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Article nr. F23510


Classic Kånken backpack with zipper that opens the entire main compartment. Very hardwearing vinylon fabric. Removable seat cover at the back. Simple shoulder straps and handle on top. Reflector in the logo.


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  • Description

    Straight backs are happy backs. Kånken was launched in 1978 to spare the backs of school children. Back problems had begun to appear in increasingly younger age groups and shoulder bags were popular. Kånken has many simple, clear functions. The backpack soon became a common sight at pre-schools and nature schools around the country. The idea of using a backpack quickly spread, as did Kånken. It is just as popular today, and an excellent choice for school, outings or biking to work. Kånken is made out of durable, lightweight Vinylon F. The large main compartment with a large opening makes it easy to put in/take out items. Two side pockets and a zippered pocket in the front. Handle at the top, narrow, supple shoulder straps, sitting pad in the pocket in the back and logo that doubles as a reflector.
  • Size, material & environment information

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      Sizeguide, Kånken

    • SKU: F23510
    • Gender: Unisex
    • Concept: Hardware
    • Activity: Everyday Outdoor
    • Height: 38 cm
    • Width: 27 cm
    • Materials: Vinylon-F
    • Depth: 13 cm
    • Volume: 16 L
    • Outer material: Vinylon F 100% Vinylal
    • Weight: 300 g
    • Zips: YKK
    • Rain cover: Finns ej
    • Climate compensated: Yes

    Washing instructions

       Machine wash in 40°c
       Wool, gentle machine wash in 30°c
       Hand wash only
       Do not wash
       Do not dry clean
       Dry clean in Tetrachloroethylene
       Gentle dry clean in Tetrachloroethylene
       Do not bleach
       Do not tumble dry
       Tumble dry with low heat
       Do not Iron
       Iron, Steam or Dry, with low heat
       Iron, Steam or Dry, with medium heat
       Iron, Steam or Dry, with high heat 

    Looking after your outdoor clothing is the be all and end all when it comes to making sure your clothes last. Do not wash it too often, and wash it correctly.

    Read more about how to best look after your clothes here.

  • Shipping & Returns

    2-4 days of deliver time. 
    Product returns within 30 calendar days of receipt of the product.
    Pre-paid returns which make things simple if you want to return items.
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  • Reviews
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    • KANKEN CLASSIC review

      "The best backpack I ever used both on rough and smooth trips. Sturdy, keeping its shape. Amazingly comfortable in spite of non-fussy, light shoulder straps, even when heavily filled up to 100% of its capacity. Dirt resistant. Equally easy to carry as cabin luggage. Clever, hidden zipper protecting the inside from the rain and deterring thieves. Incredibly versatile; due to its compact form, can be used as a pillow or a foot rest. Also easy to keep under control. To top it all, a joy to watch, esthetically perfect and wonderful colours. I can hardly resist buying another half a dozen just for mere pleasure. Excellent value for money. Truly amazing, excellence, quality and beauty all in one. Deserves more than 10/10.

      Soetkin, 10/13/13