The Kånken has been a staple with Swedish schoolchildren for decades, and with it's recent entry into the American market, perhaps its headed for the same fate here. I love that the discreet laptop sleeve stays mostly hidden from view and gives the bag structure as well. The knapsack also comes with a foam seat pad, for when the Nordic (or perhaps Nebraskan) ground is wet or cold. I ported my laptop home last night and back again this morning. Easy as pie.
Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.