I've been lusting after the Ristretto for a while, as a carrier for my 13inch MacBook Pro. I love that it looks so much nicer than a generic laptop bag. I'm stuck on one point though -- why isn't the sleeve removable? I'd rather have that bag offered with no padding at all, so I could buy my own thin sleeve and slip it in and out to get through the TSA, rather than having to remove my laptop and lay it naked on the bumpy conveyer belt.
I need a bag that could function as both an around-town bag (just my laptop and some basic daily stuff), and for use when I fly. So I'm disappointed in this design decision! Would love if I could get a version with no padding so I could use my own sleeve.
I've been looking over all the other Tom Bihn bags too. I'm sure I'll end up buying something, though probably not the Ristretto.