225 Camera Bag
All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 502633-70
- The 225 is the smallest of the 5-Series bags.
- 9 different pockets in addition to the main compartment.
- Includes SP15 shoulder pad.
- Includes Superflex 9-15 divider and Superflex Flap.
- Constructed from a choice of 3-layer waterproof canvas or 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- Expandable with optional Delta pockets.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee
- Made in England.
The smallest of our 5 series, the 225 is ideal for carrying 1 SLR, flash, lenses and accessories.
The no-nonsense approach of the 5 Series is popular with busy photographers who like the fact that they can get to all their gear quickly and safely thanks to our TukTop feature. This allows the two sides of the zipped opening to be tucked behind the bag's internal front and rear dividers.
You’ll find nine good sized main pockets in all two at the front under the flap, two in the inside zipped front compartment, four internal slip pockets in the main compartment and a full length zipped rear pocket.
When you look at the detail design of the 5 Series, you’ll notice the way the Quick Release System has been adapted so that the top grain leather straps pass through solid brass ‘D’ rings at the end of the webbing carry handles. We’ve done it this way to provide fast, secure closure even when the bag is heavily loaded. An embossed leather grab handle holds them both together.
Behind the main flap you will find the secondary flap which protects the two full depth front pockets. By their side is a handy pen pocket and behind them there is the full width double zipped pocket and of course, the main zipped compartment with the TukTop feature. At the back, a full width zipped pocket is ideal for manuals or documents.
Thanks to a third, internal web carry handle, moving a 5 Series around safely even with the main flap open is no problem. You will find this feature very useful when changing lenses, or don’t need to be continually opening and closing your bag. All 5 Series bags are fitted with an adjustable ‘Y’ shaped Delta sling, designed to help prevent rocking, even when the bag is full.
For times when you need extra space, optional Delta Pockets can be fitted to the base of the sling. If you like to carry your bag on your back we’ve fitted 5 point mounting loops for the optional Back Pack Harness (currently out of production), these can also be used with our tripod straps. Finally to protect the underside, brass feet are fitted to top grain leather corner patches, while internally the bottom of the bag features a padded, waterproofed base.
The 225 is made at our factory in England and backed by our 5 year manufacturer's guarantee.
Please note some photos include a 'V-Bridge 15' insert - this is not included with the bag.
See a video of the bag here:
W320mm (12⅝") x D220mm (8⅝") x H230mm (9")
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W305mm (12") x D150mm (6") x H190mm (7½")
7 litres (0.25 feet³)
1.5 kgs (3.31 lbs)
Front external 'dump' pockets (x2): W110mm (4⅜") x D30mm (1¼") x H160mm (6¼")
Capacity (each): 0.5 litres (0.02 feet³)
Front full length zipped pocket: W300mm (11⅞") x D40mm (1½") x H220mm (8⅝")
Capacity: see below
Front internal ‘dump’ pockets inside front zipped pocket (x2): W140mm (5½") x D30mm (1¼") x H130mm (5⅛")
Capacity: 2 litres (0.07 feet³) (Front zipped and two internal 'dump' pockets combined)
Front & rear internal pockets in main compartment (2 + 2): W140mm (5½") x D Nominal x H210mm (8¼")
Capacity (each): Nominal
Rear zipped pocket: W280mm (11") x D Nominal x H180mm (7⅛")
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 1050mm (41⅜") to 1500mm (59") approx.
Width: 38mm (1½").
Colour of Internal Lining
|Colour of Outside of Bag||Colour of Inside Lining|
|Khaki Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Khaki FibreNyte / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Black Leather||Olive|
|Black FibreNyte / Black Leather||Olive|
|Grey Canvas / Black Leather||Black|
|Imperial Blue Canvas / Tan Leather||Orange|
(these are available as additional or replacement items)
Joeri Van Der Kloet: http://joerivanderkloet.com/billingham-225-review/
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.
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®).