I’ve never been a backpack kinda girl. Even in my high school years, I wore a messenger bag very early on in spite of the strain it would put on my upper body (anything to be cool, right?). These days, I’ve typically preferred to sling a roomy leather tote over one shoulder for my day-to-day. So when I got my hands on the beloved Kanken backpack from Fjällräven Canada recently, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But on the very first day I took it out, it’s safe to say that everything changed: it might sound over the top, but I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to carry things! I brought it with me to Montreal last week and, if the fact that I wore it nearly everyday is of any indication, it has definitely made itself into a closet mainstay. In addition to being way more comfortable and balanced, I realized that I actually really do like the look of it. Now, if only I could only turn back the time so I could have had one back in the day!
Photos by Brian Chan