Tenba Roadie II Review, Pros and Cons

Tenba Roadie II is rated 4.34 based on 142 reviews

Feature Summary

Tenba Roadie II Hybrid Roller/Backpack for Cameras and laptops (638-330)
  • Tenba has upgraded their Roadie rolling photo/laptop cases to meet the demands of todays 'image makers. After many months of careful development and testing, these new cases are set to raise the bar for airline carry-on compatible camera cases.
  • Capacity: 2 SLRs with 6-8 lenses (up to 400mm 2.8 or 500mm 4.0), flash and accessories

Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the Tenba Roadie II:

Reviewers like these things about the Tenba Roadie II

  • Many users like how the three cascading storage sections expand to fit a laptop, tablet, documents, gadgets, accessories and personal items.
  • Some users thought it has plenty of velcro dividers to create bins and cushion.
  • Many reviewers find it very durable, water resistant and dustproof.
  • A lot of users are glad that all sections are nicely padded.
  • A lot of owners find it tough, well built, durable, roomy and decent looking.
  • Some users find the removable padded tray in the top section equally adept at holding audio gear or lenses.
  • Many reviewers like how it opens wide enough for quick and easy access of items inside.
  • Others thought the dividers have just the right combination of sturdiness and flexibility.
  • Many reviewers thought the pockets and zippers are incredibly good quality and well thought out.
  • A number of users thought the bag looks totally classy without drawing attention to itself.
  • One user said the external material is both friendly to the touch and feels like it could survive a nuclear blast.
  • A lot of users love its sturdy wheels with a smooth glide even at full capacity.
  • Many reviewers thought it has strong handles with textured grip.
  • Some users recommend this bag to anyone carrying a lot of different camera bodies, lenses and extra gear.
  • A lot of users love how the bag gives them the ability to configure the interior with supplied dividers.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • Some users are disappointed because it does not have an attachment for a monopod or tripod.
  • Others thought the only downside is that it won’t fit in the overhead bins of many jets.

Selected Reviews


The Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 is a super sturdy roller and despite the high price tag, represents good value for money in terms of the features you get.

Posted 21 July 2017 by ePHOTOzine – Read full review

The Phoblographer

This bag can certainly can come with you to accumulate all those valuable frequent flier miles you’ll never get to use.

Posted 1 July 2012 by Thursten – Read full review

The Brotographer

Any owner of this backpack will quickly discover how much it accommodates their workflow and most importantly that it’s well worth the investment.

Posted 1 January 0001 by Joshua – Read full review

The Brotographer

The Tenba Roadie is an excellent roller bag and I highly recommend it for a photographer or videographer looking to carry their whole kit on the road or through the air.

Posted 1 January 0001 by Ross – Read full review

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