Tenba unveils six new Skyline bags, from pouches to backpacks

(Image credit: Tenba)

Tenba’s Skyline range of bags has already been pretty popular with photographers – and now we have the good news that it’s being extended.

Skyline is pitched at “hobbyist” photographers. According to Tenba, its bags are supposed to be highly functional and useful, but also affordable, with a minimalist design that focuses on keeping things simple.

Previously the range was pretty much limited to shoulder bags, but now has been expanded with six new models designed for a range of setups and users. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer:

First, there's the Skyline 3 Camera Pouch (£12.00 / €14.00) and Skyline 4 Camera Pouch (£15/€17). These are small pouches designed for small mirrorless systems or compact cameras.

The Skyline 8 Top Load Bag (£25.00 / 29.00) and Skyline 9 Top Load Bag (£25.00 / €29.00) are designed to carry a mirrorless or DSLR camera with a standard lens attached -- such as an 18-55mm zoom in the Skyline 8 or a 24-70mm zoom in the Skyline 9. Alternatively, the bags are a good size for a small drone. They are designed to provide easy access to gear from the top down – hence “Top Load”.

The Skyline 13 Messenger (£75.00 / €85.00) is a stylish messenger bag with space for a pro DSLR or mirrorless camera with an attached 24-70mm lens, as well as 3 to 5 additional lenses and a laptop up to 13 inches in diameter. It has a quick access top zip and Tenba’s Quiet Whisper Hook, a special system that enables virtually silent opening by pulling the front flap down.

The Skyline 13 Backpack

The Skyline 13 Backpack (Image credit: Tenba)

Finally there’s the Skyline 13 Backpack (£90.00 / €105.00), a backpack designed not to obviously look like a camera bag while still being capable of holding a pro mirrorless or DSLR system with an attached 24-70mm lens, 3-5 additional lenses and a flashgun. There’s also a padded compartment for a 13-inch laptop.

All bags are constructed using water repellent fabric and YKK zips, and are available in black or grey. They’re expected to be available from August 2019.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.