Tenba Launches Two New Carrying Case Collections

Tenba has added two new collections to its rapidly-expanding line of professional and "prosumer" photo/digital cases and accessories. The Gen-3 collection is a group of streamlined, lightweight, urban-inspired photo and photo/ laptop bags for the digital photographer. The second new introduction, called the Roadie collection, is an assortment of rolling cases in various sizes and configurations, ranging from a compact photo/laptop bag to a 48-inch long tripod/grip case.

The Gen-3 collection will initially launch with three products: a Photo/Laptop Backpack, Photo/Laptop Messenger, and Photo Sling Bag. The Backpack and Messenger offer easy-to-access, organized space for a full-sized professional D/SLR kit with multiple lenses and flash, plus separate, protective storage for a laptop, including many 17" models. Both bags include movable/ removable divider panels, multiple accessory pockets, a movable/removable accessory pouch for a phone or portable audio device, a wallet for flash media cards, and many other practical features. The Photo/Laptop Messenger also has a removable document/office folio. The Gen-3 Sling Bag is a compact, body-hugging bag with storage for a pro-size D/SLR and multiple lenses. The Sling combines the fast access and convenience of a shoulder bag with the support and hands-free carrying comfort of a backpack. It is worn over one shoulder and across the chest, so it can be swung from back to front for instant access and fast shooting. The Sling has movable dividers, accessory compartments, a security strap with Tenba's patent-pending Covert Clip™ hidden buckle, and more.

All Gen-3 bags are made from Tenba's Generation 840 nylon, making them exceptionally lightweight yet durable and highly weather resistant. Genuine YKK zippers and Duraflex hardware are used throughout.

The Roadie collection starts with Small and Large Photo/Laptop rolling cases, which hold medium to large professional D/SLR or even medium format camera systems, as well as a laptop (including most 17" models), with seemingly endless space for accessories. Tenba-exclusive features are found throughout, including a flip-out organizer panel in the lid of the large Roadie, perfect for cables, makeup and other model supplies, and more. Both bags meet major airline/aircraft carry-on standards -- in fact, the smaller model fits under most full-size airline seats. And both bags allow complete removal of the photo compartment, converting the Roadies into standard travel/overnight luggage.

Also in the Roadie Collection are Tripod/Grip cases in 36 and 48 inch lengths. These unique, professional workhorses feature a "dual-mode" rolling design -- they can either be lifted at one end and pulled on two wheels in the conventional manner, or rolled flat on the floor, with their built-in 360-degree casters and stowaway pull strap. The Tripod/Grip cases have full-access openings and interior compartments for umbrellas, cables and accessories.

Roadies are built to withstand serious professional use, with rugged, ballistic nylon exteriors, honeycomb internal support frames, genuine YKK® zippers, heavy-duty, smooth and silent-rolling wheels and casters, industrial/military-grade webbing and massive reinforcement in all stress and load-bearing areas.

Gen-3 bags vary in (manufacturer's suggested retail) price from $170 to $230, and Roadies list from $336 to $448. For more information, visit www.tenba.com.