I just discovered a new brand (thanks to this review through WinterWomen.com) that I am pretty excited about. Fjallraven is a Swedish brand that has been around for 50+ years and is making some pretty good waves worldwide. Their products are fairly basic, but the kind of gear that gets passed down for generations (literally in this case) because of the quality and functionality.
Meet the Kanken:
Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Kanken is a simple, yet unique, pack that works for both adults and children. To be perfectly honest, I was pretty skeptical about it originally – it seemed TOO simple to me. However, it’s become a favorite for both my kids and me.
Because of the unique set-up of the shoulder straps, it works for both a child as young as P (age 3) and an adult. The straps can be lengthened and shortened easily AND it has a top handle for carrying like a handbag.
The Kanken unzips almost completely which means it’s easy to pack and holds a lot of gear. It’s especially perfect for carrying extra clothing, a water bottle or two and an adventure lunch.
My favorite feature is that it comes with an included sit-upon for taking a break and/or eating. Because the pack is made from Vinylon F fabric, which repels moisture better than any other synthetic fabric, it works year-round, even in the snow.
- Day trips
- Picnic lunches
- School bag
- Work bag
- A mulitfuncitonal bag that works for the whole family
Why we love it:
- Simple design means it’s easy for kids to use too
- The fabric repels moisture better than any other pack we have – so it’s ok to set it down in the snow
- Easy to adjust straps
- Handle to carry it instead of using it as a backpack
- Comes in a ton of colors
- The kind of backpack you keep and pass on to your grandkids
The Kanken works well for kids and adults and is available at WinterWomen.com. There is also a mini version that is available at WinterKids.com
Thanks to WinterWomen.com, one of you has the chance to win a Fjallraven Kanken in your choice of color (based on availability). As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help! This giveaway is open to the U.S. only.a Rafflecopter giveaway
WinterWomen.com generously provided us this gear in order to facilitate this review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. You can find my full disclosure here.
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