I have long heard from my colleague Rod Trent about the quality of Waterfield Designs bags that are made out in San Francisco.
Well, I was recently given an opportunity to take a closer look at one of their Surface Book SleeveCase bags that I will use during an upcoming to trip to protect the Surface Book that I am putting to good use these days.
The model I opted to try out is the vertical bag made out of Black Ballistic with Micro-Trim - think nylon here to understand what the material looks and feels like. This bag also comes in a horizontal model with the same material and you can also get it in Waxed Canvas with Grizzly Leather (both horizontal and vertical versions).
I opted for the vertical format because it will slide nicely into my camera/computer combo backpack yet leave me access to the Surface Book.
The bag is quite thick and cushioned but yet it is soft and pliable and has a very soft interior - it is very, very smooth inside.
There is a storage pocket on the back of the bag that can hold some papers but definitely not your power adapter for Surface Book. If you also need to carry your power cord then Surface Book can go inside the SleeveCase and be placed inside a larger bag that also has your power adapter in it.
The bag has an option to include D-rings and a strap so that you can carry it over your shoulder if that is something you would be likely to do. Since I make most trips to my local coffee shop with just Surface Book this is going to be a nice way to carry it with me.
As you can see in the image gallery there are at least three options for carrying Surface Pen with this case. The fit inside of the SleeveCase for Surface Book is snug but not so tight that you can not easily remove the device by sliding you fingers in on either side to grab it.
The bag retails for $59, the optional D-Rings alone are $5 or you can get the carry strap and D-rings for $22.