All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 500533-70
- Perfect pouch for travel and everyday use - space for tickets, passport etc as well as a 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 fittings.
- 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 Shoulder Pads when bought at same time as this bag using code 'KITBONUS'.
Stowaways really come into their own when travelling - they allow you to keep the important items such as passport, tickets, phone, small camera etc close at hand and easily accessible. The Compact, being the smallest Stowaway is no exception. The Compact can fit on your belt via its webbing loops or you can carry it over your shoulder with the detachable sling (included).
Like all Stowaways it has a front flap with integral zipped pocket , this 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, zippered 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 detachable shoulder strap to clip onto and below them, the handy pen pockets. At the back, a wide unpadded slip pocket is ideal for manuals or maps, etc.
Finally like all our camera bags the Compact comes with our 5 year manufacturers guarantee and is made of the high quality materials you would expect from Billingham such as fabric bonded to butyl rubber for exceptional weather stormproofing and solid brass and full grain leather details for style and longevity. Whether its for your commute to work or the adventure of a lifetime the Compact is a great companion.
W185mm (7¼") x D80mm (3⅛") x H220mm (8⅝")
W140mm (5½") x D65mm (2½") x H210mm (8¼") Main compartment
1.75 litres (0.06 feet³)
0.49 kgs (1.08 lbs)
Zipped front flap: W130mm (5⅛") x D Nominal x H90mm (3½")
Front slip pocket: W130mm (5⅛") x D Nominal x H150mm (5⅞")
Zipped side pocket: W140mm (5½") x D Nominal x H140mm (5½")
Rear, full width, slip pocket: W140mm (5½") x D Nominal x H180mm (7⅛")
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|
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!
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.
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.