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Eventer MKII Camera/Laptop Bag

$695.00

5 year manufacturers guarantee

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Model Number: 506734-54

Barcode: 5035627121871

An upgraded version of the ‘Eventer’. This laptop/camera bag is perfect for protecting mirrorless cameras, rangefinders and mid-sized DSLRs, with a dedicated padded area for up to 14” laptops.

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This is What's Included

Removable, padded insert

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.

Leather base

Leather base


The top-grain leather covering the external base on all sides helps to increase longevity of the bag, as well as creating a luxurious look and feel.

Back pocket and Luggage Trolley Strap

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 travelling through busy cities or airports.

Dedicated laptop slip

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.

 

If you are in doubt, please contact us.

Dual, weatherproof zip

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 compartment.

TukTop Feature

TukTop Feature


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

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

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 bunching when you pick it up by its top handle.

Front dump pockets

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

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.

Mini Eventer vs Eventer MKII

Mini Eventer vs Eventer MKII


There are only two differences between the Mini Eventer and Eventer MKII:

 

  • The size: Mini Eventer is smaller, Eventer MKII is larger. The extra size allows a 14" MacBook Pro to be stored instead of an 11" iPad Pro, plus larger camera gear.
  • Front straps: Mini Eventer has single, unstitched front straps and the Eventer MKII has dual, stitched front straps.

Eventer MKII vs Hadley One

Eventer MKII vs Hadley One


  • Hadley One comes with a half insert and doesn't include Shoulder Pad, whereas the Eventer MKII comes with a full insert and includes a Shoulder Pad.
  • Hadley One has single QRS front straps whereas the Eventer MKII has dual QRS front straps.
  • Hadley One has the leather 'Billingham' logo on the main flap, the Eventer MKII doesn't.
  • Main compartment on Eventer MKII is zipped, Hadley One doesn't have a zip but has a padded 'lid'.
  • Hadley One can have end pockets, Eventer MKII can't.
  • Hadley One has a removable shoulder sling, Eventer MKII has a fixed shoulder sling.
  • Hadley One is fractionally wider and deeper, but Eventer MKII is slightly taller.
  • Hadley One laptop slip is sewn into the bag, so even when you remove the padded insert the laptop slip remains. In the Eventer MKII when you remove the padded insert, you also remove the padded laptop slip.

Three-layer waterproof fabric and protective top flap

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 getting into the main compartment and provides extra protection to accompany that provided by the weatherproof zips.

Craftmanship

Craftmanship


  • 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
The bag

External dimensions

W400mm (15¾") x D180mm (7⅛") x H320mm (12⅝") (excluding top handle)

 

W400mm (15¾") x D180mm (7⅛") x H350mm (13¾") (including top handle)

Internal dimensions (with padded insert in)

W340mm (13⅜") x D120mm (4¾") x H260mm (10¼")

 

The insert (and the bag) can bow out to a 'D' measurement of about 140mm (5½") at the centre of the bag to accommodate slightly larger gear.

Internal dimensions (without padded insert)

W390mm (15⅜") x D140mm (5½") x H290mm (11⅜")

 

The available width (W) and height (H) reduces slightly at the corners to allow for the curves of the bag.

 

 

Capacity (main compartment - inside padded insert)

9 litres (0.32 feet³)

Capacity (main compartment - without padded insert)

10.5 litres (0.37 feet³)

Weight

1.86 kg (4.1 lbs)

Pockets
 

3 in addition to the main compartment. 

 
 
 
 
Front Dump Pockets (x2)

Internal dimensions (individual)

W170mm (6¾") x D60mm (2⅜") x H230mm (9")

Capacity (individual)

1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)

 
 
Rear zip pocket

Internal dimensions

W350mm (13¾”) x DNominal x H220mm (8¾”)

 

Width (W) available is less near the bottom of the pocket.

 
 
 
 
Laptop compartment

Internal dimensions

W330mm (13”) x DNominal x H250mm (9¾”)

 

Please note that the padded laptop slip does tapper inwards slightly towards the top (above 200mm). This is to ease inserting and removing a laptop or tablet past the zip of the main compartment. It will fit 13" and 14" MacBook Pros, 13" MacBook Airs, 12.9" iPad Pros and smaller devices.

 
 
 
 
Shoulder sling

Length

Can be adjusted between 820mm (32¼”) and 1390mm (54¾”) approx

Width

50mm (2”)

 

Compatible with SP20 and SP50 (recommended) Shoulder Pads. An SP50 is included. SP20 shoulder pads are not available in Chocolate Leather.

 
 
Luggage trolley strap

Internal dimensions

Luggage trolley strap will fit handles approximately 280mm (11”) wide - however if the top of the handle is slightly larger than this fitting will usually still be possible.

 
 
 
 
SP50 Shoulder Pad (Included)

External Dimensions

W80mm (3⅛") x D12mm (½") x L255mm (10")

 

'D' measurement excludes fixings on top

Weight

0.09kg approx (0.2 lbs)
 

This figure has been included in the total weight of the bag listed above.

 
 

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

W400mm (15¾") x D180mm (7⅛") x H320mm (12⅝") (excluding top handle)

 

W400mm (15¾") x D180mm (7⅛") x H350mm (13¾") (including top handle)

Internal dimensions (with padded insert in)

W340mm (13⅜") x D120mm (4¾") x H260mm (10¼")

 

The insert (and the bag) can bow out to a 'D' measurement of about 140mm (5½") at the centre of the bag to accommodate slightly larger gear.

Internal dimensions (without padded insert)

W390mm (15⅜") x D140mm (5½") x H290mm (11⅜")

 

The available width (W) and height (H) reduces slightly at the corners to allow for the curves of the bag.

 

Capacity (main compartment - inside padded insert)

9 litres (0.32 feet³)

Capacity (main compartment - without padded insert)

10.5 litres (0.37 feet³)

Weight

1.86 kg (4.1 lbs)

3 in addition to the main compartment. 

Internal dimensions (individual)

W170mm (6¾") x D60mm (2⅜") x H230mm (9")

Capacity (individual)

1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)

Internal dimensions

W350mm (13¾”) x DNominal x H220mm (8¾”)

 

Width (W) available is less near the bottom of the pocket.

Internal dimensions

W330mm (13”) x DNominal x H250mm (9¾”)

 

Please note that the padded laptop slip does tapper inwards slightly towards the top (above 200mm). This is to ease inserting and removing a laptop or tablet past the zip of the main compartment. It will fit 13" and 14" MacBook Pros, 13" MacBook Airs, 12.9" iPad Pros and smaller devices.

Length

Can be adjusted between 820mm (32¼”) and 1390mm (54¾”) approx

Width

50mm (2”)

 

Compatible with SP20 and SP50 (recommended) Shoulder Pads. An SP50 is included. SP20 shoulder pads are not available in Chocolate Leather.

Internal dimensions

Luggage trolley strap will fit handles approximately 280mm (11”) wide - however if the top of the handle is slightly larger than this fitting will usually still be possible.

External Dimensions

W80mm (3⅛") x D12mm (½") x L255mm (10")

 

'D' measurement excludes fixings on top

Weight

0.09kg approx (0.2 lbs)
 

This figure has been included in the total weight of the bag listed above.

14" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Pro or MacBook Air in the padded laptop slip in the back of the padded insert.

Most DSLRs with a small-to-medium lens attached (without battery grip - e.g. Canon 5D, Nikon D850). Plus 2 to 4 lenses (tall enough for a 70-200mm not attached to the camera).

Almost any mirrorless camera (e.g. Fujifilm XT-4, Sony A7IV, Canon R6, Nikon Z7) with small to medium lens attached. Plus 2-4 lenses - including a 70-200mm maybe attached to camera depending on length).

2 or 3 rangefinder cameras (e.g. Leica M11) with almost any lens attached. With room left for extra lenses.

Some medium format cameras such as the Hasselblad 500CM with 80mm attached, Fujifilm GFX-100S with small to medium lens attached, Hasselblad H6D with small lens attached etc. Plus room for extra lenses.

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

  • The Mini Eventer is smaller than the Eventer MKII. The extra size of the Eventer MKII allows a 14” MacBook Pro to be stored instead of a 11” iPad Pro – plus larger camera gear.
  • The Mini Eventer has unstitched, two single front straps, whereas the Eventer MKII has two stitched, double front straps. The dual front straps are due to the size of the bag and to enable you to release the main flap whilst keeping the front dump pockets secure.
  • The Eventer MKII comes with a full width, padded insert as standard. The Hadley One comes with a half width padded insert (a full width padded insert can be purchased as an optional extra).
  • The Eventer MKII comes with an SP50 Shoulder Pad. The Hadley One doesn’t include a Shoulder Pad, this has to be purchased as an optional extra.
  • The Eventer MKII comes with dual, stitched front straps that let you separately open the top flap while keeping the front pockets closed. The Hadley One comes with single, unstitched front straps that only open and close the top flap as the front pockets are closed with press studs.
  • The Eventer MKII doesn’t have a ‘Billingham’ leather logo patch. The Hadley One does have a leather logo sewn onto the top flap. Both bags have a fabric Billingham tag sewn into the outside of the seam.
  • The main compartment on the Eventer MKII is zipped. The Hadley One doesn’t have a zip on the main compartment, therefore when opening the bag the Hadley One will be slightly quicker to get into.
  • The padded insert for the Hadley One has a padded lid. The padded insert for the Eventer MKII does not have a padded lid.
  • The Hadley One can have End Pockets attached, the Eventer MKII can’t.
  • The Hadley One has a removable shoulder sling, the Eventer MKII has a fixed shoulder sling. The slings on both bags are adjustable in length.
  • Externally, the Hadley One is fractionally wider and deeper (front to back). The Eventer MKII is slightly taller. Internally, the Eventer MKII is bigger however the Hadley One has more ability to bow out. 
  • Hadley One laptop slip is sewn into the bag, so even when you remove the padded insert the laptop slip remains. In the Eventer MKII when you remove the padded insert, you also remove the padded laptop slip.

Unfortunately, 15” and 16” laptops don’t fit in the padded laptop slip compartment. The maximum it will hold is a 14” laptop.

 

If you take the padded compartment out, a 15” or 16” MacBook may fit, but you probably won’t have space for a laptop sleeve. For this reason, we do not recommend putting a 15” or 16” laptop in the bag like this, as your device will have very minimal protection and will create points of high friction to the bag that could cause wear. Wear is not covered under five-year manufacturers guarantee.

No, both bags are the same size. Over the years laptops have become smaller relative to their screen size, for example the 2021 14” MacBook Pro is almost identical in size to the 2012 13” MacBook Pro. Therefore, we now feel confident describing the bag to be capable of holding a 14” laptop – older 14” laptops or workstation-class machines (for CAD work etc) might be slightly too big so discretion is advised. If in doubt please contact us with the dimensions of your device.

The Eventer MKII has:

  • An improved top handle with leather underneath to make carrying the bag more comfortable.
  • An improved top flap with the line of webbing along the top removed for a cleaner aesthetic.
  • Weatherproof zips instead of normal zips.
  • An improved padded insert with deeper padding on the base.
  • A luggage trolley retainer strap on the back for attaching to the handle on a trolley suitcase.

You do not need to use the buckles every time you open the bag. The buckles are designed for occasional fine tuning only, to allow for a tighter or looser fit on the main compartment.

 

To get into the bag, simply use the quick release system front straps. Slide the straps up and off the brass clogballs to open the bag.

Yes! The Eventer MKII and the Mini Eventer have the ‘TukTop’ design, which allows the material on either side of the main zip to tuck behind the padded insert. This eliminates the danger of scratching any camera gear when dipping in and out of the bag.

No, you will never need to re-proof our bags. Both our ‘Canvas’ and ‘FibreNyte’ materials are made up of three layers; the middle layer being a rubber butyl layer that should outlive the bag. This rubber butyl layer makes the bag waterproof.

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 'SP50 Shoulder Pad' fits this bag - it is already included in the price of the bag so you only need to buy it if you have lost or damaged yours.

 

The 'SP20 Shoulder Pad' can also fit if needed but isn't included (Tan or Black Leather only).

Yes! There are four press studs inside the bag that the insert easily attaches/detaches to. The removable, padded insert is included when you purchase this bag.

The insert attaches/detaches easily to four press studs inside the bag.

The side patches on the ‘Eventer MKII’ are sewn flat to the bag to help bear the weight of the bag and support the shoulder sling. Therefore, no end pockets can be attached.

Expert Reviews

 

Review by Jimmy Cheng at Red35 Photography.

 

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