Tenba Cooper Review, Pros and Cons

Tenba Cooper is rated 3.93 based on 133 reviews

Feature Summary

Tenba Cooper 15 Camera Bag (637-404)
  • Special quiet Velcro closure enables flap to be opened with nearly silent operation by pulling down before pulling away from the bag. Quick Access top zipper allows secure exchange of cameras and lenses without opening the front flap.
  • Rain flaps fold down to ensure excellent weatherproof coverage at the corners. Included WeatherWrap rain cover is removable and reversible, with silver on one side to reflect the sun, and black on the other side for stealth.
  • Exterior: Peach-wax cotton canvas (20% polyester reinforcement) with 2x water-repellent PU coating, waterproof, full-grain leather base and accents.
  • Interior: Silicone-coated, water-repellent rip stop nylon and soft, brushed tricot.
  • Hardware: YKK zippers with hand-riveted full-grain leather zipper pulls.

Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the Tenba Cooper:

Reviewers like these things about the Tenba Cooper

  • A reviewer thought that the Tenba Cooper bag’s peach-wax-cotton canvas looks sleek and understated, as well as being quite soft to the touch.
  • Users mentioned that it has water repellent applied to the backside of the fabric, rather than the front.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it felt good in the hands.
  • According to some reviewers, it looks professional.
  • Other reviewers noted the higher end design and materials is one of the best parts of the bag.
  • They also noticed that if the flap is pulled down (as opposed to ‘out’), the hooks release with 98% less noise.
  • Others noted that it has a handy top-access zipper.
  • Testers noted that it has a ton of pockets and slots to organize all the extras carried in a camera bag.
  • Several reviewers indicated that it is designed to be unobtrusive and functional.
  • Another user thought that the gear comes in and out of the bag with ease and there is a place for everything.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag’s leather accents could be useless affectations on a camera bag that is meant to be used out in the field.
  • A few other reviewers noted that the rain cover is not built-in and takes up space in the bag.

Selected Reviews


Weighing in at 1.7-pounds, the Cooper 8 is very light when empty, despite real metal hardware, leather trim and sturdy build. It’s a pleasure to use and because it can be carried with the closed flap against your body (when in an unfamiliar crowd) or with the flap wide open (when working alone) it’s quite versatile and adaptable to different situations.

Posted 13 November 2015 by Jon Sienkiewicz – Read full review

The Phoblographer

When it comes to a messenger style camera bag designed for the working pro using mirrorless camera gear, this is the only camera bag that you’ll ever need.

Posted 29 October 2015 by Chris – Read full review

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