North White Plains, NY—Tenba Roadie Roller bags are sleek, discrete cases for photographers and filmmakers that Tenba says offer “industry first” features. These include a removable camera insert, an exterior pocket for a portable battery and an Air Case model with a rigid shell that can be shipped or checked at the airport.
The updated bags feature a tethered lid. Interior straps keep the lid upright when opened so it works as a mobile workstation. This also helps the Roadie maintain a small footprint in tight environments.
Included with all Roadie Roller models except the Roadie 18, a removable insert allows a camera and two or three lenses to be carried independently inside a smaller shoulder bag. The insert can be paired with Tenba’s Packlite 10 travel bag to create a portable camera bag solution. This allows users to leave the rolling case behind and just carry a core camera kit.
In addition, a drop-in tripod carrier is Tenba’s quickest and simplest tripod carrier yet. Virtually any size tripod can be stored in seconds. Or, the carrier can holds light stands when the Roadie is being used for transporting lighting gear.
Furthermore, the Roadies offer a hands-free way to attach a second bag. And, padded top as well as side handles help make the bags comfortable to carry even when fully loaded. Also, waterproof full-grain leather trim aids in improving the grip.
The Roadie bags also include an integrated lock for the zipper on the camera compartment, plus an additional security cable and padlock to secure the case on location. Both locks are TSA approved.
Professional Roadie Roller Features
Roadies have a water-repellent exterior of 1680-denier ballistic nylon, YKK RC Fuse zippers and aircraft-grade aluminum luggage handles. For additional protection in wet weather, each bag includes Tenba’s WeatherWrap rain cover. In addition, user-replaceable wheels combine shock-absorbing TPU with high carbon steel bearings to ensure they roll smoothly and quietly.
The Roadie Roller 18, 21, Hybrid 21 and Air Case 21 all comply with most international and U.S. domestic carry-on regulations. The Roadie Roller 24 is suitable for non-airline use.
Moreover, available in all models except the Roadie Hybrid Roller 21 and Roadie Air Case 21, a rear zippered pocket can hold a battery for charging mobile phones and other portable devices. Twin zippers allow cables to be threaded out of the pocket.
Roadie Air Case Roller 21: Uncrushable
One model in the Roadie collection, the Roadie Air Case Roller 21, utilizes Tenba’s patented, layered wall construction to provide the protection of a hard-shell case at a fraction of the weight.
It is said to withstand more than 400 pounds stacked on top of it. As a result, it ensures equipment protection when the case needs to be checked unexpectedly, like when airline overhead space has filled up.
Roadie Roller 24
Due to its larger-than-carry-on dimensions, this bag can carry large systems in a single case. Cameras as well as lenses can be stored along with flash and lighting systems. In addition, it will accommodate a 70–200mm f/2.8 lens standing vertically.
Roadie Hybrid Roller 21
Designed with a backpack harness, the Roadie Hybrid Roller 21 can be carried comfortably when terrain is not especially “wheel friendly.” This would include on stairs or over sand or dirt.
Roadie Roller Pricing
The Roadie Roller cases are available at the following suggested retail prices: Roller 18, $319.95; Roller 21, $379.95; Hybrid Roller 21, $399.95; Air Case Roller 21, $429.95; and Roller 24, $479.95. tenba.com