Kånken was released in 1978 to help prevent back problems seen among Swedish school children and over the years has become one of Fjällräven’s most popular products. Kånken Mini is suitable for smaller children and even adults who would like a small backpack. It is perfect for a change of clothes at school, a packed lunch for an outing or as a convenient everyday bag for a wallet, water bottle, piece of fruit or the like. The shoulder straps are long and adjustable so they fit both little and big backs. They can be fastened with a button so they are not in the way when they are in their smallest position. Kånken Mini is made from durable and light Vinylon F fabric that is water and dirt resistant. The main compartment has a large zippered opening that makes it easy to pack and unpack. There are two flat side pockets and a front pocket with a zipper. It comes with a sitting pad that is stored in the inside back pocket. There are handles on top and narrow, supple shoulder straps. The logo on the front 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.