Tenba’s Roadie II series of camera bags are pretty darned popular; and we’ve reviewed them very positively. They were already pretty big and could hold a Canon C300 and Red Scarlet. But today at Photokina, Tenba is announcing even larger bags.
The new Roadie Video Backpack and Roadie Shoulder Bag are +/- 20 percent larger than the bags that were launched earlier this year. The company specifically cites that the bags can hold a Canon (5D Mark III, EOS-1D X) and Nikon (D4, D800), and larger gear from RED (Epic, Scarlet), Canon (C100/C300/C500) and Sony (FS100/FS700). And if that’s not enough for you, you can also stuff a laptop with integrated padding in there.
The new larger sized bags still have videographers in mind and maintain the features of the previous bags. Additionally, users will get a monopod/shotgun mic pockets, quick-access audio compartments, wide and unobstructed openings, oversized pockets for large batteries, hard drives and cables, and more.
Personally, I’ve seen people stuff snacks like almonds and stuff in there. I used the previous versions when reviewing the Leica S2, and now it seems like a person can stuff an entire studio in there for the most part: including perhaps a monolight.
The bags will be available in January 2013, no word on pricing yet.