I love when I find accessories that make the bags I own even better. Such is the case with the Tenba BYOB 7 Camera Insert.
The BYOB 7 fits a compact mirrorless camera with 2-3 lenses and accessories. The exterior is made from water-repellant ripstop nylon and the zipper is YKK. The interior is lined with equipment-friendly brushed tricot and the padded divider is adjustable to fit multiple configurations.
Plenty of good camera inserts have those features. What makes the Tenba somewhat unique is its ability to store other kit and its compact dimensions. The front of the insert has pockets and a d-ring to store a notebook, pen, sync cable, keys, and other small EDC items like my Vance Carno keychain tool.
Stretchy mesh side pockets can secure a mobile phone, wallet, extra batteries, and other accessories.
The inside lid has a water-resistant pocket that can keep memory cards and thumb drives safe from the elements. The lid can be folded back into a ripstop sleeve on the backside of the insert to allow for quick access to the Camera and lenses.
The BYOB 7 is very space efficient at 7.5W X 5.5H X 3.5D inches. It will convert even a small shoulder pack like this Maxpedition Jumbo into a camera bag.
It will also fit in a relatively narrow backpack like this GoRuck Bullet 10L.
If you’re into photography and don’t want to carry a dedicated camera bag then Tenba’s BYOB line of inserts are a great option. The BYOB 7 is the smallest model, but they also offer the 9, 10, and 13 that can store larger cameras like a DSLR and more accessories if needed.
The BYOB 7 Camera Insert retails for $29.95 and can be purchased here.