Tenba, North White Plains, N.Y.,introduced a new “Roadie II Hybrid case, a protective, rolling photo/laptop case meeting strict international airline carry-on standards. It includes a fast-deploying backpack harness to comfortably carry a loaded case over rough terrain or up stairs.
When wheels are not needed, the rear zipper on the Roadie II Hybrid opens to allow padded harness straps to be clipped to D-rings on the side of the case, and in just a few seconds, the case converts from a rolling hard case to a comfortable backpack.
This new case also features a heavy-duty, four-section locking handle that extends to a full, comfortable walking height, easing the strain on a photographer’s back and shoulders when wheeling the case through long paved stretches.
Like Tenba’s existing Roadie II cases, the Roadie II Hybrid has the look and performance of a distinctive travel case, with a rugged, water-repellant ballistic nylon exterior, genuine YKK zippers, heavy-duty ball bearing wheels, and industrial/military-grade webbing. The exterior conceals a padded and protective EVA shell inside, which will fit up to two large professional DSLR camera bodies, 6-8 lenses plus tons of accessories, or an HD video or medium-format camera system and a laptop up to 17 inches.
Each case includes a slim 4-pocket media wallet fitting either CF or SD cards as well as a quick-connect collar that holds virtually any size tripod tight to the case for easy transport. The Roadie II Hybrid is available now at a suggested retail price of $324.95.