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25 Rucksack For Cameras

$498.00

5 year manufacturers guarantee

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Model Number: 502501-70

Barcode: 5035627111117

25 Rucksack is perfect for the serious photographer who wants to spread the load across both shoulders. Intended to carry a small-to-medium DSLR or mirrorless plus several lenses with a high level of protection. Made in England with 3-layer waterproof fabric and real leather.

Select Colour:
Black Canvas / Tan leather (Olive Lining)
Select Colour:
Black Canvas / Tan Leather

This is What's Included

Dense padded insert

Dense padded insert


The main compartment of the bag features dense foam padding all-round. This is up to 2.5cm (1”) thick in places to protect  your equipment from bumps, knocks and general movement.​

 

Additionally, inside the main compartment are removable, repositionable padded foam dividers (2x long dividers and 2x short dividers) to create places to store spare lenses, light meters etc.​

Internal pocket

Internal pocket


An internal pocket provides space to put notebooks or passports or even an iPad with up to 10.5” screen size.​ ​

 

If carrying an iPad you may want to add a slim case to protect it from coming into contact with your camera equipment. 

Rain cover and front pocket

Rain cover and front pocket


The rain cover has an adjustable drawstring pull that helps to stop rain or snow getting into the main compartment. The large front pocket is also protected by a separate fabric and leather trim.​ ​

 

Both pockets open with a double zipper for easy access.

Shoulder straps

Shoulder straps


Ergonomically designed shoulder straps made with a central backing of padded spacer fabric promote breathability and make it easier to carry the bag for long periods. 

Hanging hook

Hanging hook


A hook is stitched onto the back to allow the bag to be hung up should you not want it sitting on the floor.

Brass feet

Brass feet


The bag has brass feet mounted to strong leather corner patches on the bottom. Together these help prevent wear to the main body of the bag and extend its longevity.​

Ability to add End Pockets

Ability to add End Pockets


Add any of our AVEA End Pockets to the strong leather side patches (one each side) for extra storage and organization whilst out and about.

Craftmanship

Craftmanship


  • Made of a 3-layer waterproof material
  • Real, full-grain, vegetable tanned leather
  • Solid brass fixings
  • Individual serial number
  • 5-year manufacturers guarantee
  • Made in England
The Bag

External dimensions

W340mm (13½") x D230mm (9") x H440mm (17⅜")

Internal dimensions

W250mm (9⅞") x D130mm (5⅛") x H310mm (12¼") with removable insert in

Capacity

9.4 litres (0.33 feet³) - with padding

11.4 litres (0.40 feet³) - with padding removed

 

Weight

1.59 kg (3.51 lbs)

 
 
 
 
Pockets
 

1 in addition to the main compartment

 
 
 
 
Front pocket

Internal dimensions

W230mm (9") x D50mm (2") x H300mm (11⅞")

Capacity

1.6 litres (0.06 feet³)

 
 
Shoulder straps

Length

Can be adjusted between 410mm (16⅛") to 840mm (33") approx.

 
 
 
 

You can find out sizing for each specific part of the product. Just select a section from the below options to find out more details.

External dimensions

W340mm (13½") x D230mm (9") x H440mm (17⅜")

Internal dimensions

W250mm (9⅞") x D130mm (5⅛") x H310mm (12¼") with removable insert in

Capacity

9.4 litres (0.33 feet³) - with padding

11.4 litres (0.40 feet³) - with padding removed

Weight

1.59 kg (3.51 lbs)

1 in addition to the main compartment

Internal dimensions

W230mm (9") x D50mm (2") x H300mm (11⅞")

Capacity

1.6 litres (0.06 feet³)

Length

Can be adjusted between 410mm (16⅛") to 840mm (33") approx.

Mid-sized DSLR (e.g. Canon 5D or Nikon D750 without battery grip) with 70-200mm attached. Plus 2 to 4 small-to-medium lenses.

Mirrorless camera (e.g. Sony A7IV, Fujifilm X-T4, Nikon Z7, Canon R6 without battery grip) with a medium-long attached. Plus 2 to 4 small-to-medium lenses.

Small foldable drones such as Mavid Air 2 or Mavic Mini 2 with space to spare.

The 25 Rucksack is larger.

 

Link to the smaller: 35 Rucksack.

No. This bag doesn't fit a laptop.

The main flap to open the bag has a pocket on the back - a 9.7", 10.2" or 10.5" iPad will fit in this pocket.

 

Please note - this pocket is unpadded. Additionally a hard object (like a tablet) might bump against the camera equipment in the main compartment through the thin fabric of the pocket - so a slim case (it would need to be very slim) would be good idea if using the bag this way.

 

To avoid confusion - there is no way a 12.9" inch iPad will fit.

No. The fabric is made of 3 layers - the middle layer is butyl rubber. Water cannot pass through this butyl rubber layer. As long as you don't get a hole in the fabric or expose it to harsh chemicals (for example in a washing machine) the fabric should remain waterproof for many years. There is no need to apply re-proofing.

In simple terms ‘Canvas’ or ‘FibreNyte’ refers to top layer of fabric on our bags – the facecloth.

 

‘Canvas’ is a mix of cotton and polyester. ‘FibreNyte’ refers to our face fabric that is completely synthetic. Canvas is hard wearing, FibreNyte is very hard wearing.

 

Both fabrics are bonded to a non-wicking polyester backing fabric with a middle layer butyl rubber – this rubber layer makes both fabrics equally (and very) waterproof. Water can’t get through that rubber layer.

 

Both fabrics have a similar weave - the FibreNyte looks similar to canvas. Canvas is slightly softer to the touch, FibreNyte is slightly rougher to the touch.

 

People tend to choose Canvas if they want the bag to age gracefully and look vintage over time. This is particularly true of people who choose our ‘Khaki Canvas’ fabric as this looks particularly lovely as it ages.

 

People tend to choose FibreNyte if they want the bag to look newer for longer or if they are particularly hard on their gear - for example by carrying the bag to work with them every day, doing a lot of hiking or filling it particularly full. If you are buying a black bag it’s particularly worth considering FibreNyte as it will stay looking blacker longer. Also Sage FibreNyte is particularly attractive as a colour – it’s probably the most popular colour among our staff!

The bag was originally made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Billingham. We then stopped making it because the staff who were good at making it retired. In 2016 we started making the bag again - it took us months to get the redesign right and get everyone trained up to make it!

'25' doesn't bear any relation to the size or capacity of the bag.

The green fabric round the opening to the main compartment is to stop water getting in the zip if it rains heavily. It helps keep your equipment dry.

Yes - but it is awkward:

 

  • We sell 'tripod straps' you can attach to one of the side panels. You can then attach a tripod to the tripod straps. Obviously the tripod can't be too big or heavy or this won't work.
  • Some people also put the legs of the tripod through the side panels (as pictured here - photo by Mark Gilligan). Again the tripod can't be too big or heavy (or the legs too thick) or this won't work.

 

If a tripod is important for you then this might not be the best bag for you. We can send you photos of some possible configurations with tripod straps if that would help though. Contact Us if you need this.

AVEA 3, AVEA 5AVEA 7 and AVEA 8 End Pockets fit on this bag - other sizes do not fit.

 

On the back of the AVEAs are two leather straps - they thread down through the leather side panels of the 25 Rucksack. For extra security metal pop-clips then clip to hold the leather straps in place at the bottom. 

We have included photos below of how the pockets look on the bag. Remember, the AVEA 3AVEA 5 and AVEA 8 sizes also fit. The End Pockets are not included with the bag.

 

 

Billingham 25 Rucksack with AVEA 7 End Pockets

We have included photos below of how the pockets look on the bag. Remember, the AVEA 3AVEA 5 and AVEA 7 sizes also fit. The End Pockets are not included with the bag.

 

 

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