Tenba have today announced a new range of BYOB which stands for ‘Bring Your Own Bag’.

In essence, they are storage compartments that come in different sizes for us to place inside a larger bag, rucksack, roller case or whatever we wish.

The reason I am pleased to highlight them is that I have had two of the existing designs (BYOB 13), which I simply have used more than any standard bag or other product to carry and hold equipment since I got them. Although they are often used in situ with convetional photo bags, packs etc.

I use them to put kit into roller cases, great if you do not wish to shout’photographer. Also inside camera bags and rucksacks.

I found them to be expensive initially (theory), but brilliant in what they allow me to do, and good value now (in practice).

I can for example move around a studio or venue by grabbing just the BYOB. This sometimes saves carring a complete case or sack which may not seem much, but little things can make a big difference when you are under pressure. They can also make storage when kit is not in use easier.

In short, real experiance over two to three years has turned me from being slightly unsure to a definite fan.

From memory, I thnk they may now retail for keener prices than before and there is a new ‘blue’ colour scheme to suppliment the black finish only.

John (02/12/20)

Below are the official details of the new line:

Tenba Launches new BYOB range:transform anybag into a top-notch camera bag.
·Refresh of Tenba’s popular BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) range which enables photographers to turn any bag in to a fully equipped, protective camera bag
·Includes new inserts for shoulder bags and backpacks, enabling photographers to have gear at their fingertips when needed while keeping it safe when not in use
·Enhancements include a new shoulder strap for BYOB Camera Inserts (the shoulder bag orientation), enabling individual inserts to be used independently as small camera bags when travelling light, or inside a bag and in tandem with other inserts when more kit is required.
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 – Tenba has refreshed its popular BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) range to include a selection of innovative new inserts, to enable any bag to transform in to a fully equipped, protective camera bag. The new range helps photographers design their own personal kit bag, optimised for their use, with improvements made specifically in response to customer feedback. For example, the inclusion of a new shoulder strap enables the inserts themselves to be used as bags when only a small amount of kit is needed. They can then form a protective core inside a bigger bag, and be used together with other inserts, when more equipment is required or the rigours of the shoot demand an extra layer of protection.
Tenba’s BYOB inserts mean that, when starting out, photographers do not need to immediately buy an expensive camera bag, but can invest in a system they know will keep their gear safe, and grow with them as they make additions to their photography kit. The range provides flexibility for photographers at all levels, converting any bag in to a camera bag which will keep gear secure and properly protected at all times.
The new range has been specifically designed to provide the perfect fit for a vast selection of mirrorless and DSLR plus lens combinations. It includes options for both shoulder bag and backpack use, to suit personal preferences.
The inserts are available in a brand new herringbone fabric in two colourways – black and blue, along with a new dark grey interior. D-rings have been added for use with newly included shoulder-straps, these are nylon-webbed for extra strength and durability.
Created in New York by designers who are passionate photographers themselves, the Tenba range aims to inspire photographers to challenge themselves and have fun with their photography. Highly durable and reliable, with an urban, innovative edge, the products make using and storing camera equipment easier than ever, freeing users to roam further, and experiment more as they go.
The new range includes:

Tenba BYOB 9 Slim Backpack Insert BlackSRP £38.00
Tenba BYOB 9 Slim Backpack Insert BlueSRP £38.00
Tenba BYOB 9 DSLR Backpack Insert BlackSRP £40.00
Tenba BYOB 9 DSLR Backpack Insert BlueSRP £40.00
Tenba BYOB 10 DSLR Backpack Insert BlackSRP £42.00
Tenba BYOB 10 DSLR Backpack Insert BlueSRP £42.00
Tenba BYOB 7 Camera Insert BlackSRP £28.00
Tenba BYOB 7 Camera Insert BlueSRP £28.00
Tenba BYOB 9 Camera Insert BlackSRP £30.00
Tenba BYOB 9 Camera Insert BlueSRP £30.00
Tenba BYOB 10 Camera Insert BlackSRP £38.00
Tenba BYOB 10 Camera Insert BlueSRP £38.00
Tenba BYOB 13 Camera Insert BlackSRP £42.00
Tenba BYOB 13 Camera Insert BlueSRP £42.00

In summary, key features of the range include:

•       Camera gear protected inside any bag – inserts transform any bag, backpack, suitcase or handbag in to a reliable protective camera bag. The soft shell moulds easily to the shape of any carrying bag
•       New shoulder-straps and nylon-webbed D-rings (on BYOB Camera Inserts for shoulder bag use only) – inserts can be used as bags independently when travelling light, or added as core components of larger bags as needed
•       Capacity – both orientations fit a variety of camera solutions, with pockets to organise accessories.  The BYOB Backpack Insert has a vertical orientation and wide top-access opening makes this BYOB especially easy to use in backpacks, totes and other tall bags
•       Durable weatherproof materials and a more premium look and feel – water-repellent 300D herringbone polyester exterior and reliable YKK® zippers
•       Stretchy mesh side pockets – side pockets securely hold a water bottle, tabletop tripod or other accessories.

New Tenba BYOB Inserts are all available now, from Tenba recommended retailers. For more information visit www.tenba.com/en-gb.