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Tenba Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray)

B&H # TEPTDLBG Mfr # 637-331
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You Pay: $139.95
Product Highlights
  • 1-2 DSLRs, 4-6 Lenses,Flash, Accessories
  • Holds 15" Laptop in Rear Compartment
  • Pop Out, Removable Camera Compartment
  • Top Storage Area for Jacket, Lunch
  • Weather-Resistant Nylon
  • Waterproof Bottom Panel
  • Mesh Pull-Out Pockets for Water Bottles
  • Front Pocket for MP3 Player, Phone
  • Compression Straps for Stability
  • Includes Rain Cover

The black/gray Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack from Tenba is a rough and tough entry into the world of photo/laptop packs. Lightweight and strong, it is designed to hold a bevy of gear safely and securely while providing a way to organize that gear in an easy to access way.

Rated to hold 1-2 DSLRs, 4-6 extra lenses, flash and numerous accessories, it also holds a 15" (38.1 cm) laptop in its own rear padded compartment. The bag is basically divided in half with the bottom half being for your gear that is held in a removable, pop out compartment. The top half is for all the extras like a small jacket, books or even your lunch. The top half is even designed in a slanted fashion to provide for easier access.

The exterior is a tough water-repellent nylon that is supported by a rapidly deployed rain cover for those moments when you're caught in the rain or snow. The bottom of the bag has a waterproof bottom panel that protects the bag for when you place it on the ground.

Carry it around by its fully adjustable backpack straps and waist belt that make toting this pack a pleasure. There's even a top carry handle for those times when you have to grab it out of the back seat of your car or out of the closet it's stored in. All the zippers are self-healing.

The two sides of the pack have pull-out airline-style mesh pockets perfect for stashing water bottles and other quick access items. The front accessory pocket is perfect for holding your MP3 player or iPhone. There's also a handy ID pocket for your business card or address label. With its 5-year warranty and Tenba reputation for quality, this pack is a serious contender in the area of a lightweight backpack that holds lots of gear in a comfortable and organized manner.

Tough, water-repellent nylon exterior
Extraordinarily lightweight construction (weighs only 2.6 pounds)
Heavy-duty, self-healing zippers
Compression straps secure and stabilize the load
Large elasticized micro-mesh pockets hold water bottle or gloves
Padded rear pocket fits most laptops up to 15" (38.1 cm)
Waterproof bottom panel keeps the bag protected if you have to put it down on a wet surface
Front accessory pocket perfect for phone or audio
WeatherWrap auxiliary cover included
Large top compartment for electronics, light jacket, lunch and more
Additional accessory pockets in front flap
Pop-out camera compartment holds complete DSLR setup in removable insert
Harness and belt designed for exceptional comfort
Material Weather-repellent nylon
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 12.3 x 18.0 x 10.5" (31.2 x 45.7 x 26.7 cm)
Interior Dimensions 9.5 x 8.0 x 8.5" (24.1 x 20.3 x 21.6 cm)
Accommodates 1-2 DSLR bodies, plus 4-6 lenses, flash and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack straps
Waist belt
Weight 2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
Tenba Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray)
  • Rain Cover
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    TenbaDiscovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Sage/Khaki)
     
    4.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily accessible equipment (3)
    • Roomy (3)
    • Rugged (3)
    • Stylish (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Protecting gear (3)
      • Storing gear (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      4.0

      Not what I had hoped

      By Pentaxman

      from SE PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camera And Day Pack

        Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

        I was looking for a backpack to handle my Pentax K-3 with grip attached, my 12-24, 18-55 and 55-300 lenses. I have a small shoulder bag that everything (just) fits into, but I wanted to balance the weight better for upcoming longer trips.

        Let me first say that out of the box, the Tenba Discovery is very impressive. Nice materials, good construction, feature set, and light weight.

        However, the camera section was a let down. I had two issues with it. I had seen all the on line photos of the way the camera is stored and that did not put me off. But with my grip attached, the camera was not easily placed in the bag. Although the dividers can be placed anywhere in the compartment, due to the cradle shape of two of them, I could not get a good fit. Also, due to a tight fit, it was quite difficult to open the compartment and pull the insert out far enough to remove the camera without potentially scratching it on the zipper. That was neither as quick nor as convenient as I was looking for.

        So, for these reasons, I returned the bag. For someone not using a grip, this might be a very good backpack. But for me, it was not what I was looking for.

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        • No

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        4.0

        For the Photographer that can't go w/o

        By Ivy

        from Missoula MT

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

          I love this Large Camera bag! I can bring everything I need in one load. I've currently got one 6D body, two lenses, a mini tripod, a flash, the caps, hoods, external hard-drive, laptop, notebook, pens, lens cloths, rocket blower, lunch, tripod, sd cards, laptop charger and a water bottle... My only complaint is that it's only a little awkward to put in and take out my camera and lenses. Still really glad I got it though!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          fits my needs exactly

          By rafterlopes

          from Plymouth, MI.

          About Me Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light Protection
            • Travel

            Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

            I researched many bags from different manufacturers before final settling on the Tenba It has just enough room for my SLR with a medium telephoto attached as well as for at least two more lenses that I will carry, and other items all easily accessible. I will use this bag for day excursions, so it was important that it carry what I needed and be light, too, and very well constructed.

            This isn't the first bag I've bought, but it is the first that I've purchased that meets all of my needs and expectations.

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

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            4.0

            Great all around backpack!

            By JP

            from Westfield, NJ

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Heavy Duty Protection
              • Light Protection
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

              Fits laptop, cameras, some extra stuff and even holds your waterbottle!

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

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              5.0

              Cool Bag!

              By Emthe1

              from Brooklyn, New York

              About Me Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Rugged
              • Stylish
              • Weatherproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Travel

                Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

                I wanted a new back pack for my new DSLR. I chose this bag because of its look. It's discrete. It's roomy enough to fit my DSLR with battery grip and 24-70 mm lens attached faced down. I have spare room to hold my flash, another lens and other items. The top of the bag has room for other items such as chargers, batteries, etc.

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

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                5.0

                Great Bag.

                By doc

                from Manhattan, New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good For All Gear

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

                  It is light, large and has removable/movable sections for all my gear plus personnal pleasures ie. lunch, water bottles, light jacket.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By Hank

                  from Stafford VA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

                    Delivery was on time and exactly as ordered. THis was a gift for my daughter and she was delighted. She especially liked the all the room and the rain cover.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    So far I love it!

                    By Stegmann Studios

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Sage/Khaki):

                      I just got the Tenba daypack as a Christmas gift and went to the St. Louis Botanical Gardens to test it out. Walked around/shot for about two hours. I love it! I had my son with me, so I had snacks, his sippy cup, his point and shoot kids camera, a change of clothes, his socktabogan, my keys, wallet, phone, and a water bottle for me. All of this fit in the top compartment/side pockets (along with some of my filters, the waterproof rain cover, extra memory cards and batteries, lens cleaner, etc.).

                      The bottom does seem to be waterproof. I set it in a small puddle and the water beaded up on it. Surprisingly, I had some water drip on the outside of the pack without the waterproof cover on and it beaded up as well! I wiped it off easily and it was completely dry. NOTE: Pay attention to the straps when setting the pack down in/near water. It is no fun wearing the extra chest support straps while wet.

                      The bottom compartment unzips separately, so you do not have to dig around your extra stuff from the top compartment. In the bottom compartment, I had: my canon rebel t2i with a 75-200 mm lens and a battery grip attached, my 18-55 mm lens, a 50 mm lens, and an external flash with plenty of room to spare. In fact, there were still 3 full spots left for extra lens or flashes, 4 if you stack the 50 mm and 18-55 mm in the same compartment (That is basically the height of each compartment). There is velco so you can make adjustments to compartment widths. You can fit A LOT in this bag. If that is what you are looking for, go for it!

                      Size wise, this looks like a regular backpack like you would use in school. I thought it was comfortable. That was my main hesitation to buy this particular pack, because I had read in other reviews that it wasn't very comfy and it should have more padding in the shoulder straps. I didn't go on an all day hike or anything, but for walking around for 2 hours, I thought it was great. Better than all my backpacks I ever had for school. I am a 5'3" female, so I had my 6' boyfriend try it on and wear it for about 15 minutes, and he thought it was comfy as well.

                      Still haven't tried out the laptop compartment. Sorry!

                      OVERALL: Would definitely recommend this bag! If you are looking for something that is comfy, reasonably priced, somewhat stylish, well-built, has lots of organization, and has the capability to house lots of lenses and other attachments, then this is the bag for you! Enjoy, fellow photographers! Happy shooting!

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                      • Yes

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                      (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      GREAT BAG!

                      By jdrummm

                      from Cleveland, Tennessee

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black/Gray):

                        its everything that i saw in the pictures, new perfect condition. AWESOME!

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                        • No

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