made out of durable, lightweight Vinylon F. The large main compartment with a large opening makes it easy to put in/take out items. Two side pockets and a zippered pocket in the front. Handle at the top, narrow, supple shoulder straps, sitting pad in the back pocket and logo that doubles as a reflector.
For many years Fjällräven have taken part in conservation projects and in particular have chosen to focus on the Scandinavian arctic fox, a species on the brink of extinction. Fjällräven also devotes itself to strengthening development in the countries and communities they are active in. Their initiatives take many forms, from contributing to improving the living conditions of those who produce their products, to organising different projects to strengthen interest in outdoor life and the natural environment. Fjällräven are also involved in philanthropic initiatives supporting needy children and families in Eastern Europe by supplying them with warm winter clothing.