Tenba has been creating some very stylish and excellently designed camera bags recently and the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 is the pinnacle of these new offerings. With a semi rigid hard shell case surrounded by a 1680 denier ballistic nylon shell, the roadie air case is not only an inconspicuous and highly stylized camera bag, but it's also an incredibly protective roller case that’s great for domestic and international travel.
At first glance of the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 you would not think that this would be anything but a high-level luxury travel carry-on bag made for quick jaunts around the globe. I personally want all my gear bags to have a certain level of camouflage that doesn’t scream photographer and relegates the contents incognito throughout a trip. With a sleek outer shell and exterior dimensions of 21” x 14” x 9” this bag is ready to head out with you around the world without any hiccup as a carry-on. With the Roadie Air Case being the only shippable and fully-airport checkable case of it's kind that is not a plastic hard case, if you just so happen to be required to gate check the Tenba, then there’s really very little to worry about with the name sake of this bag's stand out design in its air case designation.
Things I Liked
- The styling is top notch
- The air case design makes this a hard case without the plastic look
- Great telescoping handle
- Very good dividers provide a ton of options
- Tenba’s BYOB shoulder bag availability
Things I Didn’t Like
- No computer sleeve or compartment
- Few external zippered pockets