How to Prepare for Travel and Keep Your Camera Action-Ready (Sponsored)

How often do you travel with your gear? No matter how far the distance, it needs to be safe — but also ready to use. Don’t add to the stress of travel with worries about your gear. Pack smarter, so you won’t have to worry. Let’s talk about how.

Here’s a situation: You’re traveling with your gear to a shoot. If you’re flying, efficient packing is essential. You’ll need to think about how the TSA is going to inspect and handle the bag. Take the Tenba Cineluxe bag collection as an example. They have a top-opening, doctor-bag style opening, so all your gear can be easily seen at once. This makes TSA inspection faster and reduces the need for them to rummage through your gear. And there are two Cineluxe shoulder bags and a backpack and roller that are all sized to meet carry-on regulations, so you’ll be able to breeze through airport checkpoints.

Because carry-on bags need to be small by nature, make sure your bag has the capacity to hold everything you need. The Cineluxe bags have lots of interior space while maintaining a small footprint.

Once you get to where you’ll be shooting, the priority changes from travel security to efficient workflow. With the Cineluxe line, usability on location is top of mind. Because of the doc-style bag opening, you can leave a matte box or mounting plates on, saving set-up time. The aluminum reinforced dividers make organizing your camera and lenses easy. Plus, they’re flexible enough to transform for other configurations. Also included are protective pouches and wraps so that  lenses, external recorders or anything else that needs extra protection can be bundled and stored wherever there’s available space in the bag.

Another common challenge is moving gear between locations on shoot day. Breaking down and reassembling camera rigs wastes precious time, and carrying large rigs has long been a hassle. Cineluxe backpacks solve both of these issues by allowing rigs to be stored fully assembled, and ensuring gear can be carried comfortably for any distance, even while the camera inside the bag is still “ready to shoot.”

Traveling can put an excessive amount of wear on equipment if it’s not protected properly, so make sure your bag is up to the challenge. Choose one with shock absorbing wheels, quality zippers and flex-core dividers. These options extend the life of your equipment and make your bag last much longer.

When traveling, preparation for the unexpected is the key to success. Knowing your equipment is safe and ready to use is a necessity. Tenba wants you to know the Cineluxe bag collection is up to the challenge. With the top-opening design, a Cineluxe bag puts your gear at your fingertips.

Travel with with confidence. Find the bag that works best for you. To learn more about Tenba’s Cineluxe Roller, Backpacks and Shoulder Bags visit

Susan is the Art Director at Videomaker and Creator Handbook Magazines.