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How to take care of Kanken backpack

Fjällräven’s Kånken backpack is made from durable materials and is designed to last for a long time, but it still requires proper care to keep it in good condition.

Here are some tips for taking care of your Kånken backpack:

  • Clean it regularly: Use a soft brush or damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris from the surface of the backpack. If necessary, you can also use mild soap and water to clean the backpack, but make sure to rinse it thoroughly and let it dry completely before using it again.
  • Avoid overloading: While the Kånken backpack is designed to carry a lot of weight, it’s important to avoid overloading it, as this can damage the straps and the structure of the backpack. Try to distribute the weight evenly and avoid carrying heavy items for extended periods of time.
  • Store it properly: When you’re not using your Kånken backpack, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. You can also stuff the backpack with paper or cloth to help maintain its shape.
  • Avoid machine washing: While some Fjällräven backpacks can be machine washed, the Kånken backpack is not recommended for machine washing. Instead, hand wash it gently with mild soap and water.
  • Apply wax for water resistance: If you’re using your Kånken backpack in wet conditions, you can apply a special wax (such as Fjällräven’s Greenland Wax) to the surface of the backpack to make it more water-resistant.

How and When to Wash a Fjallraven Backpack

It’s important to wash your backpack regularly, as dirt and sweat can build up over time. Not only does this make it look less attractive, but it can also lead to the fabric breaking down faster and make the fabric smell bad over time.

As most Fjallraven backpacks are made from Vinylon F or polyester, they are fairly easy to clean!

To wash your Kånken backpack, follow these steps:

  1. Empty out all the contents of the backpack and shake off any loose dirt or debris.
  2. If there are any stains on the backpack, spot clean them using a mild detergent or a mixture of water and vinegar.
  3. Fill a sink or bathtub with cold water and add a small amount of mild detergent.
  4. Submerge the backpack in the water and gently agitate it to distribute the detergent.
  5. Let the backpack soak for about 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse the backpack thoroughly with cold water to remove all the soap suds.
  7. Squeeze out the excess water from the backpack.
  8. Hang the backpack to dry in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight or heat.
  9. Once the backpack is dry, apply a waterproofing spray to protect it from moisture and dirt.
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