S4 Camera Bag
All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 501633-70
- The largest S-Series bag - could hold mid-sized DSLR and a mirrorless camera and 2 or 3 small to medium lenses.
- Zippered main compartment, zippered rear pocket and deep front dump pocket.
- Includes 2 repositionable, padded Velcro dividers.
- Constructed from a choice of 3-layer waterproof canvas or 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- Optional AVEA 3 or AVEA 5 pockets can be attached to the side to increase storage.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
- Made in England.
- Get 10% off a Shoulder Pad when bought at same time as this bag using code 'KITBONUS'.
The S4 is the largest bag in the S-Series range - although not huge it has ample room for a moderate amount of equipment - for example you could carry a mirrorless camera, a mid-sized DSLR and still have room for a couple of small to medium lenses. We even include two removable, repositionable soft padded Velcro® dividers for you to separate your gear.
Of course it also includes the other features common to the S-Series like quick release Clogball fastenings for the top grain leather straps that allow you to open the main covering flap with just one hand, two zippers on the zip to the main compartment to let you open from either end or the full length front dump pocket for a phone or rolled up magazine. Like every Billingham each feature is designed to fit round your daily life, so you don’t have to fit round the bag.
And this thinking extends further into the design, the TukTop feature means that both sides of the main zipper can be tucked behind the bag's internal front and rear dividers, allowing you to pull equipment in and out of the bag easily while shooting. Those internal padded dividers also create two thin pockets inside the main compartment, suitable for a travel guide or camera batteries - and don’t forget the long but discrete zippered pocket on the back of the bag ideal for passports, memory cards etc.
Of course like all Billingham camera bags it is made with 3 layer waterproof fabric to protect your possessions during a downpour and to protect from bumps and knocks the main compartment is padded on all four sides and has a removable 25mm, fabric covered, deep foam base.
The S4 is one of the newest bags in our range, but should you purchase it we think you'll see why we are so proud of the S-Series.
W370mm (14½") x D170mm (6¾") x H270mm (10⅝")
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W330mm (13") x D130mm (5⅛") x H190mm (7½")
1.05 kgs (2.31 lbs)
Main compartment: 8 litres (0.3 feet³)
Front pocket: 600ml (0.02 feet³)
Full width front pocket
W330mm (13") x D Nominal x H 200mm (7⅞")
Rear zipped pocket
W330mm (13") x D Nominal x H 160mm (5⅛")
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 920mm (36¼") to 1610mm (63⅜") approx.
Width: 38mm (1½").
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 FibreNyte / Black Leather||Olive|
|Burgundy Canvas / Chocolate Leather||Chocolate|
Amateur Photographer Magazine - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/review/accessory_reviews/billingham-s-series-bags-review-97139
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 a shoulder pad for this bag?
The shoulder pad isn't essential but can stop the strap from digging into your shoulder if you carrying heavy equipment inside the bag or carrying it for long periods. It can also reduce the chances of the bag slipping off your shoulder if you don't wear it across the body. Remember only the 'SP15' and 'SP40' sizes fit this bag. Buying it with the bag will save the postage cost of buying it separately later.
What do the end pockets look like on the bags?
Here are some photos: