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BillinghamStowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Khaki/Tan Leather)
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Comfortable strap (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (7)
  • Daily transport (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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5.0

Perfect man purse

By Varyhare

from Miami Beach, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Black/Black Leather):

Have been using Billingham all my life and now find myself with my pockets full of tech. No more. This beats all the Man Purses out there without hype and best quality as photographers know.

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5.0

Great all purpose bag!

By Rick

from Palm Desert, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Black/Black Leather):

    I was always looking for a bag to carry all of my personal items in, and also a small point and shoot when traveling. This bag fits the bill. However you must order the shoulder sp 10 pad. This pad really hugs your shoulder and makes the bag feel more comfortable when in use.
    Even though the bag feels small, the comfort level is excellent. Your billfold or wallet fits right into the main compartment, and you can carry smaller items in the small zippered compartment on the front.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Worth waiting for

    By Chan

    from MA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Black/Black Leather):

      Purchased to hold a Leica M (Typ 240) with a single 35 mm lens along with extra battery and cards for street photography. The camera kit fits beautifully. The bag is compact and beautifully made, and even though it took a long time to come it was well worth the wait. I recommend getting the SP10 shoulder pad with the bag.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic quality; perfect size!

      By John Francis

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Black/Tan Leather):

          First off, this bag is really well made, which makes its [$]dollar price a bargain. Now my wife don't appreciate the style (says it looks like a man purse, and I would have preferred the black which wasn't in stock), but independent of that it's working perfectly for my purposes. I use it to hold a Leica M6 with a 35mm Summicron mounted, a Manfroto table top tripod, a set of Leitz filters, a cable release, extra batteries and film. Fits with room for a few extras if necessary.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great small camera bag

          By John in Portland

          from Portland OR and Shanghai China

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Black/Tan Leather):

            I got this to carry my new Panasonic GM-1, a Panasonic P&S converted to infrared plus my iPhone and accessories during warm weather when I don't wear a jacket. It holds the cameras, an extra lens and filters, is small enough not to get in the way, and is styled appropriately so that it does not raise eyebrows as a male purse,

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            • No

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            5.0

            What a great little case

            By Jack

            from Murphy, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Black/Tan Leather):

              Just the right size for my P7000. You can add extra batteries, memory cards and still have space for a phone and wallet. Really a wonderful well designed and made case.

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              • No

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              5.0

              No shame in rocking a "man purse"

              By The Venerable Bean

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Travel

                Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Black/Tan Leather):

                If you hate having a large iPhone, keys, wallet, and other items jammed into your pant pockets this is a great little daily bag.

                I did not want a sachel or something "purse like".

                This is a solid, stylish, and functional bag. The material is heavy and of a fine water repellent weave. I love it.

                A rangerfinder would perfectly fit in this bag - so now I will "have" to get one.

                My only disapointment is that only smaller paperbacks will fit in the main part of the bag, which is a drawback for using it as a little cary on when traviling by air or train.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Quality with Practicality

                By Silver Fox

                from Redmond, WA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Khaki/Tan Leather):

                  This compact bag is ideal for carrying a compact digital camera, as well as a phone, wallet and other everyday items. The selection of zipped and open compartments makes this bag easy and convenient to use. As if that wasn't enough, this bag is made from high quality materials, and is extremely well constructed. Billing ham bags have an excellent reputation, and this bag lives up to it.

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Loved so much this Bag

                  By Rey

                  from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Khaki/Tan Leather):

                    I am a Billingham branded person and added this to my collection to carry my Leica D-Lux 6 with DMW-LVF3 viewfinder mounted, 6 SDHC cards, extra battery, battery charger, cables, camera manual, LCD/Lens cleaning cloth, sunglasses & iPhone. To me, this the Louis Vuitton of all compact camera bags.

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                    • No

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                    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    For the photographer who has everything

                    By PB

                    from Sydney, Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality materials
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well made
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • Main flap closure

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Khaki/Tan Leather):

                    Billingham really are for the photographer who has everything, offering a level of boutique quality that is so good it's almost unnecessary. While most camera bags are stout and functional, a Billingham is also a thing of beauty, with leather trim, brass and stainless fittings and quality stitching. It's also a very solid camera bag. The fittings, zippers and fasteners will probably outlast the owner and it has a lots of handy pockets for all those accessories photographers invariably collect. This is the ideal size for a rangefinder or compact system as it has room for extra lenses, filters and a small flash. I mangage to get an X100, lens hood, polarizer, light meter, mini tripod, small reflector, grey card, cleaning kit, cable release, spare battery and cards in it. The only thing I don't like about it (and it's a minor quibble) is the closure on the main flap. It's a leather strap that fixes on a brass keyed toggle kind of arrangement. It's not very efficient and is probably there as a matter or aesthetics, not function. A press-stud would be far more practical. Having said that, this is a very high quality item that will last a lifetime, but cheap it ain't - quality like this costs.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Class in a bag

                    By Buzz

                    from Washington DC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Will last and still look

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Stowaway Compact Shoulder Bag (Khaki/Tan Leather):

                        This Billingham bag is an ideal "man bag" a purse for guys when your jeans pockets can't hold anymore. The bag not only looks great but has Billingham quality and design. It has class, will look great at any occasion.

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