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Billingham

Billingham 445 Mark II Camera / Laptop Bag

$533.00
2 in stock

Color: Sage Fibernyte / Chocolate Leather

Pickup available at Leica Store San Francisco

Usually ready in 24 hours

An updated version of Billingham's classic 445 bag and the second-from-largest in their 5-Series MKII range. A large camera bag that is perfect to carry 2 DSLR or full-frame mirrorless cameras with small to medium lenses attached or 1 camera with a selection of lenses. This camera bag has a total of 10 pockets, including a full-length front pocket that can hold a 16” MacBook, tablet, or accessories. Made in England with 3-layer waterproof fabric and real leather.

 

MULTIPLE LAYOUT OPTIONS INSIDE

As one of Billingham’s largest camera bags (only the 555 MKII and 550 are bigger), and with several dividers included that can be repositioned or removed, the 445 MKII has numerous options for laying out your equipment.


 Organization can be further enhanced with the 20+ different divider sizes/styles available separately to customize the bag to your camera gear and preferred layout:


 SuperFlex Partitions (two already included, different sizes can be purchased separately)

SuperFlex Flap (one is already included)

DF Dividers

V-Bridge 15 (one is already included)

 

Please note:

- The SuperFlex Partitions shown in the photo are not the ‘SuperFlex 9-15’ and ‘SuperFlex 10-18’ sizes that are included with the bag, although they are very similar.

- Pro-tip: The 'DF 15-15' divider reaches front-to-back inside the main compartment of this bag, making it particularly good for some set-ups (e.g. placing two cameras next to each other in the bag).

- SuperFlex Partitions are flexible so fit items slightly wider than their dimensions suggest.



MAIN COMPARTMENT AND TUKTOP FEATURE

To protect your valuable equipment, Billingham has included padding on all four sides of the main compartment, as well as supplying a deeply padded base pad. The front and back walls each have two strips of Velcro® so that you can attach the padded dividers mentioned previously.


 Behind the fabric-covered padded walls at the front and back is a slim space, consisting of 2 pockets each (4 in total). Ideal for manuals, lens filters, etc.

The zips can also be tucked into this space to keep them out of your way while you use the bag. Billingham calls this the ‘TukTop’ feature. You can still store slim gear in the 4 slim pockets while using the TukTop feature.


 All the features mentioned here are improvements over some previous versions of the bag, adding convenience as well as protection for your equipment.



FRONT DUMP POCKETS

On the front face of the bag are two generously sized dump pockets. These are perfect for film rolls, cables, batteries, memory cards etc - helping you keep your bag organised whilst allowing speedy access when you need it most.


 To further assist in organisation, adjacent to each dump pocket is a small pocket to store pens.


 The secondary flap shown protects these front pockets from dust, weather and unwanted fingers. The flap closes with its own dedicated leather ‘Quick Release Straps’ – just lift them up-and-off the brass clogball to access the pockets.



FULL LENGTH FRONT POCKET

The 445 MKII has a full-length front zip pocket with enough space for a 16” MacBook Pro or similar sized laptop in a slim slipcase.


Please note:

This pocket is padded on one side only.

The old Billingham 13” Laptop Slip will fit (but Billingham’s discontinued 15” Laptop Slip is a little too big due to the leather trim on that item).



FULL WIDTH FRONT ZIP POCKET (CONTINUED

Within the previously mentioned full-length front zip pocket, you'll find two padded pockets, ideally suited for small lenses, compact flashes, or lavalier microphones.


 Please note

Carrying a laptop in the front zip pocket may restrict the capacity of these two padded pockets.



REAR ZIP POCKET

On the back of the bag is a zipped pocket, for securely storing maps, tickets, and other essentials.


 A new addition to the MKII version is the luggage trolley retainer strap, designed to conveniently slide over the handle of a trolley suitcase, a major convenience during travel.


 Please note:

Given the large size of the bag user discretion is advised when fitting it to a suitcase. Trolley suitcases that are narrower than the bag or that have particularly narrow handles might not be a stable fit. Of course, even if your suitcase isn’t a good fit, you’ll still be able to carry the bag on your shoulder using the included leather shoulder pad or carry it by hand with the comfort of the leather top handle.

 


BRASS FEET

Each bag in Billingham’s  '5 Series MKII' lineup (225 MKII, 335 MKII, 445 MKII, and 555 MKII) is equipped with durable brass feet, securely mounted on robust leather corner patches. This design not only protects the bag's corners from wear but also extends the overall longevity of the product.


Regarding the other '5 Series MKII’ bags – they are all identical to each other in design, varying only in size and the number of dividers included. The 225 MKII is the smallest and 555 MKII is the biggest.



LEATHER GRAB HANDLE

For comfort while carrying, the 445 MKII features a leather grab handle that wraps around its strong webbing carry straps.


 Additionally, the bag includes an extra internal webbing strap sewn in at the back under the top flap. Used in conjunction with the front handle, to which the grab handle is attached, this feature enables safe carrying of the bag even when it's open.



DELTA SLING AND OPTIONAL DELTA POCKETS

The shoulder sling of the 445 MKII is made of strong shuttle-woven polyester with a brass fixing to allow you to adjust the length to suit your height and shooting style.


 Where the sling attaches to the bag, it splits into an inverted 'Y' shape at each end. This distinctive split design enhances weight distribution, ensuring the bag remains stable and level, even when carrying heavy loads.


 Additionally, the lower ends of this split sling act as attachment points where optional Delta Pockets can be clipped on, offering added space and organization as needed. The image provided showcases the back of one such Delta Pocket.

 

QUICK RELEASE STRAPS (AND HOW TO ATTACH A TRIPOD)

The Quick Release System to open the top flap has been adapted so that the top grain leather straps pass through solid brass ‘D’ rings at the end of the webbing carry handles.


 The bag was designed this way to provide fast, secure closure even when the bag is heavily loaded – the strong webbing and brass D-rings carry the weight.


 At the bottom of the bag (front and back) are fixings for optional Tripod Straps. Additionally, some people just thread tripods through the webbing of the top handle of the bag (what will work for you depends on the design of your tripod).

 


COMPARISON TO ORIGINAL 445

Compared to the most recent version of the 445, the 445 MKII offers several upgrades:


A luggage trolley strap on the back, the old version did not have this.

A V-Bridge 15, useful for lens support in certain configurations, is now included inside the bag. Previously it was only sold separately.


Furthermore, it retains improvements that were gradually added to the 445 (and its predecessors) over the years such as the SuperFlex divider system, two strips of Velcro on the front and back of the main compartment to more securely attach dividers, a StormBlock butyl rubber lining for improved waterproofing, the 'TukTop' feature to tuck the zips of the main compartment out of the way during use and a significantly more robust 'closed-cell' foam padding.


 


FINALLY...

Remember, like all current Billingham camera bags the 445 MKII features:


  • 3-layer waterproof fabric.

  • The 445 MKII is made from a choice of Canvas or FibreNyte materials that are bonded to a polyester lining with a layer of butyl rubber, known as the 'StormBlock'. This butyl layer is the reason why you will never need to re-proof your Billingham bag, the 'Stormblock' layer will keep your bag waterproof for its lifetime.

  • Real, top-grain, organic, vegetable-tanned cowhide.

  • Solid brass fixings.

  • Iindividual serial numbers are featured on each bag to track quality and ensure authenticity.

  • 5-year manufacturers guarantee.

  • Handmade at Billingham’s factory in England, this bag offers the quality you'd expect from Billingham.


What is the Sizing?
THE BAG

External dimensions: W430mm (17") x D250mm (9⅞") x H300mm (12⅝")


Internal dimensions: W400mm (15¾") x D150mm (5⅞") x H250mm (9⅞")


The 'D' measurement is flexible up to about 170mm (6¾”).


Capacity (Main Compartment Only): 14 litres (0.50 feet³)


Weight: 2.32kg (5.11 lbs)


   

POCKETS - 10 in addition to the main compartment.


FRONT EXTERNAL DUMP POCKETS (X2)

Internal dimensions (individual): W160mm (6¼") x D50mm (2") x H250mm (9⅞")

Capacity (individual): 01.25 litres (0.04 feet³)


   

FRONT FULL LENGTH ZIPPED POCKET

Internal dimensions: W390mm (15⅜") x D40mm (1½") x H290mm (11½")

*Some people carry a laptop such as MacBook Pro (up to 16") in this compartment. However, you may wish to add a slim padded sleeve to protect the device in this position.

Capacity: 5 litres (0.18 feet³)

   

FRONT INTERNAL DUMP POCKETS INSIDE FRONT ZIPPED POCKET (X2)

Internal dimensions: W190mm (7½") x D30mm (1¼") x H220mm (8⅝")

 *These pockets are padded and some customers use them to store small lenses or flashes - however that may limit your ability to carry a computing device in the wider full length pocket.

Capacity (Individual): Nominal


   

FRONT AND REAR INTERNAL POCKETS IN MAIN COMPARTMENT (2 + 2)

Internal dimensions (individual): W180mm (7⅛") x D Nominal x H280mm (11")

Capacity (individual): Nominal


   

REAR ZIP POCKET

Internal dimensions: W380mm (15") x D Nominal x H240mm (9½”)

Capacity: Nominal


   

SHOULDER SLING

Length: Can be adjusted between 1050mm (41⅜") to 1500mm (59") approx.

Width: 50mm (2")


Compatible with SP20 and SP50 Shoulder Pads. The SP20 Shoulder Pad is included when you purchase the 445 MKII.


   

SP20 SHOULDER PAD (INCLUDED)

External dimensions: W71mm (2¾") x D5mm (¼") x L227mm (9")

'D' measurement excludes fixings on top.

Weight: .08kg approx (0.18 lbs)


   

LUGGAGE TROLLEY RETAINER STRAP

Luggage trolley strap retainer will fit handles approximately 270mm (10⅝) wide - however if the top of the handle is slightly larger than this fitting will usually still be possible.

 

Ask Us A Question
Color: Sage Fibernyte / Chocolate Leather

Product information

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