I was looking for a case that could keep my Delmonta TLR safe in my backpack, I heard good things about the Tenba BYOB 10 Camera Insert and had a look into that. It was a tiny bit too large for my backpack so I decided to get the 7.
Tenba TOOLS is a collection of versatile problem-solving accessories that includes memory card wallets, cable pouches, battery pouches, padded camera inserts and more.
Side Note: Does anyone understand the connection between Tenba and the Sumo Wrestler? I don’t get it.
The BYOB series from Tenba is designed to carry and protect a camera inside a larger backpack, suitcase or handbag. The soft shell is designed in order to mold to the shape of any carrying bag.
BYOB 7 comes with two padded dividers with velcro so you can move them around in the insert for multiple configurations. The soft brushed tricot lining is equipment-friendly.
Because I am using this insert to carry my Delmonta TLR (which I have no lens caps for) I am placing the camera into the insert and then using one of the adjustable dividers to cover the lens just as an extra bit of protection.
The zippered top cover can be folded back and stowed in the rear pocket to allow quick access to your camera gear – I haven’t done this as I like to keep my note book in the back pocket.
Stretchy mesh side pockets on the sides of the BYOB 7 for holding accessories. It says on the Tenba site that you can fit your phone in there, but I have a Samsung S8 and it fits in the pocket just fine but it only goes half way up the phone – I have found keeping my light meter fits much better!
There is a small D-ring on the front of the insert – super handy if you need to attach a carabiner with keys or maybe a small torch?
There are lots of other pockets; one on the inside of the lid there – a zippered pocket which I have been using to carry some pens and two front external pockets about the same width as the side mesh pockets but not as stretchy, and finally a rear pocket that I keep my notebook in.
It is also worth mentioning that the case is made of water-repellant shadow ripstop nylon and has durable YKK® zippers.
I will definitely be looking to Tenba again when I need another case for a camera, I have space in my backpack for another couple of different sized inserts and I like to keep my cameras and accessories safe inside well designed cases.
Tenba BYOB 7 Specifications
Weight: 0.25 lbs
Exterior Dimensions: 7.5W X 5.5H X 3.5D in. (19 X 14 X 9 cm)
Interior Dimensions: 7W X 5H X 3D in. (18 X 13 X 8 cm)