All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 500601-70
- Perfect pouch for travel and everyday use - space for tickets, passport etc as well as small camera or binoculars.
- Constructed from a choice of 3 layer waterproof canvas or 3 layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- Adjustable, removable shoulder sling.
- Webbing loop on rear of bag to attach to a belt.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
- Made in England.
- Get 10% off a Shoulder Pad when bought at same time as this bag using code 'KITBONUS'.
Introducing the Billingham 'Airline Stowaway'. Sometimes when travelling, you can have too many places to put all the important things like tickets, passports, boarding passes, etc. so that when you need them, you can never find them – that’s when the 'Stowaways' really come into their own. In addition to being ideal for carrying small compact or mirrorless cameras, they are fantastic travel organisers, so you can keep all your vital stuff in one place.
They can fit on your belt via their webbing loops or you can carry them over your shoulder with the detachable sling. They all have the same design and come in three sizes, the Compact, the Pola and this one - the Airline - so you can choose which one is best for you. The Airline is taller than its siblings - the same width as the 'Compact', but narrower than the 'Pola'.
All Stowaways have a front flap with integral zipped pocket which is ideal for storing small things like memory cards or train tickets. Lift the flap and you will find a useful, wide, leather-bound pocket. They also have a slim, zipped side pocket which is almost full-height and full-width which is perfect for passports, tickets or any of the inevitable bits and pieces we all take with us when we are out on a shoot or a trip.
Running across the top there is a double-puller zip which extends down both sides to give you unrestricted access to the main padded compartment. Just below the main zip on both sides there is a brass ‘D’ ring for the shoulder strap and below them, the ever-useful pen pocket. At the back, a wide unpadded slip pocket is ideal for manuals or maps, etc.
Finally like all our camera bags the Airline is made of fabric bonded to butyl rubber for the ultimate in weather resistance, is made in England and comes with our 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
Billingham Airline Stowaway with Leica M9, Passport, Sandisk SD Card, Cadburys Dairy Milk, LensPen and Cash.
W180mm (7⅛") x D80mm (3⅛") x H250mm (9⅞")
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W150mm (5⅞") x D65mm (2½") x H240mm (9½")
2.25 litres (0.08 feet³)
0.52 kgs (1.15 lbs)
Zipped front flap W130mm (5⅛") x D Nominal x H90mm (3½")
Front slip pocket W130mm (5⅛") x D Nominal x H170mm (6¾")
Zipped side pocket W140mm (5½") x D Nominal x H150mm (5⅞")
Rear, full-width, slip pocket W140mm (5½") x D Nominal x H210mm (8¼")
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 1000mm (39⅜") and 1750mm (68⅞") approx.
Width: 25mm (1").
Colour of Internal Lining
|Colour of Outside of Bag||Colour of Inside Lining|
|Khaki Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Black Leather||Olive|
|Navy Canvas / Chocolate Leather||Chocolate|
(also available as additional or replacement items)
Peter Cripps - https://petercripps.photography/2020/05/01/billingham-airline-stowaway-camera-bag-review/
Can this fit an iPad Mini inside?
Yes - however it would go in the same padded compartment as the camera (if you carried a camera). This might limit what camera you can carry inside the bag.
Can you attach dividers inside this bag?
No. The inside of this bag is made with a sheer fabric - therefore it is not possible to attach any of our Velcro® dividers inside.
You may want to consider the 'Pola Stowaway' instead. This has the same sheer fabric inside but some sizes of SuperFlex Partition will fit inside to provide the ability to divide up the space.
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.
What is the difference between 'Canvas' and 'FibreNyte'?
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 chose 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!
Do I need to buy the shoulder pad?
The shoulder pad isn't essential but can stop the strap from digging into your shoulder if you carrying a heavy camera inside the bag. It can also reduce the chances of the bag slipping off your shoulder. If you do buy a shoulder pad remember only the 'SP10' size fits.