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TenbaRoadie II Large Rolling Photo/Laptop Case
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (16)
  • Lots of pockets and features (15)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Rugged (11)
  • Weather proof (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Commuting (11)
  • Heavy duty protection (8)
  • Light protection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), High-end shopper (3), Stylish (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (15), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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

Outstanding purchase

By Heather

from Freehold, NJ

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

This was a gift for my fiance, he has way more gear than he knows what to do with and he used to cram everything into a backpack. The thing weighed over 40lbs and was murder on his back so once I saw he was eyeballing this I knew I had to get it. I'm so glad I did. The quality is incredible, the space and amount he is able to fit in there is wonderful, and it makes his job 10 times easier which is honestly the best quality of it. If you're hunting for a bag I highly recommend this one. For the price, it can't be beat.

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5.0

This product is great

By jnphotog

from Dearborn, MI

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

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

    This bag is larger than my previous bag and is easier to use.

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

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    5.0

    Jus what I have been looking for!

    By Gerald F

    from Chino Hills, Ca

    About Me High-End Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

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

    Well, constructed and loaded with storage space for all of my equipment.
    I was able to load it up of my equipment. The bag is deep to hold long lens and you can mount a large tripod.

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

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    1.0

    Not worth the investment

    By FINELINE

    from Greensburg, PA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Wears Easily

      Best Uses

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

        Unfortunately we keep flushing $$ down the toilet with these bags. Initially, everything is great. Perfect size. Good build, etc. However, the bags have one fatal flaw. The way the zipper is stitched together essentially ruins the bag within 1 year. Through regular use, the fabric and stitching around the corners of the bag wear and when they do so they jam up the zipper making it impossible to open or close the bag, essentially making it a $ paper weight. We had 2 of these go within 1 year due to the exact same problem each time. I won't ever buy again because of the zipper construction.

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

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        4.0

        my back is saved

        By Navajo Productions

        from New York, NY

        About Me Bargain Hunter, 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:

          with video work, it's not worth killing your back carrying all of your equipment. this rolling case was the perfect solution.

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

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          3.0

          Decent large roller

          By zoomjockey

          from Washington, DC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

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

            First off there is nothing outstanding about this roller. It is a solid bag with reasonable protection for your gear. It has plenty of space for lenses and bodies. It will not give you anything beyond that. Nothing about this bag will make you feel better except having a place to put a bunch of your stuff.

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

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            5.0

            Very good bag

            By Luis Tunon, Jr.

            from Miami, Fla.

            About Me Adv Amateur Photographer, High-End Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Rugged
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Heavy Duty Protection

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

              I like the size, construction and the way it rolls.I have only used it in a couple of shoots but I think it will qualify as the best bag I've had pound for pound (which of course includes prize compared o the other 3 major brands).

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

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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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                    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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                            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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                                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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                                  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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                                  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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