3 thoughts on “Tenba Discovery 637-322 Mini Picture Daypack – Sage/Khaki

  1. scottrellwi
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good bag..small tablet pocket., June 12, 2012
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    This review is from: Tenba Discovery 637-322 Mini Photo Daypack – Sage/Khaki (Electronics)
    I purchased this bag to replace my Lowepro fastpack 100, because I wanted the ability to carry my iPad (1st gen) and Canon 60D at Disney World. I didn’t want a big bag, as I am going for 8 days in summer.

    The quality of the bag is excellent. Zippers and pockets are in good places. Side pockets are huge, and won’t have any problems holding large water bottles. The shoulder straps are just right, and the sternum strap helps prevent shoulder strap creep. This bag feels light on the back, but like any bag, will get heavy when loaded up with water and lenses.

    Ok, so what is the downside? I can’t get my iPad in the “tablet” pocket with my very slim Yoobao cover. It’s not even close. With the iPad cover removed, the iPad slides in nice. It is so snug that it becomes difficult to take it back out for quick use. Hopefully it will loosen up.

    So what am I packing? I usually have a battery grip on the 60D, but unlike the Lowepro fastpack, it didn’t fit well with the provided repositionable Velcro dividers. I took off the grip and it fits great while still providing room for 2 more lenses, or in my case, a 35mm Rokinin f1.4 and a speedlite flash. The 60D has a Tamron 18-270 vc lense attached.

    The top area has a fair amount of room for extras, but just slightly less than the fastpack. This area does contain the included rain cover, which they claim is washable. What is really cool, is the camera padding is removable. Then the divider that seperates the camera area to the top area can be repositioned/removed making a normal (but expensive) backpack.

    Final thoughts….I really like it and would highly reccomend the bag IF you really need the smallest and lightest backpack around. If you will want to access your iPad a lot, or need to keep the battery grip + 2 lenses, I would recommend the bigger model.

    Edit (7/6/2012)

    The bag performed flawlessly during my 8 day trip to Disney World. We got hit by tropical storm Debby, and the included rain cover was excellent! The iPad is still difficult to get in/out, but I would rather have it this way and not add to the thickness of the bag. The bag had plenty of room, and it was very comfortable to carry around when loaded up. I highly recommend this bag.

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  2. Amazon Customer
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Goldilocks phenomenon, October 30, 2012
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    This review is from: Tenba Discovery 637-322 Mini Photo Daypack – Sage/Khaki (Electronics)
    After looking at seemingly hundreds of camera daypacks, I discovered Tenba @ Amazon. But which one to select? Remember Goldilocks & the three bears?

    The Tenba Mini Photo Daypack is TOO SMALL, especially the iPad slot.
    The Tenba Large Photo Daypack is way TOO BIG;
    The Tenba Medium is JUST RIGHT, yet the least available:
    – good size camera/lens section;
    – good size, separate section for lunch, rain jackets, etc.
    – built-in section for a hydration bladder!
    – chest & waist belts for optimal weight distribution.

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  3. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect small bag for day trips, August 6, 2013
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    M. Turner (Sunshine State – FL, USA) –

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    This review is from: Tenba Discovery 637-322 Mini Photo Daypack – Sage/Khaki (Electronics)
    I already have the medium version of this bag (Tenba 637-311 Discovery Medium Photo/Hydration Daypack (Black)) but sometimes I just don’t want that much bulk. I really liked how comfortable it was to wear and how lightweight but I really wanted something smaller. If I’m just running out the park or to an art show or something, I don’t need all that much stuff.

    This bag is a wonderful, small size. I can fit either my Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm EF-S IS II Lens with lens AND three other lenses (Such as Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens or Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens for Canon SLR Cameras) OR both my T4i AND my fiance’s EOS Rebel XS (Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black)) AND a backup lens simply by removing one of the dividers. (See customer pics for configuration.)

    This bag also comes with a waterproof cover. The cover folds itself into it’s own little pouch (easy and neat) and is the perfect size and shape for the bag. It snaps on and is secure. We got caught in the rain at Walt Disney World and were able to quickly snap it on and keep going. No problems at all. It’s very nice that this comes with it because it’s a nice feature to have.

    The straps are adjustable so for small me (5’6″/120lbs) or larger fiance (6’/225lbs) we both have no problems with the straps. I like to put both on my shoulders for even weight and he likes to just put it on one shoulder.

    The top compartment is good for holding things like my sunglasses case, my wallet and other little things I want for the day. It’s not massive but it’s big enough to carry what you need. I don’t bring a separate purse when I use the bag, I just use this. The side compartments are elastic and will hold a compact umbrella or water/soda bottle easily. I stick my cell in the front zipper compartment for easy access.

    I actually like how this one opens up better than the Medium size as that one you feel like you have to “pull” and fight with it a little. It’s not stiff or sturdy enough and it winds up being a bit of a PITA getting lenses out of the back compartments. On the Mini though, the flap folds down and everything is readily accessible. Minor quibble: the flap feels like it should zipper open *just* a wee bit more but it’s not so much of a problem that it hinders use.

    I had read a lot of reviews and was worried this would be too small. But I found it’s actually better configurable for my needs then the Medium one I already have. It’s also more compact and less bulky to carry. I really like it and think it’s a good option in a lot of circumstances when you don’t need your entire kit with you.

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