We here at the Strategist are longtime fans of Swedish outdoor experts Fjällräven. The brand’s toasty synthetic parka counts among our favorite winter coats, and our senior writer Lauren Ro says her boxy Kanken backpack has survived more than six years of commuting and overseas travel (even after extended use, “there isn’t a single tear or any loose threads, and the zippers have never once snagged or come apart”).
For spring and summertime adventures, we like Fjällräven’s smaller sling bag, which is lightweight yet substantial enough to hold a tube of sunscreen, your sunglasses, and any other essentials within its two zipper pockets. Made from the same durable materials as the Kanken, it’s perfect for any festivals, hikes, or sunny park strolls on the horizon. All four colorways are on flash sale for 50 percent off right now at Urban Outfitters, which brings the price down to just $18 from the original $35. I’m partial to the mustard yellow, but you definitely can’t go wrong with classic navy or black.
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