Tired of bulky, strappy nonsense from a Northface backpack? Want something a bit more classic, subtle, and 1970’s refined? Our recommendation is the Fjällräven Classic Kanken Backpack, and their design hasn’t changed since 1978.
The pioneer of modern-day mountaineering equipment, Fjällräven (Swedish for “arctic fox”) was founded over 60 years ago when a young boy came up with an innovative improvement on the common rucksack and voilà, the world’s first framed backpack. Still designing today with the same dedication to ingenuity, this iconic Swedish brand is known the world over for simple, functional designs that stand the test of time. This classic is a highly durable and utilitarian daypack with an undeniable cool factor. It’s machine washable and comes with a removable seat cover in the inside back. Made of superdurable vinylon. Zip closure. Top handle. Adjustable straps. Front pocket with zip closure, side welt pockets. Import. 15″H x 11″W x 5″D. (Buy it at J.Crew for $75).
Since the 50’s, Fjällräven produce “functional equipment for more – and more comfortable – journeys in the outdoors”.