Care for your Kånken

The Kanken Backpack has become a trusted essential for many people around the world. Whether you take it on grand adventures, to school, work or shopping a simple bit of care will make sure yours lasts!


NEVER put your Kanken in the washing machine – Instead, wash any dirty marks with a mild derergent, lukewarm water and a soft brush or sponge. To dry your Kånken, hang it up in a well-ventilated area that is not exposed to direct sunlight.

To get the vibrant colours Kånken are known for, Fjällräven use a special dying technique. Which means there’s a slight chance the colour can rub off on your clothes – particularly light coloured clothing. So it is  recommend that you rinse your Kånken in lukewarm water before you use it.

Don’t overfill Kånken  –  There is a wide range of different sizes all available on My Fox bag, so if you want to stuff it full of essentials it is recommended that you get a bigger size. The Kånken Classic backpack has a 16-litre volume, and although we don’t have an official max weight-load, we would advise to keep it to just a few kilos.

Don’t put a laptop in a regular Kånken, either. The back pocket is made for folders, note pads, perhaps a tablet computer, but not a laptop. It puts too much strain on the straps and zips. Get a Kånken Laptop instead. There are three Kånken Laptop sizes to choose from, so you can find one to suit you.

If you get something stuck in Kånken’s zips, avoid yanking it free. Instead, use a little bit of oil or clear lip balm to loosen the zip. Then gently try opening and closing it.

If tears appear, fix them straight away. The longer you leave them, the bigger they’ll get and then they’ll be almost impossible to repair.

Finally, make sure not to leave Kånken in direct sunlight. The colour will fade. Kånken prefers shade or low-level sunshine.