Written by Nicole

Fjällräven Re-Kanken vs Kanken

Fjällräven comes with a new backpack: the Fjällräven Re-Kanken. There is not a big difference between the two backpacks. The bag is exactly the same in terms of content and boxes and at first the two backpacks seem almost identical. But in the field of environmental awareness there is a change in the production process. In this article we compare the Fjällräven Kanken with the Re-Kanken.

Different material

Recycled material

Recycled

With the Re-Kanken Fjällräven has succeeded in making the negative impact on the environment even smaller. This special version of the Kanken is made from recycled polyester from eleven plastic bottles. This makes the fabric stiffer than the first model. Not only is the bag made of recycled material, the bag itself can also be recycled. In addition, the Re-Kanken was colored early in the process, so that less water, energy and chemicals were used. A big advantage of this is that the paint is well absorbed into the fabric and the backpack discolors much less quickly in the sun.

Textile

Textile

The previous edition is made of textile. This makes the fabric of the backpack feel soft. The backpack has been made environmentally aware in comparison to many other backpacks, although it has a small backlog in Re-Kanken. In the production process, the fabric is dyed at the end. This means that a large part of the paint mainly reaches the upper part of the fabric and does not really pull well into the fabric. This may cause the backpack to discolour in the sun after a long time.

Conclusion

There is no big difference between Fjällräven Kanken and Re-Kanken. The bag is exactly the same in terms of content and boxes. What is a point for improvement is the environmentally conscious choice that Fjällräven has made with the Re-Kanken. Apart from the fact that the bag is made from recycled bottles, the fabric stays in the sun for longer.


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