GENUINE KÅNKEN VS A FAKE KÅNKEN
There are many articles online that outline the main features of a genuine Kånken vs a fake, however with increasingly better technologies being used by fake bag manufacturers, these should not be solely used to identify the authenticity of your Fjällräven bag.
Telling the Difference:
Unless you already have an authentic Kånken bought directly from Fjällräven next to a fake, it can often be difficult to tell the difference. A bag may look real but because of the weak materials used for fakes, it will not last anywhere near as long as a genuine bag and your money will be wasted.
Unless your bag is a special edition such as the Re-Wool, Re-Kånken, or No.2, most Kånkens are made from Fjällräven’s special Vinylon-F material. This means that all their bags are hardwearing and ultra-durable, helping to protect your items from being damaged and offering water-repellent features.
Small details such as the stitching, zips and product tags are clear signs of the quality of a bag. Genuine Kånkens have double-stitched seams that are straight, use YKK zips with the Fjällräven logo on one side and the Fox logo on the other, and product tags are made from thick card that show the bag colour and barcode.