The Surface Book 2 is a serious investment, but it’s a true productivity machine and you’re definitely not going to leave it at home.
So, you need a good bag to keep it safe while you’re out and about. Whether you want style, practicality or something based on a tight budget, there are some great bags out there for the Surface Book 2.
Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger
When you’re getting a Surface Book, why not get something that’s been designed with it in mind? The Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger costs around $50 and is recommended by Windows Central Executive Editor Daniel Rubino. It has a main compartment for your laptop, a rear sleeve, a front pocket, and a small, zippered pocket on the flap.
There’s also a dedicated Surface Pen holder, which is a nice and important touch, as well as a dedicated pocket for Microsoft’s super-portable Surface Arc Mouse. The bag is made from chambray with PU leather accents on the bottom and around the pockets.
The Collins Vertical Messenger is stylish, light and despite being fairly compact, roomy enough to take all your Surface Book 2 essentials. It’s perfect for the 13-inch Surface Book 2, but the larger 15-inch model sadly won’t fit.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack
The Peak Design Everyday Backpack doesn’t come cheap, but for many of its fans it’s the ultimate bag for carrying a laptop and just about everything else you’d want to haul around. Our pals at Android Central have a great review of it.
For the Surface Book 2, the larger 30L bag is perfect for the 15-inch model, and like other Peak Design bags the interior is intelligently spacious, thanks to the included dividers you can fold as you see fit to split up spaces and create a shelf in your bag for smaller items.
It’s weather resistant and has quick access to all your items, a byproduct of targeting photographers who want to quickly grab a camera or lens from the bag. But besides all your camera gear you can easily slot your Surface Book 2 inside as well with all the additional bits and pieces you want to carry with it. The 20L model starts at $260.
GT Omega Racing backpack
If you’re on a tighter budget, the GT Omega Racing backpack is an easy recommendation. It’s not just for gamers, though the fact that it’s aimed at them benefits everyone.
This bag can accommodate either size Surface Book 2 in a dedicated, shockproof compartment that’s soft lined so it truly protects your laptop against the worst. Add to that enough compartments and pockets to carry the contents of your whole office, and it’s a winner.
There’s a chest strap to help support the weight of the bag and the exterior is weather resistant and highly durable. It comes in three styles for $70, and it’ll last you a lifetime. Or close to it.
WaterField Staad Attaché
The Staad Attaché is a premium-looking and feeling laptop bag, mainly down to the fact WaterField handmakes its products in San Francisco.
This bag, in particular, is an offspring of a briefcase and messenger, sporting padded compartments and pockets for devices and accessories, respectively. You’ll find leather, waxed canvas, and ballistic nylon. It’s built to last and look good in the process. There’s also a pocket that’s perfect for the Surface Pen, because you don’t want to be losing that.
Our friend, iMore’s Serenity Caldwell is a particular fan of this bag, so be sure to check out the review.
Because it’s handmade and makes use of premium materials, you’ll need to hand over around $229. It’s also only good for the smaller, 13-inch Surface Book 2, too.
Tylt Energi Pro Power
If you’re out of the house or office for a full day there’s a good chance you’re not only carrying your laptop but also a battery pack to charge your phone or tablet. The Tylt Energi Pro combines a top quality laptop bag that’s big enough for both sizes of Surface Book 2 with a built-in battery pack and cable-routing channels.
You get a 21,100 mAh battery pack that can charge up to three devices at the same time via regular USB or USB-C, with routing for your cables to the other pockets on the bag where you might want to store and charge your devices.
The bag has a dedicated laptop compartment, tons of pockets and compartments for your other daily carry items, and it is TSA approved and can be slid over the handle of your rolling luggage for easy transit through the airport. It’s also very well priced at $150.