Straight backs are happy backs! Kånken was created as far back as 1978 to help prevent back problems among Swedish school children and quickly became a common sight at preschools and nature schools throughout the country. Today, 35 years later, Kånken has straightened millions of backs across the globe and has become one of Fjällräven's most beloved products. This classic backpack is equally suited to journeys to and from school or work, as it is to trekking and travelling. The material is hard-wearing, lightweight Vinylon F fabric that is able to withstand dirt and wetness. The spacious main compartment has a large opening with a zip, which makes it easy to pack and unpack. It has two flat side pockets and a zipped pocket on the front, perfect for those bits and bobs that you want to keep close at hand. The included PE foam seat cushion is stored in the interior back pocket where it prevents the contents of the backpack from poking against your back – and is always within reach for when you need to take a break and sit down, wherever you may be. The carrying system is simple but practical and consists of handles at the top and slender, adjustable shoulder straps. The logo on the front is reflective. It also has an address label inside the main compartment.
New Zealand: Shipping is free for orders $99 and over. For orders under $99, shipping is $3 for the Wellington region and $5.99 for the rest of the country. For orders placed by 1pm on Monday to Friday, we aim to have it delivered to you on the next working day.
Rest of the world: Shipping is calculated at checkout. DHL Express Shipping is our preferred method of shipping and is available for most countries.
(Please note, customers will be liable for any Tax/Duties imposed by the receiving countries government)
For all orders, we use a tracked courier service with signature required on delivery. You can opt for the parcel to be left without a signature, but it then becomes your responsibility to ensure it is delivered safely. For international orders, if you would prefer to express shipping with FedEx, please contact us for a quote.
We hope you love your new purchase! If something is not quite right, you can read below on how to exchange items within 30 days. Returned items must be brand new & unworn with original tags attached. If an item is faulty, we’ll meet our obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act.
Please note, we do not accept returns on all sale items.
Items must be clean, unworn and in a re-sellable condition, with original tags attached, and in the original box for shoes.
Please ensure your item is well packaged and no tape is on the shoe box or clothing.
If returning for a store credit or an exchange there is no additional cost, if returning for a refund there is a $7.50 handling fee that will be deducted from your refund.
Please note, certain items are not able to be returned unless faulty. This includes underwear, swimwear and final sale items.
Exchanging for different priced items
Exchanging for items of lesser value:
You can choose to have the difference returned to you in the form of store credit or a refund back to your original payment method. (Please note that if you choose a refund to the original payment method, a $7.50 handling fee will be deducted from the available refund amount.
Exchanging for items of greater value:
You can pay the difference during the exchange process via credit card (no other payment options are available)
If you would like to pay the difference by a different payment method, you must choose the store credit option and then wait until we have received your return. We will then email you your store credit. You can then shop with your store credit and pay any difference using our standard payment methods.
You will be able to select either an Exchange, Store Credit.
Repackage the item with your name and order number, and send to: Empire Returns PO BOX 30569, Andrews Ave Lower Hutt 5010.
You are responsible for organising and purchasing postage to return discounted items. We do not accept responsibility for the item until it is received at our shop, so it is recommended that you use a tracked service. Alternatively, you can purchase a paid return label from us HERE.
Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to not accept returns if the product is not in acceptable condition on return. This includes but is not limited to:
Footwear returned without the original box and sets of laces
Footwear that is marked, creased or shows signs of being worn outside
Clothing without any of the original tags
Items without the original packaging or cases
Items outside of the 30 day return window
Items that are marked 'final sale'
Underwear, swimwear and personal hygiene products
Any items sent back to us not using our courier service are your responsibility until they arrive and are signed for at our premises.
Exchanges will be sent once your return has arrived back with us and been cleared by our returns department.
Refunds and Store Credit will be issued once the items have been returns and inspected by our returns department.