Black Ballistic Nylon Vertical
Available in Vertical and Horizontal
Back mesh pocket keeps items in place. Special pocket for Surface Pen.
Available in Vertical and Horizontal
Water resistant Nanotex technology
Horizontal - Mesh pocket with self-locking zipper
Vertical - Perfect for inserting into backpacks
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Black Ballistic Nylon

Dash Sleeve for Surface

NEW SIZE! Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7

-13 in stock

The minimalist Dash Sleeve packs maximum protection into a custom-fitted, compact form to cradle your Surface Pro X or Pro 7 in transit.  A zippered, mesh pocket holds a few small accessories.

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All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


  • Rugged, black ballistic nylon
  • Luna® textile coated with water-resistant Nanotex® technology
  • Impact-resistant compression foam

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Surface Pro X:
  • 12.75" x 9.5"; 8 oz.
    32.38 x 24.13 cm; 226 gm
  • Surface Pro 7:
  • 12.5" x 9.5"; 5.5 oz.
    31.75 x 24.13 cm; 155 gm
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5"):
  • 13.25" x 10"; 8.5 oz.
    33.65 x 25.40 cm; 240 gm
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15"):
  • 14.5" x 11"; 12 oz
    36.83 z 27.94 cm; 340 gm
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5"):
  • 13.5" x 10.5"; 9 oz.
    34.29 x 26.67 cm; 255 gm
  • Surface Book 2 (15"):
  • 15" x 11"; 11 oz.
    38.10 x 27.94 cm; 311 gm
  • Surface Go:
  • 11" x 8.25"; 5 oz.
    27.94 x 20.95 cm; 142 gm


  • Extremely lightweight and compact.
  • Interior is lined with soft material reinforced with foam.
  • Elastic top band to secure laptop.
  • Rear zipper-closing mesh pocket for accessories.
  • Dedicated back slot for Surface Pen (Vertical orientation ONLY).
  • TSA-checkpoint friendly no need to take Surface Pro out of the Dash Sleeve.
  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping.  Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 158 reviews
Vertical, Gray Dash Sleeve for Surface

I purchased the vertical orientation of the Dash Sleeve for Surface in gray. Overall, the quality is excellent, the design is beautiful and color is professional. I went with the vertical orientation for the following reasons: 1) customer service told me the pocket is larger in the vertical orientation than the horizontal orientation, 2) customer service told me that the vertical orientation pocket has a holder for the surface pen inside whereas the horizontal orientation does not, 3) the vertical orientation leaves access to the ports at the top so you can charge your surface while it is in the case. Because of the high quality, I feel the case will do a good job protecting my Surface if I were to accidentally drop it. I wish the case were just slightly deeper because the edge of my Surface is right at the top of the case. Also, because of the design the case does gap slightly when looking from the top down on my Surface, but I don't think this is a significant issue. Getting my Surface out with the Type cover on takes a little work because the Type cover finish is meant to not slide. One nice addition or change may be to put the label near the bottom on the non-pocket side to serve as a sort of grip as you pull the surface out of the case. The pocket is a bit tight, although I was able to fit my charger and Surface pen. The tightness of the pocket makes it difficult to get the Surface pen in and out of the Surface pen holder within the pocket. But a looser pocket may detract from the sleek, minimalist design of the case anyways.

I love this sleeve!

I've purchased 4 of these sleeves: 2 in blue, 1 in red, and 1 in black. They're being used with the Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover, the Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover, the Surface Pro 2017 with Type Cover, and the Surface Pro 4. Two of these sleeves were as gifts and they have said they love it too. The fit is excellent to the point that you don't need to use the elastic loop to hold the Surface in place. It's a snug but not tight fit with the keyboard attached. With the Surface only (no keyboard), there is plenty of room but in this case, I would probably use the elastic strap to make sure it doesn't fall out if I flip it upside down. I've only purchased the landscape orientation. When I'm not solely using the sleeve, I'll put the Surface/sleeve into my messenger bag which helps out immensely because my messenger bag doesn't have any spine or backing to hold its form (when the bag is empty, it completely collapses). Now with the sleeve, my messenger bag holds its shape. The pocket is excellent. I use it mainly for little pieces of notes and for my Surface Pen. I can't use it for my Surface Dial because the Dial is activated by pressing its surface and when the Dial is in the pocket, it's too easily activated, draining the battery. I can place the power supply into the pocket as well and I do that on occasion. However, sometimes I just leave it out because it takes so much time to carefully package it into the pocket due to tightness of the pocket. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again in the future.


This is my fourth product from SF Bags and the quality remains amazing. Nowhere else you find thoughtful design, premium materials, and great craftmanship all in one package. SF Bags products always deliver. The dash sleeve for a MS Surface Pro fits perfect for the Surface and Type Cover. The locking zippered pocket is great with the compartment for the pen.

Very satisfied

This is exactly what I was looking for in a sleeve for my Surface Book. Basically, I wanted as sleeve for my small-ish messenger bag that has no laptop compartment, but I wanted one that I could easily take my computer out of with it still in the bag. The Surface Book fits snugly but it's too tight, and the elastic strap over the top is nice for when I want to carry out around in just the sleeve. The inside has a very nice lining, and I like the overall look of it (I got it in blue). It's not cheap, as sleeves go, but seems like it's nicer than similarly priced sleeves.

Great item

Great fit, just what I needed. Arrived quickly. Excellent Service

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WaterField Dash Sleeve for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 review

Windows Central -January 29, 2017

“There are some specific usage scenarios that the Dash Sleeve fits well, and it's a great option to have if you travel a lot with the Surface Book or Pro 4 and are looking for protection. WaterField Designs is a company that stands behind its products, and I recommend the Dash Sleeve.”

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Waterfield Dash: MacBook sleeve of the Gods

O'Grady's PowerPage - October 26, 2015

“Once again Waterfield doesn’t disappoint. Dash is an excellent sleeve to protect your 12-, 13-, and 15-inch MacBook in style.”

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WaterField Designs Dash Sleeve: Protecting your MacBook in style

Apple World Today - June 12, 2015

“Gary Waterfield and his team at Waterfield Designs do amazing work, and I've been happy with every one of the products that I've tested. The Dash Sleeve is no exception to the rule. I know it's well-constructed and will last longer than I'll probably keep my MacBook... after which time it will be used to protect some future Apple device.”

Apple World Today Rating (Out Of 5 Stars):


The Dash Sleeve is custom-fit for the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X with Type Cover. Any additional protective case on your Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X will be a poor fit inside the Dash.:

  1. Surface:
    • Surface Pro X w/ Type Cover
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
    • Surface Laptop 3 (15")
    • Surface Pro 7 w/ Type Cover
    • Surface Pro w/ Type Cover
    • Surface Pro 3/4 w/ Type Cover
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • Surface Book 2 (15")
    • Surface Go

Dash Sleeve is also available for the MacBook and iPad Pro.


The mesh pocket stows accessories you'll need to stay productive.


"It’s durable, protective, and ultra light. The exterior pouch can hold a large mouse without getting “loose”. Plus this thing is stylish!" - Zachary M.

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