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Tenba48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

All I dreamed of and more.

I am extremely happy with this case. It's heavy-duty, the handle straps are wide and comfortable, and the ability to roll the whole thing is invaluable.

I am extremely happy with this case. It's heavy-duty, the handle straps are wide and comfortable, and the ability to roll the whole thing is invaluable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for average use requirements

I fly regularly (weekly) with this bag and it holds a lot of gear, 3 stands, cables, tripod, boots etc. I like it. Only downside is that I've needed to own...Read complete review

I fly regularly (weekly) with this bag and it holds a lot of gear, 3 stands, cables, tripod, boots etc. I like it. Only downside is that I've needed to own 4 so far due to the bottom breaking out. I usually get 9 months out of them as it seems airline baggage handlers seem to like to crush them and the base is unfortunately only made of an air core plastic sheet. Besides that, Ive only had to replace 1 set of wheels and they were shipped and supplied for free due to melting while pulling along a tarmac road in summer. The zips are strong but are well and truly gone by the time the baggage handlers have done their bit. I'm happy with them and will buy another today. NOTE: you'll need a large car to transport it as 48" is a long bag. $[$]for 9 months is a bargain I reckon. I only wish there was an agent in Australia.

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5.0

Great case!

By Ry

from Boston

Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

I have tried every bag and case under the sun. Can't find a better company! I won't buy anything else.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this case

By RK

from Jax, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

    I had to make a last minute purchase for my light stands and tripod right before a trip. For the last 10 years I had been using a great Liteware bag and after stuffing too much into it for the 1,000,000th time the zipper finally gave way. After doing a ton of quick research I settled on this bag. I have not been disappointed. It seems extremely durable and can hold a lot of stuff. I've got 3 manfrotto light stands, a tripod, 3 softboxes, 2 extension cords and several clamps all comfortably inside. Honestly it's a joy to work out of. If you get excited about gear and cases as much as I do you'll like it too.

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    • No

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    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Waste of money

    By Tully Productions

    from New York

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

        I've flown with this case on several trips and the airlines have beaten the heck out of it to the point where it's useless even for local shoots. The wheels are out of alignment and the plastic corners have come loose from the body of the case.

        If I could have submitted this review with 0 stars I would have done so.

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        • No

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        5.0

        So far, so good

        By DLT

        from Brooklyn, New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

          I love the size of it. It's not oversized so I can put it on a plane and it's traveled with me on a coupe of flights. So far, I'm happy. We'll see how well the bag holds up after many long flights.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Case

          By MHeisler777

          from Simpsonville, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

            I load 2 tripods, and 2 lightstands in it. Great quality, holds quite a bit too.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Case

            By CamOp

            from Wichita KS

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

              Stands, tripods, boom poles, stingers, jelly-rolls.... this case totes them all. Well-made, sleek, and easy to work with.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect rolling case

              By Barbara

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                  I struggled with whether to order the 36" case of the 48" case. I read all the reviews. Because I didn't plan on traveling (on airlines) with the case I didn't think I'd need the 36" case. I was also concerned that 48" would be way long. It indeed is long but not necessarily so. I'm glad that I purchased the 48" case. It gives me plenty of room for all my light stands (and as it turns out I have one the is 42" long folded). The bag has straps to hold down the light stands and other gear (unadjustable though) and there are plenty of outer and inner pockets to store other items. A good purchase.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is super quality, USA made.

                  By tom la france

                  from ashland oregon

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                  I thought I already reviewed this. Reading the reviews, guess not. Can't say enough about it. Two tripods: Man 536 Carbon Fiber, second one, manfrotto stands, Sennheiser 416, Juice Link, Microphone stand - carbon fiber.

                  Amazing bag...

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Case for Phillip Bloom MC Dolly

                  By Big Red Dog

                  from Aspen, CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage

                    Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                    Perfect for Phillip Bloom Signature Series 3 Foot Pocket Dolly with Motion Control.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Durable and handy

                    By Mike

                    from Menlo Park, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Storage

                      Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                      Great case. I have an odd sized stand and needed the extra length. Durable case and enjoy using it.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good for average use requirements

                      By Chris

                      from Perth, Australia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                          I fly regularly (weekly) with this bag and it holds a lot of gear, 3 stands, cables, tripod, boots etc. I like it. Only downside is that I've needed to own 4 so far due to the bottom breaking out. I usually get 9 months out of them as it seems airline baggage handlers seem to like to crush them and the base is unfortunately only made of an air core plastic sheet. Besides that, Ive only had to replace 1 set of wheels and they were shipped and supplied for free due to melting while pulling along a tarmac road in summer. The zips are strong but are well and truly gone by the time the baggage handlers have done their bit. I'm happy with them and will buy another today. NOTE: you'll need a large car to transport it as 48" is a long bag. $[$]for 9 months is a bargain I reckon. I only wish there was an agent in Australia.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good but not their best.

                          By Scott M. Lacey Photography

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                          There are not many grip case options out there besides the large coffins or soft bags. This one does the job and can easliy hold 4 c-stands and other grip equipment. Great that it has wheels but I dont feel the same quality as the air cases they make. Just feel like its a matter of time before the wheels break from all the weight. But I am still giving it 4 stars for saving my back.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent heavy duty grip case

                          By Andrew

                          from NYC, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Really Heavy Duty
                          • Rolls Well When Loaded
                          • Useful Handles Straps
                          • Very Sturdy Zipper

                          Cons

                          • Cost

                          Best Uses

                          • Efp Photography

                          Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                          I had a pretty extreme need - a bag that would carry steel c-stands, a steel boom, a collapsible flag kit, grip heads and arms and sand bags to boot. Amazingingly this case holds everything without straining, and still manages to roll easily once loaded to some 85 odd lbs.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Tenba 48

                          By PETE

                          from Wilbraham, Massachusetts

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Large
                          • Lots Of Room
                          • Well Made

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                              This bag is awesome! It's very well made and the zipper is very strong. It has nice handy inside pockets, and straps with latching hooks to keep things in place when in motion. I carry 4 light stands, multiple umbrella swivels, light modifier brackets, two umbrellas, small spigots and lots of hardware, and there's room for more. If you need a large roller for your lighting kit, this is the bag to get. Very satisfied with this product.

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              All I dreamed of and more.

                              By Prime Pixellographer

                              from Richmond, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                              I am extremely happy with this case. It's heavy-duty, the handle straps are wide and comfortable, and the ability to roll the whole thing is invaluable.

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                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              So far, so good

                              By Jason

                              from Raleigh, NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                                I have already taken this bag on 4 flights, and it seems to be holding up well. It's easy to get it under the 50 lb limit for most airlines, and even though it's oversized by most airline standards it was never flagged since it doesn't look bulky like a hardshell case would.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great tripod case!

                                By Sports Lab

                                from Washington

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                                Its durable, portable, and severed its purpose well. I carry a lot of weight besides the tripod and it handles it well.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
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                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Solid

                                By David

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • High Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                                    Solid Construction. Can handle 4 c-stands (although it weighs a ton fully loaded). A space saver for transporting stands.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Case

                                    By linsmea

                                    from St. Petersburg, FL

                                    About Me Business Owner, professional photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portable professional kit

                                      Comments about Tenba 48" Rolling Tripod/Grip Case:

                                      I use this case with some pretty heavy stainless steel stands. It fits a C-stand and the heavy duty Avenger boom stand (I use the stainless steel stand with the casters) and it fits perfectly and carries comfortably. The carrying handle is padded so it's comfortable to lift/carry if you have to. The wheels seem pretty well made too. A friend of mine has the case that was made before this one and has had problems with the zippers but this one seems to be improved. This new version is made in the USA too.

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                                      • No

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