Pola Stowaway


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Model Number: 500733-70

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  • Perfect pouch for travel and everyday use - space for tickets, passport etc as well as a small camera or binoculars.
  • Constructed from 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 a Shoulder Pad when bought at same time as this bag using code 'KITBONUS'. We recommend the 'SP10' size.

Like the other 'Stowaway' bags the Pola is great when traveling. Sometimes 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 Pola is particularly useful. Its ideal for carrying small compact or mirrorless (csc) cameras and is a fantastic travel organiser, so you can keep all your vital stuff in one place. The Pola can attach to your belt via their webbing loops or you can carry it over your shoulder with the detachable sling (included). It has exactly the same design as the other Stowaways - just a different size (wider than the Airline and Compact, but also shorter than the Airline).

The Pola has 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. It also has 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 detachable shoulder strap to attach to and below them a handy pen pocket. At the back, a wide unpadded slip pocket is ideal for manuals or maps, etc.

Like all our camera bags it is made of canvas or FibreNyte bonded to butyl rubber for excellent weather resistance as well as solid brass fixings and full grain leather details. Further like all our camera bags it comes with our 5 year manufacturers guarantee - although of course you don't have to use it for photo gear.

 The Billingham Pola Stowaway Camera Bag with Olympus PEN-F with sunglasses case and passport.

The Billingham Pola Stowaway with Olympus PEN-F with sunglasses case and passport.

External Dimensions
W220mm (8⅝") x D85mm (3⅜") x H220mm (8⅝")

Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W190mm (7½") x D70mm (2¾") x H210mm (8¼")

2.25 litres (0.08 feet³)

0.53 kgs (1.17 lbs)


Zipped front flap W150mm (5⅞") x D Nominal x H90mm (3½")
Capacity Nominal

Front slip pocket W160mm (6¼") x D Nominal x H160mm (6¼")
Capacity Nominal

Zipped side pocket W170mm (6¾") x D Nominal x H140mm (5½")
Capacity Nominal

Rear, full-width, slip pocket W180mm (7⅛") x D Nominal x H180mm (7⅛")
Capacity Nominal

Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 1000mm (39⅜") to 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 / Tan Leather Olive
Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather Olive
Black Canvas / Tan Leather Olive
Black Canvas / Black Leather Olive
Black FibreNyte / Tan Leather Olive

Also available as additional or replacement items.

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.

However the Pola can fit some of the smaller SuperFlex Partitions inside - the 6-12, 6-15 and 7-15 sizes will fit. Please check the sizes carefully in the diagram half way down that page - the position of the middle divider in a SuperFlex will make a big difference to what you can store inside it. These do not attach inside with Velcro but should still stay in place.

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.


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Please note that this website no longer ships to the USA. To order in the USA please visit www.billingham.com










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