Tuesday, 12 April 2011

fjällräven - a green mountain fox

i'm not usually a person wearing a backpack. i have a large one for travelling, but other than that i'm quite happy with my regular handbags. however, i make one exception, and i've talked about getting one of those particular pieces of swedish design-history for more than a year now. the fjällräven kånken.



shotgun-jenna asked, on behalf of online-shop weare, if anyone was interested in reviewing the fjällräven kånken and i jumped at this chance to get one for free. so i gladly say thank you very much, and tell you all that, if you live in austria or my homecountry germany, you can order your very own kånken backpack here (if you live anywhere else, you can do a quick search on the internets to find any alternative sellers for your country). i'll do a wild guess and say that weare probably has the most diverse collection of colours available, at least it seems like it.



i was allowed to pick one of six colours, which wasn't an easy task (especially since my absolute favourites, ox red and brick, were not amongst them) - bright yellow or traditional military green? in the end i picked moss, a light apple green which is probably one of the few colours i don't have in my wardrobe. it will make for interesting outfits, and it surely is another case of instant spring!



the fjällräven kånken really is perfect for such everyday activities as picknicks and thrifting tours - which i have already tested meticulously on an extensive thrifting weekend. you can easily fit a bottle of something, some sandwiches, two glasses and some fruit and a camera in the main compartment. alternatively a couple of books, vintage skirts and a flower pot. the design is classic outdoorsy, with it's boxy form and the round red fox logo on the front. also, very smart, the back padding doubles as a small mat to sit on when you're out and about in the woods and need a little spontanious rest. actually, the only thing i'm missing with this backpack is shoulder padding. i have seen other kånkens with padded shoulder straps, so i'm not sure why this model doesn't feature them.

anyhow. i'm very happy with my kånken and will use it extensively this coming summer. and who knows, i might just go along and get a second one. in some shade of red and with shoulder padding.

7 comments:

Doria said...

That bag is adorable, that green wouldn't match anything i own, but it RAWKS! Love it!

nakenstickaren said...

Well well Lena, unpack your sewing machine and make yourself shoulder paddings!! ;-)
It's a really nice "springy" backpack!!

nakenstickaren said...

Well well Lena, Time to unpack your sewing machine and make yourselfe a couple of shoulder paddings!! ;-)

Ganska enkla att göra- en fyrkant av dubbelt tyg med typ bordsfilt eller annan stoppning emellan, kardborreband som stängning! Du kan göra flera par i olika tyger!

Linnea said...

jag vill också ha en! men de är ju så dyra:(...men det kanske är en bra investering som lär hålla både design/utseendemässigt och kvalitetsmässigt i lång tid framöver:)

Tagwort//Tagbild said...

der ist super, habe auch einen in hellblau, trag den nur nie als rucksack, sondern immer in der hand...

ich wünsche dir einen schönen samstag da ganz in den norden hinauf

Skye said...

Colour blocking is making me happy right now - you look very springtime!

laura said...

ich liebe diese rucksäcke, auch wenn sie nicht so hypermodern sind (also mit entlüftung und so), aber sie haben so einen zeitlosen schönen look. (: das grün ist super.