Tenba Messenger Bag (large size)

I am crazy about bags and backpacks of all kinds.  So far I have not found the perfect photo backpack, but I have found a messenger bag that rocks!  Sometimes you just need a bag to run around town or go on a short trip that does not require all your gear.  That is where the Tenba Messenger bag is great.  Not everyone likes a messenger bag, but with the way this one is designed, it just might be what your have been looking for.  Let's take a look at the bag.

The bag comes in Black, Blue and Olive as shown above.  I chose olive because I can still take it in the woods so it will still blend in.  The bag is 16.5" x 13" x 6.5" and it will hold a lot of gear.  What I like is it does not scream out that it is a camera bag and could be used as an everyday bag too!

 

The bag has a padded laptop sleeve, a fully padded photo insert that protects your camera gear (can be removed), padded shoulder strap, and over 20 pockets.  I have been using this bag for about a year now and I can say it is a great bag.  Inside the bag pictured I have Nikon D700, Nikon 70-200 2.8 , Tokina 50-135 2.8, and the attached Nikon 24-70 2.8 lens.

 

Here are all the items mentioned out of the bag.  There is still 20 pockets to fill as well as a laptop that can be added.  It's a great bag for today's digital photographer.  One neat thing I like about the bag you can unzip the top of the bag and access your camera without opening up the front flap!  I use this feature all the time while at football games or other sporting events I can quickly pull the camera out and be shooting in no time.

 

See, it just looks like a messenger bag!

 

Here is the quick access I was talking about earlier.  Camera is ready to shoot and go back in the bag just as easy.  I like this feature!  I picked up my bag from Amazon.com for around $80 and I think it was a great purchase.  This thing is built out of strong materials and should last a long time.  I looked at all the other messengers out there and I thought this one was best for me, but I am sure there are other bags out there.  Hope you enjoyed the review.

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