Monday, November 21, 2011


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Swedish flag-FYI- KANKEN Backpacks
It took about a year to learn how to spell the name of this Swedish company correctly-but since we saw the fall/winter 2011collection-we've noticed how the Kånken and Kånken mini backpacks ($75-$55), pictured above-have a cult following hauling them around.

For S/S 2012 Fjällräven showed some more haulers-including  a laptop bag and totepack $110 apiece-made of the tough durable G-1000® HeavyDuty material...(a poly/cotton blend)

And what we loved right away- the retro cool Rucksacks No. 21 with a laptop compartment-in small, medium and large sizes made of the waxed weather tough G-1000® fabric-top loaded design with a snow lock under the lid. ($159-$189-$275)

This Vintage Backpack -is a retro style top-loader with a mesh back panel that keeps the load stable and your back comfortable ($175-$200)

Greenland Hat -classic trekking hat with right amount of sartorial swagger to be worn by the hip -durable and water repellent $35

New women's Nikka shorts-have a very practical construction for those that end up sliding down the muddy mountainside---with stretch and made of G-1000® $110

The Kalfjåll Soft Shell Jacket-a light trekking item-with a 2 way zip-made f G-1000®Lite $199


Adjustable hood

Telemark Jackets-$299

The women's lightweight Tundra Softshell $199-made of G-1000®Lite-with stretch, -highly water resistant but washable too-in dark olive, black as well as this red.

Stina lightweight-waxable

Button down-Denny Shirt-cool touch organic cotton---$160

Greenland Wax-eco-friendly made from beeswax and paraffin $10-$20 designed to make G-1000® fabric even more water/wind/dirt resistant

available now Expedition Jacket $699 designed to be worn over backpacks/icepicks or under. Classified as a "work of art."