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ANYWHERE with Kånken

The Kånken has always been a way to express & explore, a proven companion on everyday adventures. It represents so much to so many and an invitation to get into nature, wherever that may take you.

Since 1978, Kånken has been at home in classrooms, helping the student in each of us on our academic journeys.

For those who are looking to express their creative sides, there is a Kånken designed for you.

Our Kånken family runs deep, helping us stay organized and inspired by simple function.

The iconic Kånken backpack was created in 1978 by founder, Åke Nordin, to tackle back problems surfacing in young school children. Tasked with designing and creating an affordable and functional backpack that left plenty of room for books, paper and other school supplies, the Kånken backpack was born. The classic Kånken bag is made from durable, water-repellent Vinylon F fabric, features several pockets and includes a seat pad that aids posture and provides extra back support. Offered in nearly 60 different color combinations, Kånken is a favorite amongst many school-aged boys and girls.

After 47 years, the thoughtful design of the original Kånken backpack has remained much of the same, though more models have been introduced. Kånken Mini features adapted shoulder and chest straps to accommodate small children, while Kånken Laptop includes a secure and padded pocket for laptop computers and tablets. Explore the entire Kånken family to join you on your next adventure.