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Tenba Discovery: Top Load (Sage/Khaki)

B&H # TEDTLCBS Mfr # 637-352
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You Pay: $69.95
Product Highlights
  • Holds Mid-Size DSLR With One 5" Lens
  • Front Accessory Pocket
  • Bag Open Away From Your Body
  • Water-Repellent Nylon Exterior
  • Two Slanted Side Zippered Pockets
  • Self-Healing Zippers/Front Buckle
  • Wide, No-Twist, Non-Slip Shoulder Strap
  • Padded Air Mesh Back Panel
  • Waterproof Bottom Panel
  • Includes Rain Cover

The sage/khaki Discovery: Top Load from Tenba is a minimalist bag designed to carry bare bones gear for a day trip. It's rated to hold a medium-sized DSLR (such as a Canon 5D/7D or Nikon D300/D700) and up to a 5.0" (12.7 cm) lens - that's it. However, it will also handle the various required accessories such as batteries, memory cards, wallet and keys.

It's made from a tough water-repellent nylon that is supported by self-healing zippers and a handy rain cover that can be quickly opened when it rains or snows. A wide, adjustable and removable shoulder strap supports the whole package. It's non-slip and contoured design make the bag even easier to use. There's also a top grab handle for quick retrieval from a closet or back seat of your car. Tenba has even made the bottom panel waterproof in case you have to place the bag on wet ground. For even more comfort, the back panel has been provided with a generous supply of air mesh for breathability and comfort.

A real plus to this bag is the way it opens - away from your body. This gives you easier and faster access to your gear when that special shot appears. This style of opening also provides a measure of security since no one standing around will be able to see inside the bag. The side zippered pockets are slanted downwards for both facility of use and to help wick away moisture . All the bag's zippers have handy pull tabs for easier use with gloves.

The front of the bag is secured with a strong buckle and zipper. This allows you to leave the zippers open and just use the buckle to quickly grab your gear, or zip the bag and leave the buckle open. Inside, the dividers are all padded and configurable. Store your camera with the mounted lens pointing downwards.

The Discovery: Top Load is backed by Tenba's respectable 5-year warranty. It's a small, lightweight bag designed for the shooter who doesn't want to be saddled with an excess of equipment. If less is truly more, then this is a bag to be seriously considered.

Water-repellent nylon exterior
Extraordinarily lightweight construction (weighs only 16 oz)
Front accessory compartment
Padded side cargo pockets with cutaway openings for easy access
Waterproof bottom panel keeps the bag protected if you have to put it down on a wet surface
Main flap opens away from you for unobstructed, "shoot from the hip" access
Overlapping top zipper closure protects against the elements
No-twist strap with contoured, non-slip shoulder pad
WeatherWrap auxiliary rain cover included
Generously-padded air mesh back panel cushions the bag on your hip
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 24.75" (62.9 cm)
Material Water-repellent nylon exterior
Type of Closure Front buckle
Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 9.25 x 8.75 x 6.75" (23.0 x 22.0 x 17.0 cm)
Interior Dimensions 6.0 x 8.0 x 5.25" (15.0 x 20.0 x 13.0 cm)
Tripod Holder Not Applicable
Carrying/Transport Options Removable shoulder strap
Top grab handle
Weight 1 lb (0.5 kg )
Tenba Discovery: Top Load (Sage/Khaki)
  • Rain Cover
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    TenbaDiscovery: Top Load (Black/Gray)
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily accessible equipment (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Strong construction (3)
    • Well padded (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily usage (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      2.0

      fatal design flaws

      By GVB

      from Rockville MD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Fataldesign Flaws
      • Major Design Flaws
      • Poor Functionality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Discovery: Top Load (Sage/Khaki):

        This bag has several design flaws. The lid opens away from your body, which is a good thing if done right, however the design is flawed as follows: 1) The zipper for the lid is located on the side, not on top where it should be. This causes the zipper to impinge on the shoulder strap and against the user's body. This makes opening the bag when in use a two handed chore. 2) The location of the zipper is offset from the corner of the lid where it hinges making the lid difficult to fully open as the fabric and zipper fight against the lid when opening. 3) The lid fits tightly and overlaps the side making closing the bag difficult, as well.Sadly, these are fatal flaws for my use. Otherwise, the bag is well constructed and lightweight. It's too bad they didn't get the funstional details right.

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        5.0

        Great Bag for Street or Nature Shooter

        By G

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Great Design
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Color

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Street Shooter

        Comments about Discovery: Top Load (Black/Gray):

        Was looking for small bag for a three lens setup. The picture makes the bag look big, but it is not. Just the right size for 3 primes and DSLR. Very well made, solid and weather resistant. The padding on the back and strap made it very comfortable on long trips. The funning thing about this bag is it looks like a lunchbag. When I bring it to work or walk around downtown, people don't think you have camera equipment with you. Tenba makes a pro camera bag that doesn't scream camera guy or tourist. Everything is just right about this bag.

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        4.0

        Terrific bag, but....

        By Twipletsmom

        from United States

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • A little too short

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage

        Comments about Discovery: Top Load (Sage/Khaki):

        I wanted this bag to carry my camera with one lens attached for every day use, trips to the park, zoo, etc with family. I do love it, but..It is a tad bit boxy but nothing I can't live with. The website had said it would hold a Canon 5D with 24-70 attached which is exactly what I wanted. However, I find myself wishing it was just another 1/2" - 1" taller. I want to leave my lens hood on, plus I have the neck strap on which makes it a very tight fit to zip up. I do really like the bag though, just need to pack a bit differently and maybe go to a wrist strap.

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        4.0

        Perfect size, perfect fit

        By Seymour

        from San Francisco Bay Area

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Side compart too small

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage

        Comments about Discovery: Top Load (Black/Gray):

        If you know that you can be satisfied with a single zoom lens for the day's shoot, this camera bag is perfect. I load up my Canon T3i with the superb 18-55mm, f2.8 IS lens, charger, extra battery, and power cord, and lens hood in the main compartment, the inclement weather shield in one side compartment, and electronic flash in the other. Everything fits just right! I just wish the side compartments were just a bit more roomy which could give me other carrying options.

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