General- Tenba’s Axis is their toughest Military Style Photography Backpack and it comes in 3 sizes, 20 Liter, 24 Liter and 32 Liter. Has three access points to your photography gear, made of water resistant material, adjustable shoulder straps, reinforced stitching, removable hip belt, extra pockets, padded laptop sleeve, airflow harness, YKK zippers, MOLLE webbing, Rain Cover, and 5-year warranty. The only color for this Backpack is black and they are available for sale starting in October 2018.
The Name- The name, Axis, refers to the ability to rotate the Backpack to gain access in three different positions. The first is a side access on the left side of the Backpack, left side as you are wearing the Backpack. You can unstrap the right shoulder strap and sling the Backpack around to your left side for access the the side entrance while still standing and keeping the Backpack on. The second access is top access. Access the Backpack from the top, but you will have to take off the Backpack and place it on the ground or on a table. The third access is the main compartment of the Backpack. This is called the Full Rear Access, so you can have access to all the cameras and lenses.
Water Resistant- The exterior of the Backpack is made of Super Hydrophobic TPU coated fabric. TPU stands for thermoplastic polyurethane. Properties of TPU include: high abrasion resistance, low-temperature performance, high shear strength, high elasticity, oil resistant, grease resistant, and water resistant. The TPU coating also helps make this Backpack tough. If you need additional weather protection, this backpack comes with a Rain Cover. The Rain Cover can be removed to dry or wash.
Main Compartment- The main compartment is where you are going to place all your camera bodies and lenses. Depending on what size Backpack you choose, will determine the amount of camera gear you can fit in the main compartment. The 20 Liter Backpack main compartment can hold 1-2 Mirrorless/DSLR Cameras and 5-7 Lenses (up to 300mm 2.8). The 24 Liter Backpack main compartment can hold 1-2 Mirrorless/DSLR Cameras and 6-9 Lenses (Up to 400mm 2.8). The 32 Liter Backpack main compartment can hold 1-2 Camera Bodies and 7-9 Lenses (Up to 400mm 2.8).
Laptop Compartment- Each of the 3 different size Tenba Axis Photography Backpacks has a padded laptop sleeve. The 20 Liter Backpack can hold a 15 inch laptop, the 24 Liter Backpack can hold a 17 inch laptop and the 32 Liter Backpack can also hold a 17 inch laptop. The laptop compartment is located in the rear access door, against your back when wearing the Backpack. There is padding in the laptop sleeve to help keep the laptop safe.
Front Compartment- The Front Organizing Compartment has space for batteries, memory cards, notebooks, and deep enough to fit a rain jacket. The style of this front pocket is similar to other Tenba Backpacks.
Right Side Pocket- On the right side there is a pocket tall enough to place a large water bottle.
Tripod Compatible- You can strap on a anysize tripod using the two straps located on the front of the Backpack. Near the bottom of the Backpack there is a small zippered pocket which you can open and a small pouch comes out. Rest the bottom the tripod in this pocket. Then strap the tripod with the two straps.
Molle- Pronounced “Molly”, There is Molle on the front side of the Backpack and on the left side of the Backpack where the side access compartment is located. Molle is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. It is really PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) webbing. PALS webbing (Molle) is a horizontal grid of repeating fabric webbing bands spaced 1 inch apart, and sewn to the backing at 1.5-inch intervals. So in Military Style Backpacks it is really PALS webbing that is MOLLE-compatible. But everyone in the industry calls it Molle webbing. Molle is the stuff you attach to the PALS webbing. Molle is usually various size and type of pouches. There is a huge amount of second market Molle pouches of different sizes and shapes that you can buy to attach to this Backpack. Check out this Molle Tactical 5.11 Unisex UCR IFAK Pouch Bag at Amazon.
The Molle webbing on the front of this Backpack includes a subtle reflective thread that ensures safety when walking at night. During the day you do not notice the reflective thread sewn in the Molle webbing.
Shoulder Straps- The shoulder straps are adjustable. Adjustable in that the shoulder straps and be lengthen or shorten to fit any size torso. The shoulder straps also have a micro adjustment capability to give you that perfect fit. The meaty part of the shoulder straps have perforated foam and ventilated mesh to help with airflow. There is also an adjustable Sternum Strap that attaches to the Shoulder Straps.
Hip Belt- The supportive Hip Belt is removable.
Perforated Foam and Ventilated Mesh- is located on the meaty part of the shoulder straps and on the part of the Backpack that is against your back. Tenba calls this their AirFlow Harness System which is to help you be comfortable on hot days.
YKK Zippers- All of the zippers on this Backpack are YKK zippers. YKK zippers are the highest quality zippers used on high end products around the world. YKK is a Japanese Company called Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha (which roughly translates as Yoshida Company Limited). The company was founded in 1934 and their motto is “No one prospers unless he renders benefit to others”.
Tenba Axis Tactical 20L Backpack
Capacity: 1-2 mirrorless or DSLR cameras with 5-7 lenses, up to 300mm f2.8.
Internal Dimensions: 11 in (w) x 18.5 in (h) x 5.9 in (D)
External Dimensions: 11.8 in (w) x 19.6 in (h) x 8.66 in (D)
Item Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Weight: 2.0 lbs
Tenba Axis Tactical 24L Backpack
Capacity: 1-2 mirrorless or DSLR cameras with 6-8 lenses, including up to 400mm f2.8.
Internal Dimensions: 11.4 in (w) x 19.2 in (h) x 6.7 in (D)
External Dimensions: 12.5 (w) x 20.2 in (h) x 9.5 (D)
Item Weight: 1.8 lbs
Shipping Weight: 2.3 lbs
Tenba Axis Tactical 32L Backpack
Capacity: 1-2 mirrorless or DSLR cameras with 7-9 lenses, up to 400mm f2.8
Internal Dimensions: 12.6 in (w) x 21.3 in (h) x 6.7 in (D)
External Dimensions: 13.8 in (w) x 22.2 in (h) x 9.8 in (D)
Item Weight: 2.4 lbs
Shipping Weight: 2.9 lbs
Airlines- You can carry this bag on any airline. This Backpack can fit in the overhead compartment in larger aircraft. However, if you are on a small commuter plane, this Backpack may not fit in the overhead compartment (depending on how much stuff you packed in the Backpack). A note about TSA approved: TSA approved means a bag that has a laptop compartment that can open up flat and the part of the bag with the laptop is not block by other items in the bag. Thus, you do not have to take out the laptop of a TSA approved bag. Although the Tenba Axis is not TSA approved, you will not have problems with this bag going through airport TSA security and on the airplane.