307 Camera Bag
All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 506202-01
- The largest 7-Series bag (except the now retired 307L)
- Can fit the MacBook Pro 13 (4th Gen), MacBook Air (3rd Gen), iPad Pro 12.9 or Surface Pro (1-7 & X) in its unpadded pocket in the back of the main compartment (the 307L had a padded compartment for this purpose).
- Constructed from hardwearing 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
- Fabric bonded to butyl rubber for excellent wear resistance.
- Includes SP50 shoulder pad.
- Includes SuperFlex 9-15, SuperFlex 10-18 and V-Bridge 15 padded dividers.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
- Made in England.
The 307 is the largest bag in the Billingham 7-Series (being a bit wider than the 207). They all offer identical features – only their width differs. The main flap has a central, double layered, waterproof seam which gives the 307 (and other 7-Series) bags a distinctive rounded look. This isn’t simply a styling feature. By extending over the ends of the bag, it also provides excellent protection from dust, rain and snow. The 7 Series is exclusively made in FibreNyte which has the look and feel of canvas.
The Quick Release System tabs with wider ends make for fast opening and secure closure, even in difficult conditions. With the rain flap pulled back and the main compartment zip opened, you will notice another distinctive feature of the 7-Series bags – they are held wide open by the Billingham PressTop . This comprises two specially shaped fibreglass and aluminium wands which shape the fabric into a wide rectangle once the zip is pulled fully back.
The main webbing straps are secured by heavy stitching with a leather reinforcing strip at the back. Even with the bag open, two internal leather grab handles mean you can carry it safely. For full flexibility the front handle can even be unclipped and removed if required. At the back there is a full length, zipped rear pocket which is hidden by an extension of the main flap. This helps to maintain the bag’s smooth lines and protects the zip from bad weather.
In addition, the inverted 'Y’ shaped Delta Sling webbing of the shoulder sling’s fixing points helps to prevent any tipping and rolling motion as you move – even when the bag is fully loaded. Speaking of which, if you sometimes need more space, you can fit our optional Delta pockets. Also incorporated into the main leather strapping are holes to take our tripod carry straps.
The bag includes SuperFlex 9-15 and SuperFlex 10-18 partitions to organise and protect your gear inside the bag - if these aren't sufficient we sell Superflex Partitions in 15 different sizes, as well as DF dividers which offer further flexibility. The bag also includes a V-Bridge 15 to support a lens attached to a camera.
The 307 is made at our factory in England and covered by our 5 year manufacturer's guarantee.
We sent Imran a 307 bag and his review above makes a great walk though of many of the features of the bag.
W390mm (14⅛") x D210mm (8¼") x H300mm (11⅞")
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W350mm (13¾") x D150mm (5⅞") x H220mm (8⅝")
11.2 litres (0.39 feet³)
2.01 kgs (4.43lbs)
Front external 'dump' pockets (x2) W130mm (5⅛") x D60mm (2⅜") x H210mm (8¼")
Capacity (each) 0.75 litres (0.03 feet³)
Front internal pockets (x2) W140mm (5½") x D Nominal x H240mm (9½")
Capacity (each) Nominal
Rear internal pocket W320mm (5⅝) x D Nominal x 230mm (9")
Big enough for a 13" MacBook Pro (4th Gen models onwards - i.e. Late 2016 models and newer) or 13" MacBook Air (3rd Gen models onwards - i.e. Late 2018 models and newer).
This pocket is between the padding of the main compartment and the outside of the bag - therefore padded on one side.
Rear zippered pocket 320mm (12⅝") x D Nominal x H170mm (6¾")
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 1110mm (43¾") to 1610mm (63⅜") approx.
Width: 50mm (2").
Colour of Internal Lining
|Colour of Outside of Bag||Colour of Inside Lining|
|Khaki FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather *||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather *||Olive|
|Black FibreNyte / Black Leather *||Olive|
(these are also available as additional or replacement items)
Photography by Imran - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zjjnpscj-k
Does this bag need re-proofing to keep it waterproof?
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.
Which shoulder pad fits this bag?
The SP50 shoulder pad fits this bag - it is already included in the price so you only need to buy it if you have lost or damaged yours.
Why is the laptop compartment unpadded?
It isn't a laptop compartment! Apple have just made their latest devices small enough to fit. Please note it definitely won't fit older/larger devices such as the MacBook Pro 13 (3rd Gen) or any 15 inch MacBook. Also the fit is slightly tight - there won't be room to put 13 inch MacBooks in a padded sleeve.
Wikipedia has articles about the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air which should help you identify which device you have (it lists the dimensions!).
Some of your bags have removable padded inserts. Does this bag have a removable padded insert?
No - on this bag the padding is sewn into the walls of the bag. However, the padded dividers are removable (they attach inside with Velcro®).