Good evening guys,
Tonight I’m going to talk about a tricky topic, and I say tricky not because I think many of you have a Kanken backpack in your houses that are false and that you paid for originals, if not because I’m very sorry that there are people who encourage this type of sales, because I will always defend the work of the people and the originality, and having said that, up to here my opinion jiji.
I will use the color photos to refer to the originals and the black and white photo for the fakes.
We start with the points to distinguish:
1.- The outer fabric of the backpack: the fabric of the originals is smooth, it is a nylon manufactured by themselves, which when wet becomes swollen making the backpack waterproof but that feels like textile. The fake ones are usually plastic and the texture is much rougher.
2.- The closing clasps: in the case of the Kanken mini only found in the upper handles of the backpack, but in the case of the Kanken Classic model, in addition to having one in the upper handles, it also has it in the straps back These brooches, in the original backpacks, are dark gold and the fox engraving is always in the same position as that of the front patch when we look at it from the front. Also on the inside is inscribed “WASA · 6 ·” which is not the meaning, although I tried to investigate because I was curious.
In the case of the fake Kanken this brooch is more light gold and the fox is not in the same sense as the logo.
3.- The zippers: in the case of the originals in both zippers is the same engraved, on one side is the fox, and on the other the name of the signature “FJÄLL RÄVEN” and like all Kanken have two closures of rack, these taxed are inverted in each one.
In falsifications, the fox is often inverted.
4.- The straps: The straps of the original Kanken backpacks are strong and resistant, they are woven in the shape of “H”, those of the fake tend to be much thinner and fray more easily.
5.- The inner labels: Inside the backpack, we can find two labels, one is the care of the backpack, which incidentally take the opportunity to comment, the best so that it does not lose color is to clean it dry, with some product Cebralin type, as indicated by the labels, although there are people who like that touch of solera and wash them in the washing machine, leaving the backpack a little discolored giving a vintage roll.
This label of care is textile and in it we can see the name of the backpack “Kanken” (with the small circle on top of the A) and the reference number of the backpack. The label of the fake is plastic.
The second label that we find inside, is the one that is sewn to the bottom of the backpack, where we can put our personal data, in the original Kanken this label is narrow and elongated and in the false it is wide and short
6. – External label: Another label that is in the backpack, is the outside, the one that hangs in the backpack, although apparently in the false ones it may seem that the label is the same, it is not. In the label we can find in the upper part, the logo with the name in red letters, then a small text referring to the origin of its creation and in the lower part the Swedish coat of arms, making reference that they are official suppliers of the Royal House of Sweden. Well, this shield in the original Kanken appears in color, in the labels of the false it comes out in black, usually.
Also on the back is a label stuck on the bottom, which reflects the backpack model, the reference and the color of the backpack.
These are roughly, the details in which you have to fix if you have doubts, not always in the fakes are all the cases that I have told you together, sometimes only distinguishes in the clasps, others in the strap , etc … And also on the other hand the originals increasingly add distinctive to keep differentiating, as for example, in some who came from the new consignment I observed that they added a flag of Sweden sewn to the label of personal data.
Originality will always go one step ahead! that without entering the quality … THE KANKEN ARE ETERNALLLLLL !!