Today we’re going to talk about the backpack that has taken Australia and the rest of the world by storm - the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent months (well, haven’t we all!), you’ve probably seen the popular Fjallraven Kanken Backpack floating around on the backs of your most stylish friends.
They look like this:
You might be surprised to know (or maybe you aren’t) that the Kanken Backpack has been around for a long time. In fact, they were first introduced for the beginning of the school year in 1978.
Fast forward to the year 2020 and they’ve made quite a comeback.
For good reason! While the original Kanken backpack was made from three different materials – one for the backpack itself, one for the inner pocket and one for the straps – the newly released Kanken bag is made from one 95% recycled material, and it’s recyclable itself.
Therefore, the re-released Kanken Backpack is not only a classic, decades-old design, but it’s extremely good for the environment as well.
That’s a win, win in our books.
Now that you know the history of the popular backpacks, let’s talk about size, colour, price, and where to buy them in Australia.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack Sizing
The Kanken Backpack comes in two different sizes - 16L and 20L. Both sizes can fit a small laptop, A4 textbook, IPAD Mini, and comfortably fit other daily items such as a water bottle and clothes.
Both sizes can be carried two ways - like a backpack or carry bag. You'll find adjustable shoulder straps along with an “X” design for maximum support. There are also two top handles with a dome snap closure for carrying.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack Material
Now these backpacks may look like lightweight canvas - and they are - but they are much tougher than they look.
The Fjallraven Kanken brand is known for its durability and weather proof design. Over the years the brand has focused on two things: to develop innovative and technically advanced solutions to improve their weatherproof fabrics using techniques that are kind to the environment.
Side note: we’ve tested just about every heavy object we could find and the backpack has passed the test over time, every time.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack Colours
We love the Fjallraven Kanken collection for their fun variety of colours. While various colours come and go, there are staples such as black, gray, green, and yellow that have remained in the line for decades.
Here are a few of our favourite current designs:
You can view the rest of the available colours over on their website and Australia’s selection on Urban Way Collective.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack Price
The Fjallraven Kanken Backpack costs $90 RRP for the 16L backpack and $110 RRP for the 20L backpack. However, these bags are so popular that you’re very likely to find a sale if you keep an eye out.
Where to Buy Kanken Backpacks in Australia
Finally, the part you’re really after. We keep a curated selection of Fjallraven Kanken’s most popular backpacks on Urban Way Collective year-round and offer free shipping across Australia.
Right now, there are discounts on quite a few colours just in time for Christmas, which you can check out here:
Shipping is fast and free for all Australian addresses.
And the best part?
If you haven’t shopped with Urban Way Collective before, you can still get 10% off your first purchase with the discount code: COMMUTE10
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