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Tenba Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Platinum)

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You Pay: $104.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits Laptop with Screen up to 15"
  • Fits D- SLR Camera and Three lens Kit
  • Water-repellent Cordura Nylon Bag
  • Removable Photo Insert
  • One Large Zippered Pocket on Flap
  • Two Zippered Pockets on Front Flap
  • Over 20 Assorted Interior Pockets
  • Molded Grip Handle
  • Removable, Adjustable Shoulder Strap

The platinum Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag from Tenba is a padded lightweight satchel manufactured from US made Cordura nylon, with ballistic nylon reinforcement. The bag is made to carry a digital SLR camera body with three lenses, flash, accessories, magazines, files and a laptop computer with a screen up to 15". It has a removable photo insert that allows it to convert quickly from a camera bag to a general-purpose gym bag, book bag, school bag or briefcase. The bag has one large zippered pocket and two additional zippered pockets on the front flap, and over 20 assorted interior pockets for accessories. It is carried by a molded grip handle or an included removable, adjustable shoulder strap.

US made Cordura nylon messenger bag, made to carry a digital SLR camera body with three lenses, flash, accessories, magazines, files and a laptop computer with a screen up to 15"
Compartments
  • Main compartment with photo insert

  • Laptop compartment holds a computer up to 15"

A removable photo insert allows you to convert it quickly from a camera bag to a general-purpose gym bag, book bag, school bag or briefcase.
Pockets
  • One large zippered pocket on front flap
  • Two additional zippered pockets on front flap
  • Over 20 assorted interior pockets
Carrying options
  • Molded grip handle
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap
Material Exterior: US made water-repellent Cordura nylon
Exterior: Ballistic nylon reinforcement
Interior: Shock-absorbing padding
Type of Closure Quick release buckles
Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 15.5 x 12 x 6.5" (39.4 x 30.5 x 16.5cm) (WxHxD)
Interior Dimensions 14.5 x 11 x 5.5" (36.8 x 28 x 14cm) (WxHxD)
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates Digital SLR camera body with three lenses, flash, accessories, magazines and files
Laptop computer with up to 15" screens
Carrying/Transport Options Carrying handle
Shoulder strap
Weight 2.2 lbs (998g)
Tenba Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Platinum)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Photo Insert
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    TenbaMessenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Olive Green)
     
    4.5

    (based on 128 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (79)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (87)
    • Professional quality (83)
    • Compact (58)
    • Highly compatible (44)
    • Lightweight (41)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (4)
    • Lacks functionality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (12)
    • Travel (12)
    • Complex projects (9)
    • Protecting gear (9)
    • In the studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (56), Business owner (24), Professional artist (18), Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (74), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best bag I've ever bought

    This bag is now my fourth camera bag. The bag is extremely well built and sturdy. It does not look like a camera bag but functions better than all the others I have...Read complete review

    This bag is now my fourth camera bag. The bag is extremely well built and sturdy. It does not look like a camera bag but functions better than all the others I have had. The front flap has velcro and clips to hold it which means if you forget to snap it shut there is still plenty of security for your gear. Pockets-a-plenty in every area of the bag. My camera (D90) and up to 3 lenses and my flash (SB600) fit in the bag at one time. The shoulder pad is comfortable and well padded. The grab handle on the top is reinforced and does not pinch your hand when you pick it up. The only negative I have is the corners of the bag can extend past the flap so if you overfill the bag then the contents would be exposed slightly to the elements and wandering eyes. Two thumbs up, great bag!
    On a side note, the platinum color is a little darker than it appears online which is a good thing in my opinion.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    computer and dslr ???

    originally i bought this bag for holding my pc and 50d with lens on together, but actually i found it is not big enough for them. it is still very nice bag and i...Read complete review

    originally i bought this bag for holding my pc and 50d with lens on together, but actually i found it is not big enough for them. it is still very nice bag and i still like it if i just carry my dslr and lenses or just pc along with little lunch box inside.........
    if you want to carry pc and dslr, you better to buy the 17" one instead of this one.
    again....this bag is still good bag, i will give it 3 and half stars.....

    Reviewed by 128 customers

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    5.0

    Small camers/laptop carry on for big tri

    By Phil

    from Billings, Montana

    About Me Semi-Pro

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Compact Design
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Black):

        We will be in Europe for 3 weeks next year and have limited quantity of baggage. I bough this to carry a dslr and lens, lap top, Kindle and small camera stuff. I am taking a D700 and 1 zoom lens and they fit this bag perfectly. My Laptop fits perfect. There is room for paper work and travel papers. Lots of pockets for pens and tablets also.
        It is very well made and appears to be way durable. It will be an easy carry on for air and bus trips. I would rather my full size roller camera bag but no room for that on this trip. I bought a black bag to be less visible, but the colored ones are pretty neat.

        Phil

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By Paulf305

        from Key West, FL

        About Me Business Owner, Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Chocolate):

        I originally ordered the large, but I found it too bulky for my needs. The small is perfect for discreet travel and it holds plenty. I carried a 5D MKIII with 28-70 attached, 70-200, 17-40, flash, and still had room for ipad and kindle. The access to camera on top is excellent. Well designed.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Terrific bag.... with one exception

        By Russ

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Olive Green):

            I loved this bag when I got it! Particularly well though out, designed, and built, and very versatile. LOTS of pockets for great organization, great protection of gear, low profile appearance.

            HOWEVER, the main access zipper (really nice idea), gave way after some months. Replaced the zipper, but then that one also gave way, making the bag nearly useless. Great idea for accessing the main compartment w/o having to unbuckle, but the bag's handle pulls the same material the zipper uses, making the zipper pull apart and eventually separates the two halves of the zipper. Bummer! Because I really like the idea, it just needs to be redesigned. Otherwise, it's a really terrific bag!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very Well Made

            By Gwen

            from PA

            Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Chocolate):

            A well made bag. I had a camera body with lens, 2 extra lens, spare battery and charger, filter case that holds 8 filters. Also had an Ipad in the outside compartment. With the interior of the bag full it probably be difficult to put a full size laptop in the outside compartment. It fits nicely along your side and very comfortable with the strap over the opposite shoulder.

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            5.0

            Tenba Messenger

            By Traut

            from Germantown, TN

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fits A Lot For It's Size
            • Professional Quality
            • Very functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Carry on

              Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Platinum):

              Use this to carry my 13" Macbook Pro, and my camera gear. This bag has plenty of room, and worked great as a carry on. Seems to be really well made.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice

              By Clarissa

              from Missoula, Montana

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Plum):

                  I use this product for photography school. I really like the color and quality. The strap is pretty comfortable and doesn't hurt my shoulder even after lugging it around school all day. Overall it's a nice bag. I was expecting it to hold more things tho. There are a lot of cool pockets but it seems I can't really use some of them when I have my laptop, camera body one lens and a flash in my bag because the bag is already too full that the little pockets are pointless. Also the little buckles on the outside of the bag should be a little longer and adjustable. I can never close the buckles when I have stuff in my bag.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Nice product

                  By Docjhat

                  from Warrington, Pa.

                  Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Burnt Orange):

                  Needed a small bag for trips when I didn't want to take a lot of equipment. This fits the bill nicely. Well made.

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                  3.0

                  Good bag but not for me.

                  By jimmyd

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality
                  • Well made

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality
                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                  • Unknown

                  Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Chocolate):

                  It was to narrow for a large D700 when the computer was in the bag.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Value

                  By photonet

                  from Cologne, Germany

                  Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Black):

                  Leightweight and very useable!

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                  4.0

                  Great bag!

                  By Deb C

                  from Pineville, Louisiana

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Access to Equipment
                  • Professional Quality
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Tight fit

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Plum):

                  I love this bag! It holds my Canon 50d with 17-55mm 2.8 lens attached, 10-22mm wide angle, 50mm 1.4 and 60mm macro lenses, plus a 15" laptop. It is a bit of a tight squeeze with the laptop, wish the bag had just about another half inch of width. It is extremely well constructed, very sturdy and easy to carry. Overall I am very pleased with it. The shoulder strap is a bit wide for me, but for my purposes, the top handle works great and is nicely padded. Love that the bag will not tip over and dump the contents even if not buckled. AND it is a beautiful shade of purple...

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best messenger/camera bag!!

                  By D.T.

                  from Amherst, MA

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Strap Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • City shooting
                  • Day Tripping

                  Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Black):

                  I bought this bag as a small bag for day trips where I don't need all of my camera gear and laptop. All of the compartments provide lots of storage that is easy to access with the flap open or through the top zipper. I have a lot of filters that fit very well in the small pockets on the front. I really like how functional this bag is. The only change I will make is getting a different shoulder strap. This one is a little bulky and rough for me.

                  It doesn't look like a camera bag!!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Discreet bag

                  By Matthew

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Black):

                    I came to this bag after discussing a few others with BH online. The rep steered me to this one (mind you, a cheaper bag than the 2 I was interested in), and after discussing it with him, I decided to go with it.

                    I'm very happy with it. Big enough to fit tons of accessories (well organized with lots of pockets), a D700, 15" laptop, 3 lenses, basically everything I needed for my last trip. Additionally, the material is fantastic, light and waterproof (which came in handy more than once)

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Bag

                    By Beps

                    from Atlanta, Georgia

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Platinum):

                        I researched and bought/returned a number of camera bags before finding this one and I absolutely love it. It's the perfect size for a body and about 3 lenses, along with cords, batteries, memory cards, etc. There are tons of little pockets all around the bag, including two small zippered pockets on the front - perfect for keys and phone. It also has a top-loading zipper where you can quickly grab what you need, without having to open the Velcro flap.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Nice Bag!

                        By FloridaRealtor

                        from Port St. Lucie, FL

                        About Me Business Owner, Realtor

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Life

                        Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Plum):

                        I'm a Realtor, and I carry my Canon 60D camera and iPad everywhere I go! I needed a bag that could handle this job and protect my equipment from bumps, rain, etc. The Tenba small messenger bag fits the bill perfectly! I wish it had a little more room for personal stuff... but then it would be heavier. I'm very happy with the bag, and I love the Plum color! I think it's a bit pricy, but if it lasts several years it will be worth it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this bag again and again

                        By Jorge

                        from Puerto Rico

                        About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Chocolate):

                          I used it on a road with the gadget I will use to a photo session leaving at home the gadget I won't use. It's looks professional and the top zipper is the best for put my camera always handily and safe!!!! And my 15" Mac fix perfectly. Another add if I need the bag to other thing I just take out the insert and is ready for what I want.

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                          4.0

                          Great Bag, weird strap padding

                          By BekkiY

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Freelance photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Non-adjust Strap Padding

                          Best Uses

                          • Mobile Event Shoots

                          Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Olive Green):

                          I'm so glad I bought this bag.

                          The bag is well padded, but not too bulky, like a lot of bags can be. It fits my DSLR with an 18-200mm lens on it as well as a small alternate lens (or a few filters) and my vivitar adjustable flash. There are plenty of smaller compartments for extra batteries, memory cards, lens cleaner etc. As well as space of pens, notepads and wallet. I use this as my go to bag now for on location event shoots. (Festivals, Sport events etc.)

                          The first day I used the bag, it rained A LOT. The bag seemed to repel a decent about of water, though is definitely not water proof. It does have a wonderful easy access zipper along the top. This zipper allowed me to pull the camera in and out of the bag one handed so the other hand could wield an umbrella.

                          The camera compartment padding is completely removable if you wish to use the bag simply as a laptop bag for the day. I have yet to do this, but it's a nice option.

                          The only part of the bag I disliked was the strap. The padding is in totally the wrong spot for where I like to have the bag sit. The strap is well padded and the length is adjustable, but the position of the padding is not adjustable. Luckily the strap is removable and for $12 I was able to get a new strap that matched and had adjustable padding.

                          Over all a very durable, affordable, mildly water resistant bag that I would recommend.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By Rocklandken

                          from Rockland, MA

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Burnt Orange):

                              Just what I've been looking for in a camera bag. The size is just right for the the walk around town when bringing a huge bag is cumbersome.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great bag

                              By Jushenry

                              from Tampa

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Chocolate):

                                  I used the bag on two shoots easy to carry. Easy access to equipment, not too bad on the shoulder. I carry a dslr with a battery grip, a 70-200, a 28-70, a50 and a 85 mm lens. Lots of room.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Bag!

                                  By Launa W

                                  from St. Thomas,vi

                                  About Me Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Burnt Orange):

                                      Fit my ipad, and Olympus pen camera, and a couple lenses. can't wait to take on a trip!!

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                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent and Roomy

                                      By jnor10

                                      from Seattle

                                      About Me Professional Artist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Walk Around Shoulder Bag

                                        Comments about Messenger: Small Photo/Laptop Bag (Chocolate):

                                        I've been using this bag for a few months now and love it.

                                        It has a surprising amount of room for being listed as a small bag. I can get a 35mm body and easily two lenses including my light meter, film and a laptop.

                                        The laptop adds some weight, but the Tenba handles it well.

                                        Well built and versatile.

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