Yeah, the lack of padding is pretty much the only reason why I'm hesitant to buy this. I'd love to hear what people who have this bag have to say about this. Is it really uncomfortable (especially if you carry it for a longer period of time) or does it just look like it's gonna be?
From what I understand though, this is sort of the basic model of Kanken backpacks. Fjallraven makes other models in the same line, in different sizes and with some little design changes, like padded straps, leather details, etc. I'd really like to see a drop for the 17" laptop model.