This Billingham bag was Originally made for their 25th Anniversary and now back due to popular demand the Rucksack 25 is perfect for the serious photographer who wants to spread the load across both shoulders. The biggest of our two backpacks and improved from the previous design the bag is intended to carry a DSLR plus a few small to medium-large lenses with a high level of protection.
In the main compartment the bag features closed cell foam padding on all sides – 2.5cm thick in places – to protect from bumps and impacts. Additionally, inside the main compartment are removable, repositionable padded foam dividers to create places to store spare lenses, light meters etc. Of course all this foam padding leaves the camera and lenses incredibly protected.
Unlike some bags out there the protection doesn’t stop with just the padding – the three layer Stormblock fabric, including a layer of butyl rubber, is impermeable to water. Further the double zips that grant access to both the main compartment and front pocket are protected by rain guards – the rain guard on the main compartment is adjustable with a drawstring so it can be closed tight over the zip or pulled back to allow ease of access. The outer protection is finished off with four brass feet on the top grain leather bottom corners to minimise wear.
Extra storage is provided by a slim document pocket inside the main compartment thats ideal for a map or the tourist leaflets we all get and by the genrously sized front pocket – perfect for carrying a newspaper or a raincoat. If that isn’t enough Avea pockets can be attached to strong leather patches on the side.
Finally ergonomically designed shoulder pads and a central backing both made of padded spacer fabric promote breathability and make it easier to carry the bag for long periods.
All in all this will be the perfect medium sized backpack for a great many photographers – use it all you’ll see why so many requested we start making it again!
- External Dimensions: W340mm x D230mm x H440mm
- Internal Dimensions: Main Compartment: W250mm x D130mm x H310mm (with removable padding in place)
- Capacity: 9.4 litres with padding (11.4 litres with padding removed) – Additional 1.6 litres in front pocket.
- Weight: 1.59 kg