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Brand History

Born from passion, created for necessity

At just fourteen-years-old, Swedish born Åke Nordin was unhappy with the cumbersome nature of his rucksack. A boy scout, Nordin knew a thing or two about how you should carry heavy loads on your back – so equipped with a wooden frame and his mother’s sewing machine, he set about creating his very own backpack. In 1960, hailing from the small town of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden, a place where mountains and forest meet the sea, Fjällräven was born. An outdoor clothing and equipment company that’s committed to making nature more accessible in true Swedish style-- it focuses on simplicity and practicality, and has the utmost respect for the environment.

Product Families

Say hello to the Fjällräven families. These highly functional product series are created for active lives - from sea level all the way to the mountains.

Fjällräven families are developed for different types of activity, terrain, and climate, and they let people enjoy and explore nature in its most shifting forms.

They make Fjällräven's product range easier to navigate, and also make it easier to find related products and equipment targeted for specific customer needs.

Kånken Family

You know Kånken comes in a whole rainbow of colors, but did you know it is also available in different sizes and fabrics too? There are Laptop Kånkens, a Mini Kånken, a purse sized Kånken Sling, a recycled plastic Re-Kånken and an extra sleek Kånken No. 2.

Pick your favorite color, there is a Kånken to suit you.


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