Spacious and durable travel bag designed for comfortable carrying and easy handling on long journeys all over the world. Made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco in recycled polyester and organic cotton, with a base in waterproof PU-coated polyamide fabric with padding for extra protection when you place the bag down on the ground. The bag can be carried either by hand or as a backpack. The handles have a grip in natural-coloured leather and the padded shoulder straps have ventilating airmesh for extra comfort. To avoid having the contents of the bag pressing into the back, the top panels are padded. The smart design of the side pockets and top section allows handles and shoulder straps to be stowed away, making airport check-ins easier and reducing the risk of the bag getting caught during transport. Double handles on the ends provide easily accessed stable grips that make hauling the bag easy. The main compartment has an extra-large zippered opening and a mesh pocket inside to keep small items in place. There is also a security pocket with a zipper. On the outside there is a pair of open side pockets, one with a zippered pocket for essential items needed close at hand. There is also a little pocket for a business card/address card under one of the panels on top. The zipper for the main compartment can be locked with a padlock (not included). Volume: 70 litres.
In the 1950’s, 14 year-old Ake Nordin from Ornskoldsvik in Northern Sweden spent more time outdoors than indoors. After many long treks in the mountains, Ake decided the backpacks at the time were unsatisfactory and took matters into his own hands by building a wooden frame. This evenly distributed weight across his back so the pack did not end up uneven, pear-shaped, and uncomfortable. It also meant he could carry more weight with ease. Ake’s innovation quickly caught on and in 1960 Fjallraven became the first to commercially make and distribute framed backpacks.
Fjallraven means Arctic Fox in Swedish, honoring the small and highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. From the small town of Ornskoldsvik, Fjallraven has now expanded to every corner in the world. The fundamental ideas remain the same; provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all. We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.
Ake built his first framed backpack in his basement with his mother’s sewing machine. Using strong cotton fabric for the pack, he attached the wooden frame using leather straps and used calfskin for the support straps. Not only was the pack more comfortable and distributed weight evenly, it also increased ventilation between his back and the pack. Soon after, during a trip up North, Ake’s invention caught the attention of the indigenous Sami people who spent weeks at a time high up in the mountains. They asked Ake to build them a backpack and after that a tent. Fjallraven had found its beginning.
Rule 1: Functionality We work hard to develop functional equipment by carefully considering everything from new smart solutions to improved material. Our goal is to offer outdoor equipment that allows you to spend more – and more enjoyable – time in nature.
Rule 2: Durability A Fjallraven product is a guarantee that you will not need to buy a new product for a long, long time. Our users know that our products live up to strict requirements and last for a long time. Many products last for generations. This long lifecycle depends on many factors - for example production experience, superior choice of material, product assembly and strict quality controls during the production process.
Rule 3: Dependability When we design our products, we choose material and solutions that combined give you a safe, dependable product you will be able to use outdoors. We are aware that our equipment might be used in situations where there is not a lot of room for error, which is why all of our products are tested by experienced test groups before being sent to our retailers.
Fjallraven is growing and constantly moving into new markets. This makes it all the more important for us to take responsibility for every decision we make, whether we are in our home in Ornskoldsvik in northern Sweden or another corner of the world. One of the most important aspects of this is our responsibility toward everyone that works in the development and production of our equipment.