I have several Domkes; an F1X (my very first camera bag), an F804, and three F3X. I have never suffered any kind of damage using an unpadded Domke, but then I do not mistreat my gear. (I also have two Tamracs and three Billinghams). I also use a Filson field bag for my Nikon F4, with a Tenba Wedding insert for padding. The only time I have ever damaged photo gear was when I accidentally swept a camera (with lens mounted) off the end of my bed; it landed on its back, and the mount ring on the lens came loose.