Just announced: Billingham Eventer MKII camera bag

Billingham announced a new Eventer MKII camera bag – this is an upgraded version of the previous ‘Eventer’, with additional features. The dimensions and capacity remain the same.

  • An upgraded version of our classic Eventer bag.
  • Ideal size for mirrorless cameras, rangefinders and mid-sized DSLRs with 2-4 lenses.
  • Dedicated padded laptop area for devices up to 14inch screen size (e.g. 14″ Macbook, 13″ MacBook Pro/Air, 12.9″ iPad Pro or Surface Pro 8 – or smaller device such as a tablet).
  • Similar internal capacity to a Hadley One (when the Hadley One is used with a full size insert) but with a little extra internal height.
  • Removable padded insert to turn the bag from a camera bag to an overnight bag or briefcase in seconds.
  • Weatherproof zips on the main compartment and rear document pocket
  • Constructed from a choice of three-layer waterproof Canvas or three-layer waterproof FibreNyte material and top-grain leather with solid brass fixings.
  • Luggage trolley retainer strap on the back of the bag.
  • Twin dump pockets on the front.
  • Includes SP50 Shoulder pad.
  • 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
  • Made in England.
  • Want a smaller version of this bag? See the Mini Eventer.

In the US Billingham camera bags are sold at Adorama, Amazon, and B&H.

Press release:

Billingham launches the ‘Eventer MKII’

The latest camera bag to join the renowned photographic range

Cradley Heath, UK – 31 March 2022: Billingham has announced the launch of a new camera bag to join their photographic range. Made in England, the ‘Eventer MKII’ is perfect for carrying and protecting mirrorless system cameras, rangefinders and mid-sized DSLRs. The bag includes an SP50 Shoulder Pad and a removable padded insert, with a 14” dedicated laptop slip sewn in.

An upgraded version of the previous ‘Eventer’, the bag has several additional features that are designed to assist photographers and frequent travelers alike. The ‘Eventer MKII’ is highly weather resistant, comfortable to carry and easy to travel with, all whilst retaining the ‘Eventer’s longevity and timelessly classic aesthetics.

The ‘Eventer MKII’ will be available to purchase from 31 March 2022 on Billingham’s website www.billingham.co.uk , through their USA distributor www.billingham.com and authorised retailers. The suggested retail price will be £560.00 including VAT.

The following five colour combinations will be available from launch:

  • Khaki Canvas / Tan Leather
  • Navy Canvas / Chocolate Leather
  • Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather
  • Black FibreNyte / Black Leather
  • Khaki FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather

The ‘Eventer MKII’ was created following feedback from customers asking for the ‘Eventer’ to have popular features added, that can be found in some of the Hadley range bags and the recently released Mini Eventer. The previous ‘Eventer’ has now been discontinued.

At a glance, the most visible feature that has been changed is the top handle. The webbing that stretched the width of the top flap has been removed, to make way for a simpler, sleeker looking handle. Leather has also been added to the underneath of the handle, for additional comfort when carrying the bag.

To improve its credentials as an outdoor, working bag, weatherproof zips have replaced the previous normal zips on the main compartment and rear pocket to help protect the contents from the elements. A clever

‘TukTop’ design feature enables the zips of the main compartment to be tucked behind the walls of the padded insert, keeping them safely and neatly out the way while taking cameras in and out of the bag.

The removable insert has extra padding on the base to further increase protection for your camera gear. The dedicated padded laptop slip in the back of the insert has been retained, allowing the user to store up to a 14” laptop. The insert can easily be detached and removed using press-studs, to change this bag from a working camera bag to a stylish messenger bag in seconds.

A luggage trolley strap has been added to the rear of the bag, a simple, easy feature that helps you to secure your bag to your suitcase when travelling through busy cities or airports.
Similarly to its predecessor, the bag features top-grain leather panels on the lower third of the bag on all sides, adding protection, longevity and style.

All Billingham products are made in England and are crafted from a choice of Canvas or FibreNyte materials that are bonded to a rubber butyl layer, known as the ‘Stormblock’. This layer is the reason why you will never need to re-proof your Billingham bag, the ‘Stormblock’ layer will keep your bag water-resistant for its lifetime. An additional invisible mildly hydrophobic coating on the surface of the fabric helps to reduce stains and maintain the aesthetics of the bag. Whilst the effectiveness of this coating reduces over time, the water- resistance of the butyl Stormblock layer will not.

Billingham is a small, family run business that has manufactured camera bags in England since 1973, providing a high level of protection for those in the photographic industry for decades. Billingham is renowned for using only the best materials that they have meticulously tried and tested, for their incredible attention to detail and for their bags being waterproof, robust and yet lightweight.

Every single Billingham bag is individually inspected in the UK and given a unique serial number. Billingham bags are made to the highest quality with extreme precision, ensuring maximum durability and longevity, to create a bag that you can rely on and put your trust in. All Billingham bags include a five-year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Billingham Eventer MKII specifications

Harry Billingham, director, said “The Eventer has always been my favourite bag. I’ve had mine for 16 years and still use it frequently as a camera bag or an overnight bag. It has always been a bag much admired by our customers too, for its classic look and feel, as well as the luxurious leather base. After listening to feedback that a luggage trolley strap would to assist with travel, we took the opportunity to implement this and upgrade several other features at the same time. We are confident that with these improvements, the Eventer MKII will connect with a wider audience and become even more loved and trusted than the original Eventer.”

Availability and pricing

The Billingham Eventer MKII will be available from www.billingham.co.uk, www.billingham.com and authorised Billingham stockists from Thursday 31 March 2022 at an SRP of £560.00 in the United Kingdom. Price includes VAT.

In the US Billingham camera bags are sold at Adorama, Amazon, and B&H.

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