No-nonsense, safe access
Our most popular range of bags, the 5 series is unmistakably Billingham
Classic, well thought-through design and handcrafted quality.
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 the TukTop feature. This allows the two sides of the zippered 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 zippered front compartment, four internal slip pockets in the main compartment and a zippered rear pocket.
The ideal location choice
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-zippered pocket and of course, the main zippered compartment with the TukTop feature. At the back, a full-width zippered 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'd like to carry your bag on your back we've fitted 5 point mounting loops for the optional Back Pack Harness - they 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.
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