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Billingham Stowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim)

B&H # BIPBT Mfr # BI 500701
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Product Highlights
  • For Small Digital Camera Kit
  • Stormblocker Waterproofed Canvas
  • Hand Finished Brass Hardware
  • Top-grain Leather Trim
  • Removable Shoulder Strap
  • Belt Loops

The Billingham Stowaway Pola Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim) is a travel bag made to carry a camera, book and lots of small items. It has a padded main compartment and pockets on the front and back. The bag is made from Stormblocker dual-laminate waterproof canvas, hand finished brass and top-grain leather. It is carried by a removable, adjustable shoulder strap or on a belt using the attached loops.

Construction
  • Stormblocker dual-laminate waterproof canvas
  • Padded main compartment
  • High density closed cell foam
  • Hand finished brass hardware
  • Top-grain leather trim
Pockets
  • Large front pocket
  • Zippered pocket on outside of flap
  • Two outside slip pockets
  • Rear slip pocket
Carrying options
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap
  • Belt loops
Material Exterior: Stormblocker dual laminate waterproof canvas
Interior: High density closed cell foam
Trim: Tan leather
Type of Closure Zipper
Solid brass clog bolt and harness leather locking system.
Exterior Dimensions 7.08 x 3.15 x 8.26" (18 x 8.0 x 21cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates Small film or digital camera with accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Belt loops
Weight 1.3 lbs (590g)
Billingham Stowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    BillinghamStowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim)
     
    3.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        4.0

        Pola: The small, big bag.

        By jpmac55

        from Averill Park, NY

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Billingham Stowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

            Another great bag from Billingham. I bought it for a Fujifilm X-Pro1. This bag is compact but larger than it may appear mostly because it lacks divider inserts. I just wrap the spare lenses so really do not miss the dividers at all.

            I can fit my camera with an attached lens, plus at least one other, maybe two but that would be pushing it. Still other pockets for batteries, cards, etc..

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            2.0

            Great Purse but Weak Camera Bag

            By Gochugogi

            from Honolulu

            About Me Hobbyist

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality
            • Limited Compatibility
            • Poor Design
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Carry iPhone
            • Carry Smokes

            Comments about Billingham Stowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

            First, this is a beautiful and well constructed bag: great fit & finish and top quality materials. I bought it to carry my Olympus EP-3 and pancake and, indeed, it fits fine if you don't mind it rolling around loose at the bottom of the bag! There is plenty of left over space for a flash and another lens or too. But, oddly, there are no dividers to organize or protect these items from scraping together. I'd be happy with a single divider in the middle. Unfortunately the Pola, unlike my other Billingham bags, lacks velcro cloth. I might sew velcro inside the main compartment and install a divider, but sheesh what an oversight for a supposed "camera" bag. Or perhaps use a lens bag to keep my extra lens or flash from scraping against the camera. The Pola is too small for the commercially available camera bag inserts I've seen. Incidentally, my Tascam DR-100 audio recorder fits well, with just enough room for a stereo mic and cable.

            The front and back walls of the bag have dense closed cell foam in them and offer good protection from light knocks. Nothing on the sides.

            Finally, this British made bag is much higher quality, better looking and less expensive than similar "made in China" Coach bags. So not a total fail. As shipped, it's a great purse (5 stars) but a poor camera bag (1 star).

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            3.0

            Great Man Purse but no dividers

            By gochugogi

            from honolulu

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Lightweight
            • Lots of exterior pockets
            • Pretty

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality
            • Limited Compatibility
            • No dividers
            • Poor Design
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Man purse

            Comments about Billingham Stowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

            First, this is a beautiful and well constructed bag: great fit & finish and quality materials. I bought it to carry my Olympus EP-3 and pancake and, indeed, it fits fine if you don't mind it rolling around loose at the bottom of the bag. There is plenty of left over space for a flash and a couple small or medium lenses. But, oddly, there are no dividers to protect said items from scraping together. I'd be happy with a single divider in the middle. Unfortunately the Pola, unlike my other Billingham bags, lacks velcro cloth. I plan to sew velcro inside the main compartment and install a divider, but sheesh what an oversight for a supposed "camera" bag.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Billingham Stowaway provides quality

            By Royal Dunce

            from Lebanon, NH

            About Me Enthusiast, Hobbyist, Travel

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects

              Comments about Billingham Stowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

              The Billingham Stowaway Pola camera bag works perfectly in handling my Nikon P7000 digital camera and a few accessories (small flash and wide-angle lens). At the same time, it handles things like airplane tickets, wallet, etc., very conveniently going through security checks. Billingham's quality can't be beat.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              High quality bag

              By Kini

              from Flagstaff, AZ

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable strap

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Billingham Stowaway Pola Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

              Very good bag for my Canon G9, billfold, keys and a few papers. A good man purse. The strap is very long for a short person. I had to cut and shorten it.

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