Billingham Eventer Mk II Bag
Please note: In-stock online does not necessarily mean in-stock at our SF store. To confirm in-store availability or to request a transfer from one of our other Camera West stores, please call (415)801-5066.
Removable, Padded Insert
The Eventer MKII includes a removable, padded insert. This is made from dense, fabric-covered ‘closed cell’ foam and provides impact protection on the front, back, base and sides. Like the bag itself, the insert is a little flexible.
Also included are two vertical, padded dividers and two small ‘flap’ dividers. You can use the vertical dividers to split the bag into columns and the flap dividers to stack gear within those columns. The exact arrangement that is possible for you will depend on the size of your gear.
As the insert is removable, you can convert the bag to a casual messenger bag in seconds.
The top-grain leather covering the external base on all sides helps to increase the longevity of the bag, as well as creating a luxurious look and feel.
Back Pocket And Luggage Trolley Strap
Across the back of the bag is a handy extra storage pocket to easily access important documents without needing to open the main compartment. The pocket has a weatherproof zip, to help keep the contents safe and dry.
Also on the back of the bag is a luggage trolley retainer strap - a simple, easy feature that helps you to secure your bag to your suitcase when traveling through busy cities or airports.
Dedicated Laptop Slip
Sewn into the back of the removable insert is a dedicated padded laptop slip, designed to fit up to a 14” laptop.
Please be aware:
• If you remove the padded insert, you will also be removing the laptop slip.
• Older, larger 14” inch devices may not fit, however almost all modern devices such as the 14” MacBook Pro (2021), 13.5” Surface Laptop 3, 13.5” Surface Laptop 4, ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 (14”), etc will fit.
• Almost all 13” devices fit too.
Dual, Weatherproof Zip
The main compartment has a dual, weatherproof zip, ensuring protection for the contents of the bag even when the main flap isn’t over the bag.
The dual zips allow you to access only part of the bag if you don’t want to open all of the main compartments.
The zips to the main compartment can be tucked behind either side of the padded insert, allowing you to easily dip in and out of your bag without risking scratching or damaging your equipment.
Dual, Quick Release Front Straps
Quickly and easily open and close your bag using the quick-release front straps by simply pushing the front straps up and off the clogballs.
Many of our bags use this opening mechanism on the flap to access their main compartment, the Eventer MKII is the only bag that we currently sell that uses this functionality on the front pockets too.
Once the leather softens, you should be able to open the QRS straps one-handed and whilst wearing the bag.
The buckles allow you to fine-tune the ‘fit’ of the front pockets. You do not need to use the buckles to open the bag
Leather Under Top Handle
An easy carry top handle is reinforced with fiberglass and has leather on the underside to provide extra comfort when carrying the bag using just the top handle.
The fiberglass reinforcement helps prevent the fabric of the bag from bunching when you pick it up by its top handle.
Front Dump Pockets
The generously sized front dump pockets are perfect for cables, film, spare batteries, and those little bits and bobs you want to keep separate, whilst also providing great extra storage space.
Leather Side Patches
Strong leather side patches are sewn flat to the bag, this helps the shoulder sling to bear the weight of the bag. An ‘X’ pattern is sewn for additional reinforcement.
Please be aware that you cannot attach end pockets to this bag because the side patches are sewn flat.
Three-Layer Waterproof Fabric And Protective Top Flap
The Eventer 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 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.
The top flap is made of the same three-layer waterproof fabric as the rest of the bag. It helps to prevent rain or snow from getting into the main compartment and provides extra protection to accompany that provided by the weatherproof zips.
- Made of a three-layer waterproof material
- Real, full-grain, vegetable tanned leather
- Solid brass fixings
- Individual serial number
- Made of dense, closed-cell foam
- Five year manufacturers guarantee
- Made in England
All our shipments are fully insured. For shipments valued over $200, a direct signature will be required upon delivery.
We utilize various shipping carriers, with FedEx Express being our primary choice for 2-Day and Overnight shipping within the US, as well as International deliveries.
We accept returns within 14 days of delivery, subject to a restocking fee of up to 15%. This fee is not for profit, but to cover the costs associated with selling an item. Each return is evaluated individually, and we strive to minimize this fee. In many instances, we waive it entirely if the refund credit can be applied towards another item in the store.
Please note, all returned items must be in the condition in which they were shipped. If the items are returned in a different condition, we will not be able to accept them.
We highly recommend visiting us in person to experience our fine photographic tools before deciding which tool best fits your needs. Please note that our inventory is distributed among our three stores, and what you see online may be at any of these locations. Below are a few points that we’d like to make in order to meet your needs for in store pick up.
The location of each item is indicated online. For convenience, you can choose to pick up your item at any of our stores. Once purchased, the item should be ready for pick up within 4 hours at the designated store, although this might vary depending on the store's busyness and time of day. We request that you wait for a notification from us confirming that your order is ready for pick up, to ensure the best service.
If your chosen item is not available at your preferred store, we can transfer it there after purchase. If you want to pick up an item at a different store, select that store for pick up during checkout, or choose a regular shipping method and let us know your preferred pick up store via firstname.lastname@example.org or by responding to your order confirmation email.
For any questions about in-store pick up, please email email@example.com. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
We offer a concierge trade-in program for the gear you'd like to upgrade, cross-grade, or simply pass on to a new owner. This enables you to acquire the tools that fit your specific needs. The easiest way to trade is to bring your gear into one of our stores and meet with us in person. However, we also accommodate those who can't visit our stores. Our online process is both personal and simple.
To begin, fill out the form on our Trade // Sell page with the details of the fine photographic equipment or watches you'd like to trade in. One of our team members will then contact you to confirm any details we might need for an accurate estimate. We will provide an estimate that doesn’t only look at the value of your trade in but the whole picture of where you want to go. If the estimate is satisfactory to you, we can provide a shipping label for you to ship your gear to one of our stores for a final inspection and store credit. Finally, we apply that credit towards your new gear!