Billingham Mini Eventer Camera Bag
The ‘Mini Eventer’ was created following feedback from customers that whilst many loved the look and functionality of the ‘Eventer’, they found it was simply too big for their needs. Sized between two of Billingham’s best-selling bags , the ‘Hadley Small Pro’ and ‘Hadley Pro 2020’, the Mini Eventer is designed to meet the needs of those who want the ultimate style and protection for their gear in a more portable size.
Billingham have also added new features to the new ‘Mini Eventer’ such as:
The addition of our recently developed handle, found on the Hadley Small Pro, for extra comfort and grip. The handle is reinforced by fibreglass to minimise stress, particularly when carrying heavy equipment.
A durable luggage trolley retainer strap on the back of the bag, a popular and convenient feature for regular travellers.
A dual, weatherproof zip on the main compartment for extra protection in heavy downpours.
A weatherproof zip pocket on the back to securely store and protect important documents. The ‘Mini Eventer’ will include an SP50 Shoulder Pad, a removable padded insert and a padded divider set.
Like all Billingham bags, the ‘Mini Eventer’ will be made in both a three-layer waterproof canvas and a three-layer waterproof FibreNyte material, both of which never require re-proofing. Top-grain leather panels covering the lower third of the bag on all sides add protection and longevity. Together they create a truly beautiful look and feel of luxury, whilst also making the bag understated and discrete.
The bag’s removable padded insert helps to protect camera equipment, and a small tablet, from knocks and bumps. The padded insert includes two removable vertical dividers that attach inside with Velcro, allowing up to 3 columns to be created inside, and two small ‘flap’ padded dividers that allow lenses to be stacked within these columns. In the back of the padded insert is a padded compartment suitable for storing an 11” iPad or similar smaller tablets.
Removing the padded insert allows the user to turn the bag from a camera bag to a casual bag in
The Mini Eventer has a shuttle woven, polyester shoulder sling sewn into its strong leather side patches that creates stability when the bag is being carried. The included ‘SP50’ Leather Shoulder Pad adds comfort when carrying the bag for long periods of time. 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. Billingham select the most durable fabrics and only the highest quality materials to produce bags, taking pride in their work and always striving to improve their own designs. Billingham offer a choice of Canvas or FibreNyte materials that are bonded to a rubber butyl layer known as the ‘stormblock’.
This layer is why if you purchase a Billingham bag, you will never need to re-proof it as it will remain water-resistant for its lifetime. Every single Billingham bag is made and 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.
External dimensions (W x D x H) 36cm x 16cm x 30cm (inc. top handle)
Internal dimensions (W x D x H) 33cm x 10cm x 21cm
Weight (inc shoulder pad and padded insert) 1.42kg
Main compartment capacity 5 litres (inside padded insert)
SP50 Shoulder Pad. Removable, padded insert featuring a tablet slip compartment. Divider set (2x small and 2x large dividers).
Mini Eventer Front straps.
Harry Billingham, director, said “I’ve used an Original Eventer for nearly 20 years and it’s one of our most widely admired products. It works as a very stylish camera bag and as a very functional case for day to day life. Feedback from loyal customers all over the world led us to create the Mini Eventer. We added customer favourite features introduced in our line to the bag and scaled it for small to medium sized camera equipment. Of course, the internal dividers can be moved anywhere and the entire padded section removed to utilise the bag elsewhere. It looks great, everyone in the factory is really pleased and looking forward to the Mini Eventer becoming as loved and trusted as the Original Eventer over the coming years.”