Tenba Shootout Series
An advanced collection of photo/imaging carry gear and accessories, aimed predominantly at serious outdoor/active photographers. The initial Shootout launch includes five Photo/Laptop Backpacks, a Convertible Photo Waistpack, a Rolling Utility Duffel and an accessory Lens/Bottle Caddy. These will shortly be followed by a full range of outdoor-oriented shoulder bags, photo/laptop messenger bags and accessories
Shootout was developed and fine-tuned by the company's in-house design team for over a year, with the specific goals of providing lightweight, comfortable, action-oriented packs and bags with a high level of protection, and innovative, pro-grade features.
The additional challenge was to do it all with truly new, head-turning design and execution, so around and beneath Shootout's unique, curvy shaping and styling is the kind of attention to detail that customers have come to expect from a brand that has been focused on top-level shooters for 30 years.
Key features (which vary by model) include weather-sealed zippers, convertible QuickAccess pockets, a new and innovative tripod carrying system, and Tenba's exclusive WeatherWrap auxiliary cover.
The flagships of the collection, Shootout Backpacks are offered in five simply-named sizes: Mini, Small, Medium, Large and Large Rolling. The size range covers every conceivable need, from day-trippers and vacationing enthusiasts to outdoor/commercial pros working on remote locations or expeditions.
All sizes except the Mini include padded, frame sheet reinforced laptop compartments for computers up to 17" (depending upon backpack size). The Large and Rolling backpacks are suitable for lenses up to 400 or 500mm, depending upon specific equipment variables.
All models incorporate easily customized, well-padded interiors, fully-adjustable harness/belt systems, and the fast-deploying, "Velcro-free" WeatherWrap auxiliary protection cover. The generous, padded side pockets feature interior panels that can be moved to convert the space from cargo pocket to QuickAccess interior hatches.
This allows fast, easy retrieval of a lens or accessory without having to fully remove or open the entire pack. The Backpacks also feature a significant new innovation, dubbed "MSTC", for Multi-Stage Tripod Carrying system, which adjusts to securely and optimally carry tripods of varying sizes and styles.
All Shootout Backpacks and Waistpacks also come complete with "attachable" accessories one a media card wallet and the other a padded pouch for phone or portable audio player.
The accessory cases are secured to the packs with clip-on security tethers, but can be removed and attached to various clip-on points on Shootout waist belts and/or shoulder pads.
Tenba also offers an optional Lens/Bottle Caddy, which can be attached to the same clip-on points and "self stows" when not in use.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I do a lot of travel, and I want my Canon 5D and lesnses well protected. This bag is perfect.
no room for other items.
Overall, I've loved this pack! It definitely provides more than enough space for my current gear (camera body, 3 lenses, flash, large flash diffuser, remote trigger, tripod, filters), and will provide me some room to grow. My favorite feature is the two side pockets that allow you to access the internal chamber ... great for trading between a few lenses. In practice though, because the material is a little stiff and the zipper is a little sluggish (due to the weather sealing), I typically use a lens pouch to carry my extra lens while I am trying to grab the other one from the side pocket. Also, frankly, the bag is a little thicker than I had expected. This is not necessarily bad (and in fact allows me to stack many lenses vertically), but it does make the bag a little heavier and bulkier than I was expecting. This is certainly larger than a "typical" school-type backpack (the Small Shootout is about this size), and so is a little more cumbersome to carry around. But if you can use the space, then by all means do. This is a great pack!