Tenba Roadie HDSLR/Video Backpack (20")

Tenba Roadie HDSLR/Video Backpack (20")

Tenba Roadie HDSLR/Video Backpack (20")

B&H # TE20HDSLRVBB MFR # 638-318

Product Highlights

  • For 2 DSLRs,6-8 Lenses, Monopod, Mic
  • Holds Canon, RED, Sony Video with Lenses
  • Fits Most 17" Laptops in Separate Sleeve
  • Top Access to Audio/HDSLR Equipment
  • Rear Access to Gear Behind Harness
  • Front Accessory Organizer Pockets
  • Water-Repellent 1680D Ballistic Nylon
  • Contoured Harness / Removable Waist Belt
  • Includes Rain Cover and Media Wallet
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Tenba 638-318 overview

  • 1Description

The 20" Roadie HDSLR/Video Backpack from Tenba is designed with video gear in mind, whether that be an HDSLR with lenses or larger camera and lens combinations.

It's rated to hold two DSLRs, 6-8 lenses (up to a 300mm f/2.8), monopod, shotgun microphone, audio recorder and headphones. Specifically, it will accommodate your Canon or Nikon camera body or a video cameras such as a RED (Epic, Scarlet), Canon (C100, C300) and Sony FS700 with 3-5 lenses. There's also a pocket for a 17" laptop and dual side pockets for your monopod and shotgun mic. In addition, storage space is plentiful including interior padded dividers to configure the inside of the pack. A front accessory pocket is for small stuff that you need quickly. Side cargo pockets are padded and also readily accessible for additional accessories.

Butterfly flaps on the top provide quick access to your audio gear or anything else you need in a hurry. This will facilitate keeping your photo and audio gear separated to avoid fumbling through the interior to retrieve specific equipment. You can also, if needed, access the main compartment through these two flaps to avoid revealing all the equipment held inside the bag. The principal access to its main compartment is on the back of the pack, hidden behind your shoulder while worn. This is a security design to prevent anyone from opening the pack while you are wearing it. 

The Roadie HDSLR/Video Backpack is made with rugged, foam-laminated, 1680D ballistic nylon, matte-finish YKK zippers, stress point reinforcements and infinitely-configurable photo/video gear compartments. It features a contoured, adjustable expedition-grade harness and wide waist belt. Since the pack holds a ton of gear, the high density foam keeps you comfortable while out and won't compress or break down over time. A top grade grab handle is also included and the hip belt is easily removed when not needed. The bottom element is coated to be abrasion resistant and waterproof. The Roadie backpacks include a 10-pocket media wallet to safely store memory cards and a collapsible rain cover.

Rear Access to Main Compartment
The main compartment is hidden against your shoulder harness and accessed through the rear of the pack. This is a clever security feature designed to make sure no one can suddenly unzip your pack and grab gear. With your pack on, you can navigate through airports and crowds secure in the knowledge that no one will be able to pilfer any gear.
Monopod/Shotgun Mic Pockets
Pockets on both sides of the bag hold a monopod and shotgun microphone.
Top-Access Audio Gear Compartment
Butterfly flaps on the top of the backpack allow quick access to audio gear and accessories like headphones, lav mics, recorders and anything else that you need to get at easily without opening the main camera compartment. The top compartment can also allow access to the main camera compartment, which allows larger equipment (bodies or lenses) to be removed without exposing the main camera compartment to strangers nearby.
Expedition-Grade Harness
Contoured shoulder harness and waist belt provide comfort and support when carrying large camera systems. High-density foam padding won't compress or break down over time or with heavy use.
Built-in Protected Laptop Storage
A padded sleeve protects a laptop up to 17" and is quick and easy to open.
Waterproof Bottom
The bottom element of the pack which is most in contact with the ground is coated to be waterproof and abrasion resistant.
Secure, Rear Camera Access
The access to the main camera compartment is located on the harness side, which provides safety and security when working in unfamiliar or crowded locations. Equipment cannot be surreptitiously removed from the front side while the bag is being carried
Versatile Interior with Adjustable Dividers
The bag is built with a weather-proof coated ballistic nylon exterior, a ripstop nylon interior, YKK zippers, Duraflex clips and heavily-reinforced stitching.
Front Accessory Compartment
Pockets to organize small accessories like cables, hard drives and filters.
Side Cargo Pockets
Padded side cargo pockets for accessories
Hypalon Accessory Loops
Heavy-duty, Hypalon (polyethylene synthetic rubber) loops on the sides of the bag provide mounting points for accessory pouches, carabiners, keys.
Collapsible Water Bottle Holder
A collapsible water bottle/beverage holder is built into the belt.
Included Rain Cover and Media Wallet
The Roadie backpacks include a 10-pocket media wallet to safely store memory cards and a collapsible rain cover.
UPC: 026815383183
In the Box
Tenba Roadie HDSLR/Video Backpack (20")
  • Rain Cover
  • 10 Pocket Media Wallet
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Tenba 638-318 specs

    Features Laptop Compartment
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Monopod, Tripod
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 17.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 10.6 x 18.0 x 1.0" / 27.0 x 46.0 x 3.0 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 14 x 20 x 9" / 36 x 51 x 23 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior Dimensions 11 x 15 x 7" / 28 x 38 x 18 cm
    Interior Material Nylon
    Weight 4.7 lb / 2.1 kg (Empty)
    5.5 lb / 2.5 kg (Including Parts)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 14.4 x 11.5"

    Tenba 638-318 reviews

    Roadie HDSLR/Video Backpack (20") is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES! Finally Found My Bag I bought this bag before an international trip to shoot a documentary. I needed something durable, secure, comfortable for long hikes, and big enough to carry 2-3 DSLR style bodies and a selection of lenses and audio gear. This bag is awesome - Very comfortable, durable, secure (with the main compartment accessible only from the back side) I love that they included a tripod / monopod carrier and really thought through the audio loft and shotgun pouch. The waterproof cover is a huge added bonus. Overall I'm really happy - Traveled on a variety of international airlines with no problems or hassle from gate employees. The only downside is the price.
    Date published: 2014-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built for travel I saw this backpack at NAB 2015 and wanted it for an upcoming trip to India. I've taken it out on a couple of shoots here in Spokane and it works really well. I'll be loading it down for my big trip and I'm so impressed with the quality of materials but also to the thought that went into designing it. The side pouches hold my Sennheiser ME66 perfectly. The inside camera area is roomy and holds a ton but can only be accessed when you take it off your back which keeps the camera thieves at bay. Love the bag and I should have ordered the one they make for GoPros as well. Buy this and you won't be disappointed.
    Date published: 2015-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well made & rugged bag I bought this bag for a trip to India. I carried a DSLR body and 3 lenses as well as a couple of GoPro's. Customizing the inside of the bag was easy and I made compartments for all the gear & accessories. I carried two nat sound mic's and a wireless lavalier as well as my laptop. It went through security and customs without a problem and fit in the overhead bin on the plane. The bag is laid out very well. Access to the camera is from the part of the bag against your back thus reducing the chance of theft. I was rough on the bag but it shows no signs of the trip. I'd buys this bag again.
    Date published: 2015-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size It's perfect for what I needed. An Fs7, it's viewfinder, handle, 3 bp60 Sony batteries, two metabones adaptors, a 24 105 canon L, a 70 200 canon L, lavalier system, a led light, cards and more!! It fits a bit tight on the overhead bins of airplanes but it works!. Also it's material it very strong and sturdy.
    Date published: 2015-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bag It's really hard to decide which bag to get online without seeing it in person but I've always used pretty inexpensive bags and they always disappoint so I went for it and got this one. It's a great bag and you can tell immediately by the zippers and materials used. I used it the 1st time on an out of state trip and it fit all of my gear very easily...so easy that it starts getting very heavy. On this trip, I brought 2 GH4's along with about 5 lenses, mic's, lav's, recorders as well as my gopro's, all the cables and it also fit my 13 macbook and hard drives with many other things. It also has a removable waist belt (which I took off). They make a 22 version which I almost got but I also need to wear it while I work so I wanted to be realistic with the weight. That other bag will work great if you have an FS700 or similar camera. It also fit fine on the airplane. If you need to travel or carry a considerable amount of gear, then this bag is fantastic & very comfortable! I thought bags this price were far too expensive but you really do get what you pay for and this one will last a long time.
    Date published: 2015-06-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from If I wanted a suite case I would have bought a Samsonite! This product is so lazy and I guarantee it wasn't designed consulting a photographer. It is basically a suitcase with some dividers in it - that's it! It has not features to accommodate a photographer's needs. It is hard to open, it is bulky and cumbersome, the pockets are not designed well so if you leave a zipper open everything falls out, the outside pockets are basically useless, it is too big to use as a backpack (such a dumb feature), even the handle is hard to use. It has no padding inside, the dividers are cheaply made and it does not accommodate current digital equipment. It really is a terribly designed bag. I looked FOREVER online for a real camera bag, have not been able to find one. I had the perfect bag and it was stolen, never took the time to even see what brand it was but it was so awesome. Comfortable to carry, big shoulder strap, cushioned inside, amazing side pockets, Oh well - this one is terrible.
    Date published: 2016-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made, practical, excellent design Right from the start as I was loading up my Nikon "go bag", the Tenba Roadie was the bag I should have had 40 years ago! Extremely well made with superior attention to detail.
    Date published: 2018-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality Functional Backpack Used for travelling with video equipment and many cameras. Lots of compartments for the smaller stuff also. Very functional and nicely made. Will last forever!
    Date published: 2015-12-16
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