Elmsford NY—Tenba expanded its Messenger collection with a camera shoulder bag and a photo/laptop daypack, and the company added an ultralight backpack to its Shootout models.
The Messenger bags follow the retro-discreet styling of Tenba’s courier-style bags but offer additional capacity and features. Constructed of military-grade, 1,000-denier nylon that Tenba describes as “ounce-for-ounce, the most time-tested, durable, weather-resistant textile in the outdoor industry,” each offers over 20 pockets and storage spaces to keep cameras and accessories organized and protected. Space is laid out for cables, card readers, hard drives and chargers. Color-coded card windows, mesh-ventilated body contact points and removable, padded inserts with adjustable dividers are employed.
The camera bag includes Tenba’s “Velcro silencer”—a tuck-away flap that can be unfolded to create a barrier between the Velcro closures, so the bag can be opened silently.
The Messenger camera bag and photo/laptop daypack come in black, olive and burnt orange at MSRPs of $129.95 and $139.95 respectively.
Tenba’s newest Shootout backpack is an “outdoor” bag that weighs less than 48 ounces yet fits a full-size pro camera system with one or two bodies, three to five lenses and accessories. It’s constructed of dobby nylon and diamond ripstop nylon, chosen for their durability, water-resistance and minimal weight, with a gasket-sealed YKK zipper. It also has a unique security feature, Tenba’s Switchback module—a padded camera insert that can be used facing the front or back. When reversed inside the bag, gear can only be accessed through a rear door on the harness side, making it impossible for unwanted hands to get at the contents when the pack is being worn. Also provided are accessory/media pockets and organizers, and Tenba’s “fast-deploying” WeatherWrap auxiliary rain cover.
The Shootout ultralight backpack comes in black/olive, silver/black and black/black combinations. $134.95. tenba.com