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Tenba Switch Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

4.13
based on 82 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Switch - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


91% of the reviewers give the Tenba Switch a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (12%)
Average (3%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (3%)


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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Tenba Switch

  • Many reviewers commend the Tenba Switch bag for its zippered, padded slot that stows a small tablet or iPad.
  • According to users, the bag's flap is held closed by silent magnets, or optionally by secure snaps.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the bag has a water and abrasion-resistant bottom.
  • Testers noted that the pack comes with a fitted rain cover.
  • Other users thought that its repositionable interior dividers are sturdy and soft.
  • Reviewers noted that its rain cover is reversible silver over black.
  • Testers said that it has a stretchy pocket that’s perfect for holding lens caps, memory cards or a tin of aspirin on either side.
  • Users pointed out that the bag shoulder strap has a non-slip pad sewn in middle and is made of seatbelt-like webbing.
  • Reviewers mentioned that it is well-designed and well-made.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the pack costs too much.
  • Another reviewer noted that the shoulder straps are narrow.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Tenba Switch models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.2-0.4 oz (0.1-0.2 kg)
Length iconLength10-13 in (25-33 cm)
Width4-6 in (10-15 cm)
Height10-14 in (25-36 cm)





Popular Models


Tenba Switch 8

45% choose the Tenba Switch 8

45 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight0.3 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width5 in (13 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Tenba Switch 10

27% choose the Tenba Switch 10

27 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight0.4 oz (0.2 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width6 in (15 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Tenba Switch 7

27% choose the Tenba Switch 7

27 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight0.2 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength10 in (25 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)




Tenba Switch 8 vs Switch 10


The two most popular Tenba Switch models are the Switch 8 and the Switch 10, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 72% of the people interested in the Tenba Switch bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Switch 8 which is choosen by 45% (1.7 times as many as the 27% that choose the Switch 10).

Switch 8Switch 10
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Switch 8 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Switch 10.

Switch 8Switch 10
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Switch 8 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Switch 10 (12 vs. 13 in). It's 1 in (2 cm) wider (5 vs. 6 in), while the height of the Switch 8 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Switch 10 (12 vs. 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Tenba Switch features:
  • Abrasion resistant

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs Tenba Bags

The Tenba Switch ranks #3 compared with the other Tenba bags.

1Tenba Cineluxe
4.38
Tenba Cineluxe
2Tenba DNA
4.35
Tenba DNA
3Tenba Switch
4.13
Tenba Switch
4Tenba Roadie
4.07
Tenba Roadie
5Tenba Cooper
3.76
Tenba Cooper

vs All Bags

The Tenba Switch ranks #902 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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4.13
Duluth Market
901Tenba Switch
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Tenba Switch
902Sherpani Milli
4.13
Sherpani Milli
903Mountain Khakis Cabin
4.13
Mountain Khakis Cabin
904Apera Performance
4.13
Apera Performance



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Tenba Switch vs the Tenba DNA.

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Tenba Switch vs Tenba DNA


Tenba Switch
Tenba Switch

4.13

Based on 82 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.2-0.4 oz
Price:


Tenba DNA
Tenba DNA

4.35
BEST
Based on 748 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.3-3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Switch is rated a little bit worse than the DNA.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 830 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Switch is 650% lighter than the biggest DNA (0.4 oz vs 3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Switch is available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Red

The Tenba Switch and DNA bags are essentially unique messenger-style camera bags whose primary compartments are accessed by a top-opening flap. Both bags accommodate a mirrorless DSLR camera with two-to-three lenses and accessories, including an iPad Mini. The most obvious difference between these two functionally-similar bags lies with their respective materials. The Switch is made from a water and abrasion-resistant synthetic leather, while the Tenba DNA is derived from a more attractive and user-customizable polyester mesh, with many additional straps and D-rings on its exterior.





Selected Reviews


Shutterbug

Tenba Switch camera bags are well designed and well made. They’re serious camera gear and are reasonably priced.

Posted 19 March 2015 by Jon Sienkiewicz - Read full review

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Last updated on May 13, 2019