Straight backs are happy backs! The Fjällräven Kånken was created in 1978 in order to help prevent back problems among Swedish school children. It became popular in schools throughout the country very quickly. Today, 35 years later, the Kånken has become one of Fjällräven's most beloved products. This classic backpack is suited for journeys to and from school or work, as it is for trekking and traveling. The material is hard-wearing, lightweight Vinylon F fabric that is able to withstand dirt and wetness. The main compartment has a large opening with a zip, making it easy to pack and unpack as well as two flat side pockets and a zipped pocket on the front. The included PE foam seat cushion is stored in the interior back pocket to prevent the contents of the backpack from poking against your back – and it 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.