Tenba Messenger DNA 15 Review, Pros and Cons

3.99 based on 3,570 reviews
Tenba Messenger DNA 15
91% of the Tenba Messenger DNA 15 reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (69%) Good (22%) Average (4%) Poor (2%) Bad (1%)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Tenba Messenger DNA 15:

Reviewers like these things about the Tenba Messenger DNA 15

  • One user finds the quick access zipper a killer feature because it allows him to get right into the bag without even lifting the flap.
  • Some loved how the removable dividers allow for customization of camera gear.
  • Many users liked that it's lightweight and relatively compact, with lots of storage pockets for smaller items.
  • One user thought the laptop compartment was very snug with very good and secure laptop cradle system.
  • Others particularly liked the padded handle and shoulder straps.
  • Many find the outside and inside accessory pockets functional and perfect.
  • One reviewer exclaimed it's the perfect bag for extended day trips.
  • Other users thought its versatility and quality is hard to beat.
  • Users recommend this bag to anyone who wants to be able to carry a small laptop and camera equipment together.
  • Many users thought its good weight dispersement makes it feel lighter than it probably is.
  • Some reviewers noted that it also works well as a 'personal item' sized travel bag to take on a plane, along with a laptop, camera, reading material etc.
  • Many chose this bag for its decent quality material,hardware,zippers,functional pockets and design.
  • Many users love its removable,replaceable shoulder strap feature.
  • A lot of users liked that it has enough extra pockets to store things like memory cards and lens caps,etc.
  • Many are impressed with its construction,number of pockets, layout and the grippy, comfortable strap.
  • One user exclaimed that he bag looks as great as it functions.
  • One user thought that Tenba is so phenomenal at providing an excellent number of different kinds of pockets to suit her needs.
  • Another favorite feature of the bag is the removable photo insert.
  • One user said that if anyone needs a bag that holds up well to unpleasant weather,she'd highly recommend this bag.
  • A reviewer said that the strength of this bag lies in its versatility and extremely convenient design.
  • Many finds the bag admirably light.
  • A lot of users find this bag very convenient because of its adaptability to multiple situations.
  • One user said that the bag has done a great job at meeting the needs for which he bought it.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought that the padding on the strap could be thicker.
  • Other users wish there was a pair of tripod straps somewhere on the bag.
  • One user said the back side of the bag gets a lot of rubbing while walking and on planes, so it didn't take long for it too come apart.

Feature Summary

Tenba Messenger DNA 15 Camera and Laptop Bag - Graphite (638-381)
  • A new tapered front flap with a sewn hinge ensures easy closure and excellent weather-proof coverage at the corners
  • For additional wet weather protection, the bag includes a removable and reversible WeatherWrap cover that's silver on one side to reflect the heat, and black on the other side for a bit more stealth and subtlety at night
  • To prevent the bag from sliding forward while riding a bicycle or scooter, an adjustable security strap connects to D-rings on the back of bag which anchor it in position behind you.
  • Fidlock patented magnetic clips allow blind, drop-on attachment and a fast slide release. This is the quickest clip in the world. It can be both secured and opened with one hand, even when wearing gloves, or when the bag is behind you.
  • The DNA 15 fits a professional DSLR with 2-3 lenses, flash and audio gear. It will fit a DSLR with an attached 70-200mm 2.8 lens. There are two padded interior sleeves: one for a laptop up to 15 inches, and another for an iPad

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Last updated on December 22, 2018