Tenba Air Gear Cases Handle 400 Pounds of Stacked Weight With Less Burden of Other Plastic Hard Cases

Tenba Air Gear Cases Handle 400 Pounds of Stacked Weight With Less Burden of Other Plastic Hard Cases

For traveling photographers and videographers, the hard plastic case is an essential piece of kit in order to get equipment from point A to point B safely. Tenba is looking to improve upon this experience with the Air Case Attaché collection.

Tenba claims that their Air Cases weigh up for 35 percent less than your average plastic hard case, but can withstand up to 400 pounds stacked on top. Other benefits pointed out are stronger, smoother rolling wheels, more customization on the inside and softer padding, luggage handles with more height for better comfort, and zippered interior pockets for better organization.

Camera gear is heavy, and when traveling it’s always been a big downside that you have to bring more weight into the mix just to protect what you already are carrying on the inside. I think the Tenba Air Cases may be worth checking out for anyone trying to duck transportation weight restrictions or chiropractor visits.

The Air Cases come in six different sizes, three of which meet most airline carry-on regulations. You can check out these new cases on B&H to find the one that suits your needs. Prices range from $149.95 for a case that can fit a DSLR, six lenses, and a flash, to $399.95 for a large, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink case.

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Mr Hogwallop's picture

OK Ryan, did you do anything to see if the claims are correct? I have 10 Pelican cases ranging is size from lunchbox to rowboat. If there was another answer than the safe but relatively heavy Peli cases I would like to see some proof. Maybe FS could do a demo - instead of just printing their press release 85% verbatim...

Good question. While I can't comment on tests that Fstoppers may or may not have done, I can tell you that Tenba has been selling cases with this construction for over 30 years, and they are the standard for large cases at photo rental houses across the U.S., so in that way the performance has been tested throughout the industry, just with previous models and configurations. The new Attaché collection is built the same way and from the same materials.

Peter
Tenba

Would you recommend this for the day of weddings to wheel around my gear? Or is there something else? I like the weight reduction and need something light.

The 2520w is a great case for weddings if you have camera gear with lights. The smaller 2214 is good if you just need it for a camera system. And there's also the Tenba Roadie Air Case 21 if you need a few more bells and whistles.

Peter
Tenba

Thank you kindly for the reply Peter. I will take a look at your lightest option.

Felix Wu's picture

But you won't be able to sit comfortably or even stand on one...I shot a fashion week recently and having the option to sit on the case would be much more preferrable.

When they claim it's 35% lighter than average plastic case what are they referring to? The traditional pelican cases? Pelican released new line of Air cases which claims to be up to 40% lighting than the originals...It would be very interesting to see some comparisons.

To give you an idea of weight savings, a Pelican 1614 weighs 25 lbs. and the Pelican 1615 Air weighs 17.6 lbs. The Tenba 2520w weighs 15.8 lbs., and it costs $339 versus about $399 for the Pelican Air case.

I hope that helps.

Peter
Tenba

Felix Wu's picture

Thank you for the comparison. I am certain it will be helpful to those who are looking at "soft" cases. Weight saving is a priceless for photographers who travel. Keep the cool products rolling! : )