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Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case

B&H # TERCLB Mfr # 638-328
In Stock
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You Pay: $335.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits 1-2 D-SLR Bodies 7-9 Lens Kit
  • Fits HD Video Camcorder Kit
  • Fits Medium Format Camera System
  • Holds Laptop with a Screen up to 17"
  • Meets Airline Carry-on Standards
  • Quick-connect Tripod Carrying System
  • Carry Handle
  • Retractable Tow Handle
  • Built-in Wheels

The Tenba Roadie II Large Photo/Laptop Case (Black) is designed to carry and protect a medium sized professional D-SLR camera, HD video camcorder or medium format camera system. It also holds a laptop sleeve containing a computer with a screen up to 17” plus documents and accessories. Large D-SLR camera bodies with mid-range zoom lenses can be stored standing up; super telephoto lenses will fit with their hood and tripod collar in place. The case meets U.S. domestic airline carry-on standards, as well as the standards for many international flights. The photo section features fully adjustable/removable, padded dividers, and can be configured to accommodate a D-SLR with mounted lens up to 300mm f/2.8.

The Large Roadie II has top access to the computer sleeve that can help speed through airport security. The quick-connect tripod carrying system will hold virtually any size tripod or light stand tight to the case for travel. A quick release tripod collar stows away in the rear pocket when not in use. There is an exterior front pocket that holds an included 4-pocket media wallet that fits either CF or SD cards, airline tickets, passport or other items. It has large, laminated mesh interior storage pockets for cables, filters, tools and other accessories. A rear pocket includes a steel-braided security cable that can be fed through the built-in welded steel D-ring, wrapped around anything solid and stationary on location, and secured with an optional padlock. 

The Photo/Laptop case is made from weatherproof ballistic nylon exterior, with an EVA molded interior and a heavy-duty tricot interior. The case is transported by a padded, custom-sewn, massively reinforced handle, heavy-duty, four-section retractable tow handle and heavy-duty, ball bearing wheels.


Rolling Case Basics
  • Fits 1-2 medium size D-SLR camera bodies with 7-9 lenses (up to 500mm f/4.0), flash, accessories, files and folders
  • Also fits HD video or medium format camera system
  • Padded computer sleeve fits most laptop computers with a screen up to 17". If the sleeve is not being used for a laptop, small pockets inside provide space for hard drives, pens and other accessories in addition to documents
  • Large D-SLR camera bodies with mid-range zoom lenses can be stored standing up; super telephoto lenses will fit with their hood and tripod collar in place; and production-quality HD video cameras will fit as well
Product Highlights
  • Top access to computer sleeve can help speed through airport security.
  • Photo section features fully adjustable/removable, padded dividers, and can be configured to accommodate a D-SLR with mounted lens up to 300mm f/2.8
  • Quick-connect tripod carrying system will hold virtually any size tripod or light stand tight to the case for travel. Quick release tripod collar stows away in the rear pocket when not in use
Construction
  • Weatherproof ballistic nylon exterior
  • EVA molded interior maximizes depth and protects gear
  • Heavy-duty tricot interior
  • YKK zippers
On Board
Meets U.S. domestic airline carry-on standards, as well as the standards for many international flights 1
Pockets
  • Exterior front pocket holds an included 4-pocket media wallet fits either CF or SD cards airline tickets, passport and other items
  • Large, laminated mesh interior storage pockets for cables, filters, tools and other accessories.
  • Rear pocket includes a steel-braided security cable that can be fed through the built-in, welded steel D-ring; wrapped around anything solid and stationary on location; and secured with an optional padlock
Carrying Options
  • Padded, custom-sewn, massively reinforced handles enable comfortable carrying even when the case is fully loaded
  • Heavy-duty, four-section handle extends to full, comfortable walking height, easing the strain on the back and shoulders when wheeling through long airport stretches
  • Heavy-duty, ball bearing wheel assemblies feature smooth-rolling, user replaceable wheels
Material Exterior: Weatherproof ballistic nylon
Interior: EVA molded fabric
Interior: Heavy-duty tricot
Type of Closure YKK zippers
Exterior Dimensions 14 x 22 x 9.0” (36 x 56 x 23cm) (WxHxD)
Interior Dimensions 12.5 x 19.5 x 6.5-7.75” (32 x 50 x 17-19.5cm) (WxHxD)
Device Compatibility Laptop Compartment: 12.26 x 17 x 1.6” (31 x 43 x 4.0cm) (WxHxD)
Carrying/Transport Options Carry handle
Retractable handle
Built-in wheels
Weight 11.8 lbs (5.4kg)
Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case
  • Set of Padded Dividers
  • 4-pocket Media Wallet
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    TenbaRoadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case
     
    4.2

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good protection (12)
    • Lots of pockets and features (11)
    • Stylish (9)
    • Rugged (7)
    • Weather proof (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (10)
      • Commuting (9)
      • Heavy duty protection (5)
      • Light protection (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Love this bag but....

      I love this bag but there are a few flaws.

      As mentioned from the previous reviewer, the padding is a bit thin but it is reenforced with a strong plastic on...Read complete review

      I love this bag but there are a few flaws.

      As mentioned from the previous reviewer, the padding is a bit thin but it is reenforced with a strong plastic on the walls. It will hold up to being "checked-in" but a last resort. Besides if you're traveling with camera goods... You would get to the airport or check in early anyways to get a good seat and overhead luggage.

      Why I love this bag is it saves your back from carrying large a,punts of equipment. It has pockets everywhere although I wouldn't put my laptop in the laptop compartment.

      I'm 6'1", so the extra long roller handle is really nice with the addition of the user replaceable skate wheels.

      What it fits:
      -5D mkII w/ battery grip, hand strap, Really Right Stuff L-bracket 24-70mm hood reversed
      -5D mkII w/ battery grip, hand strap, Really Right Stuff L-bracket 70-200mm II hood reversed
      -3x 580EX II
      -24-105mm L hood on
      -24mm L hood on
      -50mm L hood on
      -85mm L hood on
      -Black Rapid DR 2 & RS 7
      -2x PocketWizard FlexTT and 2x MiniTT
      -Apple laptop charger
      -Xrite passport and ExpoDisc
      -2x camera batt chargers
      -2x AA chargers
      -4x ThinkTank AA battery cases
      -memory card wallets and reader

      Highly recommended but I wouldn't ever check this bag at the airport... Even if it was a Pelican case.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not suitable for air travel

      I bought this case because I had a Tenba Roadie Universal (original version) which I love. I assumed the II version of this line of rolling cases would be improved. To my...Read complete review

      I bought this case because I had a Tenba Roadie Universal (original version) which I love. I assumed the II version of this line of rolling cases would be improved. To my dismay, although well designed ergonomically, it no longer incorporates the stiff outer wall that keeps other luggage/cargo from causing deformation. If you travel by air, sooner or later you will be required to gate check your gear and if it is in this case, all you can do is hope.
      Upon inspection, I immediately returned this case. To the credit of B&H Photo, the return and replacement was facilitated without a problem. I replaced it with the original Tenba Roadie Large which I'm very happy with. Bottom line, if Tenba advertised this case as a car carrier only I'd have no problem with it. It does meet the stated airline size requirements for carryon. It does not meet the real world requirements unfortunately. I've owned several Tanba cases over the years and have been happy with all of them. In my opinion, they need to rethink this one.

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      5.0

      Perfect rolling case

      By Maxvegas

      from Henderson, Nevada

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Rugged
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • 17" Laptop No Way
      • Laptop pocket too small

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • Perfect Carry-on Size
      • Travel

      Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

      This Roadie II rolling case is a terrific product. It holds all of my video camera gear and some of my audio recording equipment securely and still allows easy access. It makes transporting everything to and from a gig quite painless.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A super bag for on the go.

      By Christine

      from astoria, ny

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Rugged
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Heavy Duty Protection

        Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

        I needed a sturdy bag for my growing gear and didn't want to have to buy another bag in a few years. After reading many reviews on all kinds of bags I knew this one would do the trick. Those super zippers and extra protection on the back for bumping up and downs stairs is great. Although this is not really a con, I will say it is heavier empty than I expected - this is no travel suitcase - this is a REAL camera travel case with lots of padding and weatherproof inner pockets for memory cards, etc.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome for travel

        By Goober dog

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Light Protection
          • Travel

          Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

          I use this primarily for video. In it, I have the Canon 5D, three lenses, including the 70-200mm, my sound mixer, viewfinder, headphones, 2 rugged hard drives, monitor and accessories and a whole host of other necessities. I love the Pelican case I have used but I could not travel and fit everything in. This case was 100% essential and I recommend it to anyone for travel.

          It comes with a nice little strap to attach my tripod to also with is a great little addition.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great bag for photo/video!

          By ktshane

          from Anaheim Hills, Ca

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Stylish
          • Weatherproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Heavy Duty Protection
            • Travel

            Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

            I am a videographer and it is so nice to have everything in one rolling bag that is durable and and sturdy.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            It's Ok.

            By Sneaky Russian

            from New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Good Protection
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                I use this item in the wedding to switch between my 24-70mm and 50mm lens. Great thing about this bag is that if you use small lenses it's very helpful that you don't need to put the lens on the floor ore what ever to switch it. The zippers are great as well, very easy and smooth.
                How ever. The description said that you can fit there lenses that are as large as 70-200, and that's true.. partially. You cant fit 24-70mm or 70-200mm with out the lens hood! Witch looses the hole point of the lens switch bag. You still have to put the lens on the table to get the hood of the lens, before you can safely fit it back to the bag.
                Buy it if you use small lenses, you will love it.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Great Travel Bag

                By Greatbeck

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me High-End Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Protection
                • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                • Rugged
                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Heavy Duty Protection
                  • Light Protection
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                  I purchased the Tenba bag for my travels recently, since I was traveling alone with all my equipment, I wanted a bag that would work with everything I needed to take on my trip. The bag is durable, smooth, and worked well with meeting my needs. It also fits perfect in an overhead compartment. The great thing about the bag, you can position the inserts anyway you see fit, to accommodate your equipment. One warning I do have, the size is a bit deceiving, and once you are done packing up the bag, it can be pretty heavy, so be warn.

                  The only reason I didn't give the bag 5 stars, was the lap top compartment, it's really difficult to find a bag that works with a 17" lap top, so the selections are limited. I was really excited this bag was able to do that, however it still is a tight fit for my lap top. I would have like to see a little more room.

                  Otherwise I highly recommend this bag, it's a bit pricy, but i think you definitely get what you pay for. Also you have no worries if it should begin to rain.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  GREAT ROLLABOARD CASE FOR YOUR CAMERA!

                  By Producer Jon

                  from Mission Viejo, CA

                  About Me Practical, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                  • Rugged
                  • Stylish
                  • Weatherproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Heavy Duty Protection
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                    I wanted a case to carry on that held my camera package and would allow me to also carry on my briefcase with computer. This case holds my entire AF100 package and two wireless mic kits. I roll right through customs and immigration and no one notices that I'm carrying a camera package. I look like any other tourist.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Solid Product, Great for Travel

                    By RK

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                    • Rugged
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Insufficient Padding

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                    After looking online at nearly every rolling camera case to see which best fit my needs I settled on this case. Overall I'm very pleased. It's a rock solid case that's flexible enough to accomodate all of my main camera kit. It is a little deeper than I was expecting (not a bad thing) and some of the side pouches have an uneven bottom due to the retractable handle being present in the case. That said, I had to get creative on how to even out those areas and pad the spaces for shorter lenses, but it all worked out just fine.

                    My main concern for getting this case was for ease of air travel. Just had a few flights last week with US Airways and the case fit it all the overhead compartments, but only once with the wheels to the back and top out. The rest of the times it had to turn sideways to fit. That in itself made me a little nervous as the flight crew starts jostling luggage around to make room for everyone's most important carry on clothing bags. So I'd caution anyone from expecting this to fit into smaller overhead compartments. Fly big planes.

                    Zippers, padded handles, design, all top notch and I'm definitely happy with the case.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fits my needs

                    By Erik

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Practical

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Protection
                    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                    • Rugged
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                      I bought this bag for an upcoming trip. I was going to buy the Roadie II Hybrid but decided that I would be better off with a larger bag that I could grow in to, especially since I'm flying domestically. While I haven't used it yet, I'm confident that it will fit my needs comfortably and will protect my equipment.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      The search is over

                      By Tom

                      from Singapore

                      About Me Serious amateur

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Protection
                      • Light weight
                      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                      • Right size

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                        I have been looking for a rolling camera bag which can carry my 600 mm f/4 lens for the last several years. I bought many camera and travel bags but none satisfied my needs, until I saw this bag on one of the photo magazines. I checked this out in one of the camera shops, and right away thought that this is it! Finally.

                        The bag is adequate to carry my gears. I do not need to have very strong reinforcement pads, since I do not check my bag in when traveling. It is relatively lighter compared to other bags.

                        Really happy to have bought this bag.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love my rolling case

                        By Eric

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Protection
                        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                        • Rugged

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Light Protection

                          Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                          Perfect size for my 2 dslrs, laptop, lenses, cables, pocket wizards, and other misc. equipment.

                          My back is saved.

                          Everyone thinks it is luggage containing dirty clothing, not $15,000 worth of gear.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Tenba vs. Lowepro pro roller x200

                          By Florian

                          from Switzerland

                          About Me Photojournalist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lot of volume

                          Cons

                          • Not Weatherproof

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                          I compared it with the Lowepro Pro roller, midsize. Tenba's pro features: Lot of volume (perhaps +25% in comparison) (I do not use separation bag/suitcase),
                          Tenba's cons: not as rigid as Lowepro
                          Simple, no gadgets, but it does perfectly what it is made fore.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Love this bag but....

                          By Kevin L

                          from san Francisco, Ca

                          About Me Full Time Professional, Practical, Stylish

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good Protection
                          • Holds almost everything
                          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                          • Insufficient Padding
                          • Not Weatherproof

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Light Protection
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                          I love this bag but there are a few flaws.

                          As mentioned from the previous reviewer, the padding is a bit thin but it is reenforced with a strong plastic on the walls. It will hold up to being "checked-in" but a last resort. Besides if you're traveling with camera goods... You would get to the airport or check in early anyways to get a good seat and overhead luggage.

                          Why I love this bag is it saves your back from carrying large a,punts of equipment. It has pockets everywhere although I wouldn't put my laptop in the laptop compartment.

                          I'm 6'1", so the extra long roller handle is really nice with the addition of the user replaceable skate wheels.

                          What it fits:
                          -5D mkII w/ battery grip, hand strap, Really Right Stuff L-bracket 24-70mm hood reversed
                          -5D mkII w/ battery grip, hand strap, Really Right Stuff L-bracket 70-200mm II hood reversed
                          -3x 580EX II
                          -24-105mm L hood on
                          -24mm L hood on
                          -50mm L hood on
                          -85mm L hood on
                          -Black Rapid DR 2 & RS 7
                          -2x PocketWizard FlexTT and 2x MiniTT
                          -Apple laptop charger
                          -Xrite passport and ExpoDisc
                          -2x camera batt chargers
                          -2x AA chargers
                          -4x ThinkTank AA battery cases
                          -memory card wallets and reader

                          Highly recommended but I wouldn't ever check this bag at the airport... Even if it was a Pelican case.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Not suitable for air travel

                          By Lock, Load & Shoot

                          from Birmingham, AL

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Well designed but soft

                          Cons

                          • Not air worthy

                          Best Uses

                          • For car travel

                          Comments about Tenba Roadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case:

                          I bought this case because I had a Tenba Roadie Universal (original version) which I love. I assumed the II version of this line of rolling cases would be improved. To my dismay, although well designed ergonomically, it no longer incorporates the stiff outer wall that keeps other luggage/cargo from causing deformation. If you travel by air, sooner or later you will be required to gate check your gear and if it is in this case, all you can do is hope.
                          Upon inspection, I immediately returned this case. To the credit of B&H Photo, the return and replacement was facilitated without a problem. I replaced it with the original Tenba Roadie Large which I'm very happy with. Bottom line, if Tenba advertised this case as a car carrier only I'd have no problem with it. It does meet the stated airline size requirements for carryon. It does not meet the real world requirements unfortunately. I've owned several Tanba cases over the years and have been happy with all of them. In my opinion, they need to rethink this one.

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