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TenbaRoadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (8)
  • Easily accessible equipment (7)
  • Roomy (7)
  • Adjustable harness (5)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (7)
    • Protecting gear (5)
    • Storing gear (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    Great Bag

    By Diegel

    from Woodmere, NY

    Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

    Great bag but ended up exchanging for the larger thinktank one as I needed more room.

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    4.0

    Sturdy, never flirty

    By AB Photo

    from Chicagoloand

    Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

    Tons of storage here. The laminated mesh inside pockets are roomy enough for gadgets and cards. I can fit three bodies, a 70-200 lens, and a 24-70 lens without a problem. Wish it came with a dedicated D ring for a security cable. The simple design never attracts attention which is huge when you're tucking it out of the way a reception hall. It was between this and a Think Tank Airport International bag. This one own out for both price and bag design.

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    5.0

    All roads point to Roadie II!

    By Clay the Flixologist

    from WeHa, NYC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • AWESOME
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • You Only Need One

    Best Uses

    • Airplane Capable
    • Travel

    Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

    I wanted a camera equipment luggage that allowed me to carry the items I needed for the shoot. Moreover, one that was able to support the equipment
    and would come under the airplane weight and dimensions restrictions. It also offers the ability to be pulled or carried as a backpack.

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    5.0

    The Best!!

    By Tyg5

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

      I've never been more pleased with a bag and I've owned many. The materials are unbeatable. From the zippers to the bullet-proof nylon, you can just feel the difference. Visit a camera store and compare this bag with others…it's undeniable.

      The side and top handles are very comfortable to use and the extra padding is definitely appreciated when the bag is fully loaded. I really like how the bag's lid's hinge is along the side as opposed to the bottom. Most all manufacturers put their bag's lid's hinge along the bottom and that makes for a large and unwieldy flap that is annoying to deal with in the field.

      The bag rolls smoothly and is actually pretty comfortable as a backpack. My one and only complaint would be that the straps have to really be crammed into the zipper compartment (it could stand to be a bit bigger) and attaching the straps to their respective d-rings takes a bit of time.

      I love that this bag isn't flashy but still looks sleek. The bag is definitely not as large as others but I was able to fit a LOT of gear inside including a Canon C100 with control grip attached, Zacuto Recoil Rig, 3 Canon Lenses, GH3 w/ Lenses as well as a Z-Finder Pro, batteries, filters, etc.

      This is a great bag that I don't anticipate needing to replace for a very long time.

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      5.0

      Excellent Travel Protection for your gea

      By Endoman

      from Philly

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

        Needed a carry-on for my 500 f/4, 24-70, two camera bodies, TCs, etc, and the Temba Roadie II did fine. Strong construction assures max protection. Smaller planes required leaving plane-side, with no issues. Fits neatly on larger Jets. Not designed for pack packing long distances, but the built in straps allowed for easy negotiating of steps, escalators, etc. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Very nice

        By Harwendell

        from Detroit

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

            I received this about two weeks ago and I'm very happy with the product. The reason I purchased this product because of the lightweight, durability and the functionality that it brings to a well needed photographer. My equipment ready At all times is a definite plus.

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            4.0

            A Very Good Roller/Backpack Case

            By Dan the Photo Man

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Rolls And Backpack In One
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

              - Very well made
              - Good for a basic camera system with 2 bodies, several lenses, flash and small accessories
              - If you have a lot of gear to carry, get the larger version
              - The only thing I don't like about it is the bottom of the main compartment is not flat. There is a small rectangular area that juts up in the middle. However, I got used to it and worked around it. In other words, the pluses far outweigh that issue!
              - Did I say very high quality construction!

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              5.0

              Best camera backpack on the market

              By Mike

              from Chicago

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

                I travel a lot with camera and case gets quite heavy as I carry on airplane with me. The sturdy construction and tag along wheels make this a big improvement over backpack cam case I was using. My knees thank you!

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                5.0

                Price does buy quality!

                By BamaGuy

                from Mobile, AL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

                  I found this rolling "Roadie II" camera bag in a Photo magazine and looked for and found it at B&H. This thing is fine! Quality is its defining feature. I have not found anything that I dislike about this bag. There is plenty of space for two cameras, several lenses, an external flash and other items you may want so long as you don't go crazy, as it is designed to fit in the overhead as a carry-on. I cannot see where this bag could fail with many years of service. The replaceable wheels add style and its general construction looks solid. If you want quality you will get it with the Roadie II.

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                  4.0

                  A place to keep my glass

                  By Preacherman

                  from Lebanon, Oregon

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

                    I bought this to store lenses, a camera, flashes & small gear. It does just that for me. Going out to a local shoot, I easily load it in the back of the car and have everything I need available. It looks and feels solid except for the where the cover attaches to the body of the case. I have had no problem but it appears to me as a weak spot. I would hesitate to take it into rough terrain as I do my Tamrac backpack. Given what I have said, I would recommend it to others.

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                    5.0

                    Got this for air travel

                    By Retired Traveler

                    from Naperville Illinois

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Access Equipment

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

                      Got this because I can take all my photo equipment and 17 inch computer on the plane in one carry on. My personal item on the plane will be my day to day (carry with me) photo bag even though on the plane it will be mostly empty. Reading material for the plane etc.

                      Best thing roller wheels - and carry on size.

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                      5.0

                      Room for gear galore - 2 DSLRs+lenses

                      By Tony

                      from Hopkinton, NH

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Tenba Roadie II: Universal Hybrid Roller/Backpack (Black):

                        I needed more space than just a backpack and a roller with a hiding harness was just the ticket. I chose Tenba because I had a Tenba bag since the late 80s and the quality is unbeatable. Plenty of room for two bodies, one with a 70-200mm mounted 4 other lenses, flash, external drive for the laptop, laptop, filters, camera battery charger, spare batteries...the works.

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