Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

Fjallraven Product code: 20175360015
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The classic backpack that was originally designed for Swedish School Children has made a fashionable comeback 

The Fjallraven Kanken is a Scandinavian-designed 16L backpack that has that mixture of functional features, minimalist aesthetics, and fashionable colors that the Swedes seem to understand so well. It’s made with a robust water-resistant Vinylon F fabric, which will stand up to long-term repeated day-to-day use while helping to protect the devices and gear that you choose to store inside it. 

Simple, durable and versatile

The Kanken comes with durable shoulder straps and a convenient top grab handle, giving you plenty of options for carrying it. 

The main compartment has a pad that rests protects your back when you’re carrying the bag, but when you come to rest you can use it as handy seat pad for lunchtime picnics or al fresco coffees with friends.

All the essential pockets and features

The two side pockets are ideal for your water bottle and snacks, while the good-sized zippered front pocket is the perfect stash spot for your keys, wallet, or anything else you need quick access to.

The Kanken backpack is a bit of a design classic that still works as well today as the day it was designed, and it looks great too.

The best bits…

  • A design classic
  • Good-sized 16l capacity
  • Stylish, minimalist look
  • Robust and water-resistant outer fabric
  • Comfortable and durable straps and handles
  • Handy external pockets

Vital statistics…

  • Storage volume: 16L | 976 cu in
  • Dimensions: 38 x 27 x 13 cm | 15 x 11 x 5 in
  • Weight: 300 grams | 10.6 oz 

Give the Kanken a coat of Fjallraven's Greenland G-1000 Wax for increased weather resistance. 

Note: It is only G-1000 that can be waxed. So take extra care when waxing garments to avoid getting wax on non-G-1000 materials. For more information follow Fjallraven's  instructions.


Volume (L) 16
Colours available Royal Blue, Forest Green, Black, Ox Red, Fog, Purple/Violet and Frost Green


  • Free Worldwide Delivery | Non-Tracked | US & CA - $0.00

    Delivery expected by Saturday 13 July

    This is a limited-time free shipping offer. It's free, so won't be the fastest service we offer, and depending on the size of your item, it may not be tracked - but it will be a good reliable service that should arrive within three weeks.

  • Royal Mail Airmail | Non-Tracked | USA & Canada - $6.35

    Delivery expected by Wednesday 10 July

    Royal Mail Airmail is a budget non-trackable delivery method for smaller items. There are no guarantees on delivery date, as this will depend on your location. It is rare for delivery to take more than 2 weeks. If you would like more detailed information please contact us at

  • Royal Mail Airmail | Tracked | USA & Canada - $12.72

    Delivery expected by Friday 5 July

    This service is fully trackable and will be delivered by your Postman, Monday to Saturday at your normal delivery time. There is no signature required. Delivery times are approximately 7 working days, however remote areas may take slightly longer. if you have any queries regarding delivery times please email us at

  • Express International Light | Tracked | USA & Canada - $19.09

    Delivery expected by Monday 1 July

    This is an express fully tracked service with either DHL or Fedex, and a signature is required on delivery. Delivery will be made Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Details regarding delivery times can be found on our delivery information page. If you have a specific request for the courier to be used, please email us



Generally, we'll be happy to exchange or refund anything you've bought for up to one month from the date you receive it, so long as it’s in perfect, unused condition. If you'd like to return or exchange an item you bought more than one month ago, then you may be able to, but please email us about it first – a small restocking charge may also apply.

Returning or exchanging an item does not affect your statutory rights. You’ll find the official cancellation policy within full our Terms & Conditions.


All orders made between 1 November 2018 and 24 December 2018 are eligible for our extended return period. So, if you’re buying someone a gift and it’s not quite right, you’ve got until 24 March 2019 to return it*.

*All other return terms & conditions still apply.


On the back of the delivery note that's included with your order you'll find your returns form. This outlines everything you need to know about the returns process, the information we’ll need from you and where you need to send it back to. If you can't find this form, just download it here, or get in touch on and we'll email it over to you.


You’re responsible for the cost of returning items to us, but if you choose an exchange, we’ll be happy to cover the cost of shipping things back to you.


  • Anything that’s missing its tags or isn’t in a perfect, new and unused condition, including all its packaging
  • Skis and ski bindings which have been mounted, because these will have been done to your specific requirements and can’t be resold
  • Underwear