Because of the Fjällräven Kånken's popularity over many years has earned the bag an iconic status, many fraudulent companies and scamming websites try to make their own profit by making poor quality replicas, or even worse, taking your money and not even sending you a bag at all.
VERIFY FJÄLLRÄVEN RESELLER TOOL
The quickest and easiest way to make sure that you are buying from an official stockist of Fjällräven is by using their Verify Reseller tool. Simply go to Fjällräven's site here and click on the Verify Reseller option. Copy and paste the website address that you are looking to purchase from and if they are an authorised retailer, a green tick will appear.
As you can see below, MyFoxBag is an Authorized Online Retailer. DO NOT BUY from any site that is not authorized as there is no guarantee that your Kånken will be genuine.
GENUINE KÅNKEN VS A FAKE KÅNKEN
There are many articles online that outline the main features of a genuine Kånken vs a fake, however with increasingly better technologies being used by fake bag manufacturers, these should not be solely used to identify the authenticity of your Fjällräven bag.
Telling the Difference:
Unless you already have an authentic Kånken bought directly from Fjällräven next to a fake, it can often be difficult to tell the difference. A bag may look real but because of the weak materials used for fakes, it will not last anywhere near as long as a genuine bag and your money will be wasted.
Unless your bag is a special edition such as the Re-Wool, Re-Kånken, or No.2, most Kånkens are made from Fjällräven's special Vinylon-F material. This means that all their bags are hardwearing and ultra-durable, helping to protect your items from being damaged and offering water-repellent features.
Small details such as the stitching, zips and product tags are clear signs of the quality of a bag. Genuine Kånkens have double-stitched seams that are straight, use YKK zips with the Fjällräven logo on one side and the Fox logo on the other, and product tags are made from thick card that show the bag colour and barcode.
Although these signs of a fake Kånken are a good way of telling the quality of a bag, we strongly advise anyone looking to buy a genuine Kånken to use the Fjällräven Verify Reseller Tool at the top of the page. This is the fastest and easiest way to determine if a company is selling real Fjällräven Kånken bags or not.
If you have any other questions or concerns about your Kånken bag, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help!