Kanken bags are now worn everywhere, and if you’re one of the owner, you’ll proudly wear it every-single-day on any occasion. Kanken is a phenomena, whether you’re in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Europe or any part of the world, you’ll see the fans styling it on the street. With a vast variety of colors selection (and new one’s on every season), you’d wish to own at least two to suit your lifestyle and fashion sense.
Like every most wanted bags, it is unfortunate if you’re conned by the counterfeit bags. Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish if the bag you bought is the real deal or not. Here is the tip we gather to spot on fake Kanken bags.
Vinylon-F (Polyvinyl Alcohol), is tough, rough and sturdy material. The first touch on the bag is recognized by its rough surface, if you compare it with the fake Kanken, you’ll notice that most of the fake one’s are a soft, canvas/cloths material. You can tell from afar for fake material is often shiny. This is one of the characteristic the fake one couldn’t replicate.
- Tags tied on the outside of the bag
Old batches comes with yellow and brown tags. The new batches often comes with brown tags only. Also, the plastic wrap should have a sticker of barcode with color name and coding (coding should be the same on the brown tags, white tag attached to bags inside and on plastic wrap).
- Brown Tags
Top straps handle and shoulder straps should NEVER be glossy. For dual color, straps on the circled part should follow the color of the bag, not the color of the top handle and the shoulder straps.
- Front Logo
Front logo serve as a reflector during night. Some batches comes with white background on the logo, some off-white. But the sole purpose should be meet; as a reflector (to light) during night.
Button on top handle clip should read “WASA 6” at the back of the button, with the fox logo of Fjallraven engraved on it.
Fox engraved on top side and “WASA 6” wording on the back of the button
The zips on main compartment (also on front pocket) should have written Fjallraven (with YKK branding) on one side, and the fox logo on the other side.
FJALLRAVEN written on one side, Fox logo on the other side
That’s all for the tips, guys! Remember, if the price is too good to be true, don’t buy it.
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