The DNA Messenger has been Tenba's best-selling bag worldwide since its introduction. As the Tenba DNA 13 Messenger Bag has been in the market for some time, Tenba felt it was due for an update.
The sizes have been consolidated to better accommodate the hardware that photographers are using. Mirrorless cameras are growing, and the size of the Mirrorless Cameras that are coming to market are becoming bigger in both weight and size. So, the bags have been adapted to match the hardware and demand.
The exterior fabric has a matte finish, similar to the DNA Special Edition, with even better durability and abrasion resistance. It has a rich hand-feel and is available in Black and Blue.
The fabric is super water repellent. The top coating and back coating of the fabric including that of the interior are coated and therefore more water-repellent than any bag Tenba has ever made.
Quick Access Top Zipper - Makes it possible to securely exchange cameras and lenses without opening the front flap, keeping the bag contents hidden in the process.
Mesh Side Pockets - Made with more durable tear-resistant mesh. Pocket made for small and larger water bottles.
Tenba’s Exclusive Whisper Hook Closure - Quiet Velcro makes it possible to open the bag nearly silent by pulling straight down on the flap before pulling away from the bag.
Molle-Compatible Expansion - You can attach through the exterior loop, all kinds of accessories like Tenba’sLens Capsules, Reload Battery Pouches, Card Wallets and any MOLLE-compatible pouches.
Stealth Reflective Panel - The lower portion of the front flap is made with black reflective material. It increases safety and visibility at night, especially in the city when you ride a bicycle, scooter or moped. When light hits the reflective panel it will light up.
Memory Foam Shoulder Strap
- Contoured shoulder pad gives you maximum comfort.
- Integrated silicone coated non-slip grip for comfortable use and feel.
- No risk of erosion.
- This is the only bag that we know of in the photo industry that is built like this.
- The TPU-coated and seam-sealed base is completely waterproof on the bottom.
- The boot is 1.5 inches (3.8cm).
- You can put the bag down on any wet surface, even for an extended period of time and it is not going to seep into the bag.
Removable Padded Camera Insert
- This insert is very convenient if you want to quickly take out your camera and lenses to transform in a non-photo bag for general use like the gym, university or on vacation for a weekend.
- Blue trim around the sides to give it definition.
- Curved to the front to mimic the same shape as the bag.
- Dark grey inside fabric with “TenbaBlue" bottom.
New Interior Fabric
- Dark grey shadow ripstop fabric.
- Matches the Roadie interior.
- Richer appearance.
Zippered Front Pocket
- Providing secure storage for important items like batteries, cables, memory cards, mobile phone and keys.
- Access through top zipper under the main flap.
- Handy and clean pocket layout.
Fidlock® Magnetic Clips
- New retention loops prevent the clips from hanging far below the bag.
- They allow fast slide release and easy drop-on reattachment. This is the quickest clip in the world and it can be opened and closed with one hand, even when wearing gloves or when the bag is behind you.
- New taller design is more secure and less likely to allow the bag to twist.
- Slides over the extending handle of rolling luggage or equipment case for secure piggyback travel.
Cycling Security Strap
- Adjustable security strap connects to D-rings on the back of the bag, anchoring it in position and preventing the bag from sliding forward while riding a bicycle or scooter.
- The DNA 9 does not have this strap.
Weatherwrap Rain Cover
- Removable and reversible.
- Silver on one side to reflect the sun and takes off heat.
- Black on the other side for stealth.