As their most popular range of bags, the 5 Series is unmistakably Billingham. Classic, well thought-through design and hand crafted quality. The 225, 335, 445 and the 555 all share the same features, only their size varies, so whether you are carrying 1 or 3 SLR's plus extra lenses and flash, there is almost certainly a 5 Series that will do the job.
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 TukTopfeature. 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 zipped front compartment, four internal slip pockets in the main compartment and a 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. This provides fast, secure closure even when the bag is heavily loaded. An embossed leather grab handleholds 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, Billngham have fitted 5 point mounting loops for the optional Back Pack Harness - they can also be used with the 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.