The Roadie Roller 21 from Tenba is a rolling camera case that is designed to be stylish and meet the carry-on requirements for most international and US airlines. Crafted using a thoughtful design and minimal branding, the Roadie Roller 21 features a distinctive appearance without drawing unwanted attention to the equipment inside.
A large, main compartment with adjustable dividers can hold a complete kit for many photographers, while the interior of the main compartment lid features four, clear mesh panels for easy identification of their contents. The Roadie Roller 21 can fit two, gripped DSLR camera bodies with a 400mm f/2.8 lens or eight to ten smaller lenses, along with flashes and accessories.
Together with the adjustable dividers, a removable insert is provided that can also help partition equipment inside the Roadie Roller 21. Upon reaching one's destination, the insert is transferable to a separate shoulder bag or backpack to further cushion a camera, plus two to three lenses for on-the-go use. When used with a separately-available Tenba Tools Packlite Travel Bag for BYOB 10, the removable insert installs with a precise fit.
On the exterior of the case is a pocket designed specifically for a separately-available, portable battery bank. Smartphones, computer tablets, or laptops can be quickly and conveniently recharged when in transit, while a drop-in tripod carrier allows camera supports to be strapped to the side of the Roadie Roller 21. Additionally, an integrated add-a-bag strap consolidates other luggage along the front of the case for easy transport of multiple carry-ons through airports, hotels, or parking lots.
Aside from being able to comfortably hold photo gear, the case's zippered front pocket organizer provides storage for pens, business cards, passports, airplane tickets, as well as small electronics, and features a padded sleeve with an interior divider for most 17" laptops. The laptop sleeve is positioned so that its contents can be readily accessed, whether for faster processing through airport security or to maximize work-related productivity during travel. Four handles are included for flexibility while transporting or moving the case, a two-stage telescoping top handle, a leather-trimmed non-telescoping top handle, a side handle, and a bottom handle that makes it easier to pick up and place the case into airplane overhead bins or into car trunks.
For peace-of-mind in crowded settings, a built-in TSA-approved combination lock secures the main compartment zipper. To chain the case to an immovable object such as a pole, an integrated, braided-steel side cable is included along with an additional TSA-approved combination lock.
A honeycomb internal frame with nylon construction throughout provides the bag with a high degree of weather resistance and overall durability, which is further complemented by wheel housings that help protect the reinforced corners of the case from impacts to escalators and curbs. A rain cover is included for even more protection from the elements should the need arise, and if they wear out over time, the wheels, wheel housings, foot stands, and telescoping top handle are user-replaceable.
|Material||Exterior: 1680-denier ballistic nylon
Interior: Brushed tricot and ripstop nylon
|Type of Closure||Zipper
TSA-approved combination zipper lock
TSA-approved combination lock for integrated security cable
|Exterior Dimensions||14.0 x 21.0 x 9.3" (35.6 x 53.3 x 23.5 cm)|
|Interior Dimensions||12.0 x 17.0 x 7.8" (30.5 x 43.2 x 19.7 cm)|
|Carrying/Transport Options||Telescoping top handle
Leather-trimmed non-telescoping top handle
|Weight||Without Dividers: 9.0 lb (4.1 kg)
With Dividers: 10.6 lb (4.8 kg)