Tenba’s New Cooper Messenger Bags Blend Form and Function

October 29, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

 Tenba is rolling out a new line of canvas and leather messenger photo bags with a silent Velcro flap.

The Cooper series is made from a soft cotton canvas with full grain leather trim. 

The peach-wax cotton canvas exterior features water-repellant coating back with an ultra light silicone-coated ripstop nylon liner. Both the full-grain leather base and trim have been treated for waterproofness. Additional features include:

* Quick Access top zipper

* a silver/black reversible rain cover—the silver side reflects the sun to keep bag contents cooler

* a rear laptop/tablet pocket

* removable padded camera insert

* side pockets that can be compressed slim against the side of the bag or expanded to hold a water bottle or a zoom lens as large as a 24-70mm f/2.9 (Cooper 13 or Cooper 15). 

The series will come in four sizes, capable of stowing cameras from compact mirrorless models with an 8-inch tablet up to pro DSLRs with 15-inch laptops. The bags will ship Nov. 1 for $170 (Cooper 8), $230 (Cooper 13 Slim), $250 (Cooper 13 DSLR) and $300 (Cooper 15).