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About Tenba

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.

Shootout Backpacks
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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Tenba Features

  • Designed from the ground up for serious outdoor imaging. Shootout gear is light on your shoulders but heavy on protection, access and features
  • Quick Access pockets get you into the bag and at the lens (or other accessory) you need, fast.
  • Maximum protection, with weather-resistant materials and construction, and shockabsorbing padding in all the right places.
  • Exclusive WeatherWrap cover - the fastest and easiest auxiliary weather protection system around
  • Expedition-ready harness and belt components for comfort, support and stability when the loads are heavy and the going is tough

Tenba Specifications

External Dimensions
15"W x 18.5"H x 12"D
Internal Dimensions
12"W x 17"H x 6"D
6.2 lbs
2 Digital SLRs, 6 Lenses (up to 300mm f2.8), Flash
Fits most 15" laptops, also 17" PowerBook size
Colors Available
Black/Olive, Silver/Black, Black

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers


Great Bag!


from New York, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

I do a lot of travel, and I want my Canon 5D and lesnses well protected. This bag is perfect.

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


get something else


from arkansas  -  Photo Enthusiast

no room for other items.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Very solid build ... just a little big


from San Diego, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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!


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Fred M  Does the waist belt remove from this backpack?
Fred M  Was able to call Tenba today and talked to a gentleman by the name of Dave. Peter the guy in the Tenba video was out of the office today but he is in charge of that paticular Tenba backpack product line. So Dave was able to call me back after he found out the exact details of the bag and what I was told by him was that the Tenba Shooutout med and large backpack without the wheels that the waistbelt does indeed remove, if the backpack has wheels then the waist belt doesn't remove. It was nice to actually talk to a company that had answers for me.
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