Need a new backpack ahead of the school year? Fjallraven's iconic Kanken is one of the best

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Shop the popular Kanken classic backpack at Amazon.
Shop the popular Kanken classic backpack at Amazon.

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Autumn is coming, and with it you can expect to see backpacks everywhere as the school year kicks into gear. Fjällräven's classic fox logo is bound to appear on the bags of many passerby as the season begins.

Whether you're coming to Fjällräven from TikTok, where the Swedish brand has been trending since around 2019, or you've been harboring love for the little red fox emblem since your Tumblr days, we've broken down the ins and outs of the Känken backpack so you can decide if it's right for you.

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The Fjällräven Känken Classic backpack comes with two side pockets, a zippered front pocket, a zippered front flap and carrying handles that can be clasped together so you can carry the bag from the top, or simply wear the backpack straps. The Classic version comes in 35 different colors. It's made with Vinylon F, a fabric that, according to Fjallraven's website, is designed to be dirt-resistant and to wipe clean.

Certain colors are cheaper on Amazon than others, and it seems that popular options like lavender and sage green go out of stock fairly quickly—standard colors like yellow, red and black are consistently available, and range in price from around $60 to $75. Fjällräven's Känken bag retails on Fjallraven's website for $80, so if you're looking to save a little money on the backpack, Amazon is a good bet.

We've talked about the Fjällräven Känken line before, in our roundup of some of the best backpacks for work and travel, but you don't have to take our word for it. Over 1,700 reviewers gave the black version of the Känken backpack five stars, noting that it was perfect for school and could hold a laptop, books and other school materials comfortably.

$61 to $86 at Amazon

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This article originally appeared on Reviewed: Fjallraven Kanken: Get the social media-famous backpack for back to school