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Tenba DNA Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.35
based on 748 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the DNA - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Tenba DNA a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (21%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Tenba DNA:

Reviewers like these things about the Tenba DNA

  • Some users thought the top zipper compartment is every bit accessible and useful.
  • A lot of reviewers thought it's very spacious inside and can even double as an overnight bag.
  • Some reviewers thought its multile pockets helps in keeping stuff organized.
  • One user said it strikes a good balance between exterior size and carrying capacity.
  • Some travelers said it's easy to stow away on a plane and has a pass through for luggage handles.
  • Others appreciate its dedicated space for pens and notebooks.
  • Some users love how the top zipper gives good access, but keeps the contents secured.
  • Others also love the bonus rain cover.
  • Some reviewers thought the included shoulder pad feels firm at first but is surprisingly comfortable.
  • Commuteers also like the rubberized bottom panel.
  • Others thought the magnetic quick fasteners, rip hook and loop material are the best features of the bag.
  • A few reviewers find the magnetic locks very interesting.
  • Others love the decent and stylish look of the bag.
  • A number of users love how the bag sits upright on its own.
  • Some reviewers particularly like how the velcro flap opens up without a sound.
  • A lot of users love the inside soft protector insert for the camera and lenses as it is sturdy and keeps the cam upright.
  • Some users thought the buckles for the main cover are super cool.
  • Others love how the pockets are positioned in very handy locations.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said the magnetic clasps come loose too often.
  • Other reviewers thought the asymmetric design on the flap makes the right pocket hard to access.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Tenba DNA models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.3-3 oz (0.6-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength5-15 in (13-38 cm)
Width9-16 in (23-41 cm)
Height8-12 in (20-30 cm)





Popular Models


Tenba DNA 8

36% choose the Tenba DNA 8

36 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength5 in (13 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)


Tenba DNA 15

21% choose the Tenba DNA 15

21 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width16 in (41 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Tenba DNA 11

14% choose the Tenba DNA 11

14 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Tenba DNA 10

14% choose the Tenba DNA 10

14 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength5 in (13 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Tenba DNA 13

14% choose the Tenba DNA 13

14 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)




Tenba DNA 8 vs DNA 15


The two most popular Tenba DNA models are the DNA 8 and the DNA 15, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 57% of the people interested in the Tenba DNA bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the DNA 8 which is choosen by 36% (1.7 times as many as the 21% that choose the DNA 15).

DNA 8DNA 15
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the DNA 8 is 1.7 kg (60 oz) lower than the weight of the DNA 15.

DNA 8DNA 15
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the DNA 8 is 4 in (10 cm) longer than the DNA 15 (5 vs. 9 in). It's 6 in (15 cm) wider (10 vs. 16 in), while the height of the DNA 8 is 4 in (10 cm) less than the height of the DNA 15 (8 vs. 12 in).




Rankings


vs Tenba Bags

The Tenba DNA ranks #2 compared with the other Tenba bags.

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4.38
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4.12
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5Tenba Cooper
3.76
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The Tenba DNA ranks #292 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Tenba DNA vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Tenba DNA vs Tenba Cooper


Tenba DNA
Tenba DNA

4.35
BEST
Based on 748 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.3-3 oz
Price: $$


Tenba Cooper
Tenba Cooper

3.76

Based on 174 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-3.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The DNA is rated somewhat better than the Cooper.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 922 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest DNA is 20% lighter than the biggest Cooper (3 oz vs 3.6 oz).

Only the DNA is available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Cooper is available in these colors:
Grey




Tenba DNA vs Think Tank Retrospective


Tenba DNA
Tenba DNA

4.35

Based on 748 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.3-3 oz
Price: $$


Think Tank Retrospective
Think Tank Retrospective

4.49
BEST
Based on 333 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.15-3.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The DNA is rated a little bit worse than the Retrospective.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,081 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest DNA is 10% lighter than the biggest Retrospective (3 oz vs 3.3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Retrospective is available in these colors:
Black







Selected Reviews


The Gadgeteer

It is a good bag with various internal organizers to keep your things in place while traveling.

Posted 8 February 2016 by Smythe Richbourg - Read full review

The Brotographer

While I usually only review bags that I like at least moderately, I truly enjoy using this bag. It’s on my shoulder at least 5 times per week, and I just plain trust it.

Posted by Ross - Read full review

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Last updated on April 20, 2019