North Face Surge fits 17in MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by renault4, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. renault4 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    I searched the forums for info on this, but didn't come up with a definitive answer (doesn't mean there isn't one, I just did not find it):

    I have the North Face Surge backpack; it swallows up a 15in MBP in a specific laptop section, I am trying to find out if anyone has used this backpack with a 17in MBP.


  2. sdsviet macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2008
    here are the comments i found on ebags and the consensus seems that it does fit the 17" mbp in but some other bigger 17's will not fit. here's the link to the comments if u wanna read them urself. i've also copy and paste the ones regarding the mbp here.

    Date Posted: November 1, 2007
    Reviewed By: Anonymous Customer from Hilton Head, SC

    "I got it so it fits my new 17in MacBookPro and still has plenty of room for my SLR and extra lense. Still space for travel docs, book, etc."

    Date Posted: February 26, 2007
    Reviewed By: Anonymous Customer from Staten Island, NY

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
    "Nice backpack for Apple Macbook Pro 17inch!!!"

    Date Posted: September 7, 2007
    Reviewed By: Courtney from Lawrence, KS

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
    "I bought this item because I was looking for something that I could use to cary several textbooks, notebooks, and my 17" MacBook Pro to class. I would like to let everyone know that the 17" MacBook Pro fits perfectly in the back compartment (some said it did others said "no"). The computer fits, but if you're thinking of putting it in there in a sleve- it won't work (I tried), but there is plenty of padding for your computer. This bag fits my computer, as many as 4, 1-1 1/2" text books and about 3 spiral notebooks that are about an inch thick. In adition the front compartment provides excellent organization with pockets you can actually use! There are places for 3 pens/pencils, 3 credit card slots (good for student I.D. or buss pass), and several other larger pockets that can be used for anything from notecards to MP3 players. There is a pocket in the front compartment that I use for my phone- I have the iPhone that definatly won't fit in the external pocket on the strap- that pocket is so small I don't know what phone would fit. There is a clip for keys which is nice so they are easy to locate. and the external flap that has the logo is a pocket that you can put an MP3 player in and thread the headphones through a small opening so that you can listen on your way to class. The side bottle holders are really handy on hot days. I am very happy with this backpack because of the fact that you can basicly take you whole life with you and don't have to keep making trips back and forth to the car. I will say that the backpack is pretty heavy on it's own and that when you pack a computer into it along with a few books- it's rediculously heavy. Even with it's massive weight it's pretty comfortable to carry since it's padded everywhere that touches your body (and has the straps to go across your body which I've never used). My only warning is that if you're a small-sized person- be careful, at 5'9" it's gotten heavy enough to cause me to nearly lose my balance."

    Date Posted: February 10, 2007
    Reviewed By: Justin from North Mankato, MN

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    "The only bag I've found to truly carry my 17" macbook pro in its own compartment, along with enough extra space for power cables, external drive, cd case, wacom pad, and books / magazines. I'm a student interning at two design firms so I carry my macbook pro to and from two jobs every day. TNF Surge supports the weight of all my stuff well and and looks understated and professional. This bag is the only backpack out there I've seen big enough to hold my 17" macbook pro inside its own zippered protective sleeve. (a booq viper XL2) and I very much like the fact that it holds my mac inside its own sleeve, in a dedicated zippered pouch along my back. Despite its size the bag doesn't look overly deep or bulky. It has a sleek parachute pack design and seems to be sturdily constructed as most North Face equipment is."

    Date Posted: September 14, 2007
    Reviewed By: Anonymous Customer from Harrisonburg, VA

    "One simple point. This bag accepts a 17 inch macbook pro. This is the perfect bag to hold my laptop, SLR, and moleskine notebook. Great bag for what I need."

    Date Posted: August 20, 2007
    Reviewed By: Anonymous Customer from Sierra Madre, CA

    "Fit for a 17in macbook pro most definitely. I bought it mainly cuz it doesnt look like a laptop bag. For example, I didnt want to be carrying around a bookbag known to be for laptops like Targus so I bought this one. Have no regrets so far. Ride to school with the bag on a bike and have no worries carrying my 2700 dollar investment strapped to my back. If you go to school and have to travel by foot and have a big laptop, this is definitely the one for you. Carry with confidence your laptop without others having to know what you got in the bag."

    Date Posted: August 5, 2006
    Reviewed By: Anonymous Customer from Asbury, IA

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
    "I really enjoy this backpack! I bought it for school so I could carry around my books and laptop. I was able to squeeze my 17" macbook pro in the paded laptop compartment, and so far it seems to be protecting it quite nicely. The backsaver technology is a great feature as well. It's much more comfortable than my jansport with air ride straps. Overall, there is great organization amungst the various pockets and compartments and I would purshase this pack again for sure."
  3. renault4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
  4. sdsviet macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2008
  5. dunezilla macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2008
    I have the bag and a 17" MBP. Fits great! Dedicated laptop sleeve with its own zipper and extra padding. Great easy access to your laptop without the clutter of the rest of the crap in the bag. Great choice!

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