FjallRaven Kanken Backpack – Forest Green

Making adventure last since 1960

In the 1950’s, 14 year-old Ake Nordin from Ornskoldsvik in Northern Sweden spent more time outdoors than indoors. After many long treks in the mountains, Ake decided the backpacks at the time were unsatisfactory and took matters into his own hands by building a wooden frame. This evenly distributed weight across his back so the pack did not end up uneven, pear-shaped, and uncomfortable. It also meant he could carry more weight with ease. Ake’s innovation quickly caught on and in 1960 Fjallraven became the first to commercially make and distribute framed backpacks.

Fjallraven means Arctic Fox in Swedish, honoring the small and highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. From the small town of Ornskoldsvik, Fjallraven has now expanded to every corner in the world. The fundamental ideas remain the same; provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all. We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.


Ake built his first framed backpack in his basement with his mother’s sewing machine. Using strong cotton fabric for the pack, he attached the wooden frame using leather straps and used calfskin for the support straps. Not only was the pack more comfortable and distributed weight evenly, it also increased ventilation between his back and the pack. Soon after, during a trip up North, Ake’s invention caught the attention of the indigenous Sami people who spent weeks at a time high up in the mountains. They asked Ake to build them a backpack and after that a tent. Fjallraven had found its beginning.


Rule 1: Functionality We work hard to develop functional equipment by carefully considering everything from new smart solutions to improved material. Our goal is to offer outdoor equipment that allows you to spend more – and more enjoyable – time in nature.

Rule 2: Durability A Fjallraven product is a guarantee that you will not need to buy a new product for a long, long time. Our users know that our products live up to strict requirements and last for a long time. Many products last for generations. This long lifecycle depends on many factors – for example production experience, superior choice of material, product assembly and strict quality controls during the production process.

Rule 3: Dependability When we design our products, we choose material and solutions that combined give you a safe, dependable product you will be able to use outdoors. We are aware that our equipment might be used in situations where there is not a lot of room for error, which is why all of our products are tested by experienced test groups before being sent to our retailers.


Fjallraven is growing and constantly moving into new markets. This makes it all the more important for us to take responsibility for every decision we make, whether we are in our home in Ornskoldsvik in northern Sweden or another corner of the world. One of the most important aspects of this is our responsibility toward everyone that works in the development and production of our equipment.


Delivery times:

We deliver by DHL within 1-3 business days to your home address in Germany and within 3-5 business days to addresses in other European countries. Shipping insurance is always included. Shipping overseas takes around 2-3 weeks with standard service. The delivery times to other countries will be indicated individually.

Because of the relatively small factory inventories at outdoor clothing collections, we can not guarantee for constant availability of all parts of our online collection. You can contact us via email or phone before your order to ask us about the current availability. In case of delivery delays we will inform you via e-mail, fax or telephone. Shipments to mailboxes are not possible.

Information regarding shipping times to international destinations:

Below you will find the shipping times for destinations outside of Germany. Please add these shipping times to the basic shipping times listed in the articles descriptions.

Shipping destination Additional estimated shipping time in work days
Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy (North), Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic + 2 work days
Estland, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy (Middle), Sweden, Slovakia, Spain, Hungary + 3 work days
Finnland, Italy (South), Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland + 4 work days
Bulgaria, Norway + 5 work days
Greece, Japan + 6 work days
Canada, United States of America + 5-7 work days
Russian Federation + 5-15 work days

Information on shipping times calculation:

If your order contains more than one item having different shipping times, we will ship your order in one single delivery as long as there is no other agreement. In this case, the longest shipping time is taken. Please keep in mind that there is no delivery on Sundays and national holidays.

Shipping costs:

  • Great Britain (GB), Germany (DE), Austria (AT), Switzerland (CH): Free shipping delivery. Returns from all countries except Germany have to be paid by the customer.
  • EU countries: Please refer to table published in our shipping policy. Returns from EU countries have to be paid by the customer.
  • Non-EU countries and Switzerland: Please refer to table published in our shipping policy. For shipments overseas an additional delivery is not possible. Returns have to be paid by the customer.

About deliveries to non-EU countries and incurring additional duties and fees you can find information for example at and especially for Switzerland at

For bulky goods we calculate the actual costs as surcharge fee for each product. As an example bulky goods are: Ski (with a length of more than 160 cm), bicycles, mountain bikes, and volume elements for climbing walls. Bulky goods can be recognized by an additional labeling in the product selection, indicating a shipping rate in the prefix, which will be added as an additional charge for the product in the cart. You never pay more than indicated in your shopping cart. Partial delivery causes no additional costs within EU countries and Switzerland; please enter a phone number where you are reachable during the day.

Orders are shipped only when all previous deliveries already have been paid.

The goods are and remain property of eXXpozed – sports & fashion until the complete payment of the invoice sum is made.

Shipping costs – overview

Shipping Destination cost

Germany – Free Shipping *. Up to an order value of USD 66.57 a shipping fee of USD 3.22 will be charged.

Austria – Free Shipping *. Up to an order value of USD 66.57 a shipping fee of USD 6.55 will be charged.

Great Britain & Ireland – Free Shipping *. Up to an order value of USD 66.57 a shipping fee of USD 7.66 will be charged.

Switzerland – Free Shipping *. Up to an order value of USD 110.94 a shipping fee of USD 10.98 will be charged.

USD 0.00

Zone 1: Belgium, Denmark, France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic

Zone 2: Andorra, Italy, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, Vatican City

Zone 3: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Cyprus

USD 10.98

Zone 4: Israel, Russian Federation, Turkey

Zone 5: Australia, Canada, Japan, USA

Zone 6: Brazil, New Zealand

USD 20.97

Other countries: Please contact us to request shipping fee.

Tax / Customs Information Delivery address in Switzerland

When delivery address is located in Switzerland, tax of 19% (DE) is deducted in the checkout.
Delivery to Switzerland takes place in Germany.
Costs (Tax (CH), customs cost) that accure when importing to Switzerland have to be paid by the customer and are settled up at delivery by our shipping service provider.
You can find more information about customs especially for Switzerland on

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