Robert Weinreb, a New York City-based photographer, hatched Tenba out of necessity. For several years Weinreb traveled and hiked with his camera lenses wrapped in knit winter hats, tucked inside a simple outdoor backpack. He dreamed up a shoulder bag with built-in camera protection. A sewing shop in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood patterned his first specialized camera bag prototype. The Tenba brand was born and raised in the gritty heart of our favorite city in the world- New York.