Fjällräven was founded by Åke Nordin and it’s been a trustworthy, uncompromising brand ever since it first appeared on the market. When Ake was a teenage scout, he was an adventurer and loved spending time in the great outdoors. It was then that he created his first functional - a backpack with an innovative wooden frame.
The knowledge he had at that time paired with his construction skills helped him create a pioneer product which was completely different from all the other hiking backpacks. The new backpack was instantly popular among Åke’s friends, who became his first clients.
The brand was officially founded in 1960 - 10 years after the prototype was created. Over 60 years, the Swedish brand came up with numerous designs using innovative materials. The products that appeared on the market shared not only timeless design, but also maximum functionality and legendary resistance to wear and tear. The most popular product by this brand is definitely a backpack known as Kanken.
Fjallraven Kanken - is it your thing?
We all know that there are all sorts of backpacks. The same goes for their owners - everybody has their preferences. Some prioritise large capacity, others search for a unique design, and others yet only care for premium quality. Kanken backpacks combine all of these features. They will be appreciated mainly by those who like urban and casual style. While talking about these backpacks, we can’t forget about how comfortable they are.
But there is one more feature of these accessories that deserves a mention. Kanken was designed to prevent spine problems among children! That’s why it was instantly popular in Swedish schools. Nowadays, a few decades later, it is still appreciated all around the world - not only by kiddos. Kanken is a perfect choice for all those who want to ensure proper posture.
More than backpacks - a few worlds about Fjallraven
Fjällräven also offers functional outdoor apparel and dedicated accessories. Since the very beginning, the founder of this brand - Åke Nordin together with a team of engineers, designers and other experts - has been introducing further innovations to the products. Each item undergoes numerous tests and is constantly improved.
What makes Fjällräven stand out?
The brand uses many innovative materials, which were tested in extreme weather conditions. One of such materials is G 1000. It is made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton and covered with wax, which is why it’s waterproof. This construction and waterproofing means G1000 is impervious to water, windproof and yet breathable.
You can also receive extra protection and have the G1000 fabric covered with special Greenland Wax on request. This will make your product particularly resistant to water and dampness. This way you can adapt your garment's performance to your personal preferences.