"Looks like I bought a used bag at the full price"
The style is awesome, but the condition of the bag when I got it was awful. I got a blue one. I doubt if the condition of the bag is new; it looks like it has been used for two years. It's dirty inside and out, the edges are kind of torn up, the color is not even. Anyway it's a great bag, but I don't know what they have done to the bag.
Just got this in and I am totally digging it already. The separate computer pocket is very neat and I like the padded straps. FYI: The sand color is not what is pictured! If you take a peek at the Original Kanken and look at sand it is what you get. The one pictured here is more of a putty. I actually wanted the nice dark sand color shown on the Original so I was VERY happy to see it when I opened my box of goodies!
This backpack is the perfect size for school. In the smaller front pocket I can hold a larger calculator, glasses and pencils. The inner compartment is large enough for a notebook and a few books but often I wish it was a bit larger. The real star of the pack is the computer compartment. It is located on the back which is very functional. It comes with a foam pad for extra protection.