Eventer Camera/Laptop Bag


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Model Number: 504548-54

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  • Space for DSLR and lenses plus a 13 or 14inch Macbook (Pro or Air or smaller device such as a tablet) in its padded laptop compartment.
  • Removable padded insert to turn the bag from a camera bag to an overnight bag or briefcase.
  • Constructed from a choice of 3-layer waterproof canvas or 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
  • Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
  • Deep front pockets as well as a rear zippered pocket.
  • Includes SP50 Shoulder pad.
  • 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
  • Made in England.
  • Want a smaller version of this bag? See the Mini Eventer.

The first and most obvious feature of the Eventer, and the one that gives the bag its distinctive look, is the protective leather base. The lower quarter is covered in the same top grain leather we use in all our products. Carefully selected and treated before it is cut and worked into the desired shape, these large pieces give the Eventer its strength and structure whilst also helping to form the two front dump pockets. These pockets share a covering flap that is secured using our Clogball and strap system, which is used both here and again for the main rain flap.

The side patches are made from the same thick leather as the base and provide an anchor point for the shoulder sling. Solid brass fittings are used throughout, and slides on the webbing allow you to adjust the shoulder sling length to your preferred carrying or working height. Whether low slung toolbox or a safe and secure travel companion the Eventer simply works.

Across the top of the main flap, a sturdy reinforcement gives the woven web handle a firm response. Safely stitched into a wide leather strap across the back, the entire assembly forms part of the bags structural frame.

The supplied removable padded insert can be used to store your camera gear in, and that in turn can be subdivided with the two vertical and two horizontal padded dividers also included. The back of the insert features an extra padded compartment for a 13" or 14" inch laptop or Macbook Pro/Air (or smaller device like an iPad).

Removing the bag's insert turns the Eventer into a roomy briefcase or overnight bag. The twin zips on the main compartment add security. To complete the picture the Eventer also has a full width back pocket secured by a zip fastening which means it has convenient and accessible storage for passports, tickets, maps and documents.

Like all Billingham camera bags the Eventer is made of Stormblock fabric (lined with butyl rubber) for exceptional weather resistance and comes with our 5 year manufacturers guarantee.

External Dimensions
W400mm (15¾") x D180mm (7⅛") x H320mm (12⅝") (excluding top handle)

W400mm (15¾") x D180mm (7⅛") x H350mm (13¾") (including top handle)

Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W390mm (15⅜") x D140mm (5½") x H290mm (11⅜") (without padded insert)

W340mm (13⅜") x D120mm (4¾") x H260mm (10¼") (inside padded insert)

Without padded insert: 10.5 litres (0.37 feet³)
Inside padded insert: 9 litres (0.31 feet³)

1.7 kgs (3.75 lbs)

3 in total (excluding main compartment).

Front external 'dump' pockets (x2)
W170mm (6¾") x D60mm (2⅜") x H230mm (9")
Capacity (each): 1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)

Rear zippered pocket
W340mm (13⅜") x D Nominal x H230mm (9")
Capacity: Nominal

Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 810mm (31⅞") to 1360mm (53½") approx.
Width: 50mm (2").

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
Burgundy Canvas / Chocolate Leather Chocolate
Imperial Blue Canvas / Tan Leather Orange

(these are also available as additional or replacement items)

What are the main differences between this and the Mini Eventer?
The Mini Eventer is smaller and lighter than the Eventer. Additionally:

  • The padded laptop slip (for 13inch MacBooks) in the back of the Eventer is replaced by a padded tablet slip (for 11inch iPads) in the back of the Mini Eventer.
  • The Mini Eventer features a luggage trolley retainer strap on the back which the Eventer does not.
  • The Mini Eventer features weatherproof zips. The Eventer features conventional zips.
  • The Mini Eventer features an improved top handle with leather on the underside for increased comfort. The Eventer does not have leather under the handle. Both bags feature fibreglass reinforcement to the handle to reduce stress on the bag when the handle is used.

Will this bag fit a 13 inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?
Yes it will. It features a padded slipcase built into the padded insert for this purpose.

Will this bag fit a 15 inch MacBook Pro?

No, unfortunately the padded slipcase inside is just a little too small to fit a 15 inch MacBook (even the new one!).

Do the buckles make the bag slow to get into?

No! Hadley front straps are opened by sliding the top of the strap off the brass clogball (round stud). This is a very quick way to open and close the bag - many people learn to do this one-handed as the leather softens.

The buckle is only used very occasionally to adjust the fit of the bag. We'd recommend keeping the strap in the buckle during normal use - this keeps the straps securely attached to the bag.

You can keep the bag itself open while shooting - just don't put the straps back on the clogball until you want to close bag.

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.

Which shoulder pad fits this bag?

The SP50 shoulder pad fits this bag - it is already included in the price so you only need to buy it if you have lost or damaged yours.

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!

Does this bag have a removable padded insert?

Yes this bag comes with a removable padded insert included in the price. You can take the padded insert out if not carrying cameras - this turns the bag into a great bag for a night away.

Please note the padded laptop slip is included in the padded insert - so you will lose the padded laptop compartment if you remove the insert. (The Hadley One and Hadley Large Pro have their padded laptop slips sewn into the bag instead).


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