Unmistakably Billingham the 555 features classic, well thought-through design and handcrafted quality. The same design as the other 5-Series bags the 555 is certainly king in terms of size with space for 2 or 3 DSLRs and several lenses making in perfect for those who need to carry a lot of gear. Its front zip pocket even has space for a 15" inch laptop to be stored in a padded slipcase like our 15" Laptop Slip (not included).
The 555's no-nonsense design is popular with busy photographers who like the fact that they can get to all their gear quickly and safely thanks to our TukTop feature. This allows the two sides of the zipped 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 zippered rear pocket .
When you look in detail at the 555, 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 the hand straps together and makes them comfortable to hold.
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 (with space for laptop in slim case) 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.
The 555 features 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 we’ve fitted 5 point mounting loops for the optional Back Pack Harness (not currently available) – 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.
Of course the 555 is made in England and is protected by our 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
W470mm (18½") x D250mm (9?") x H320mm (12?")
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W440mm (17¼") x D150mm (5?") x H260mm (10¼")
16 litres (0.56feet³)
2.37 kgs (5.25 lbs)
Front external 'dump' pockets (x2) W180mm (7?") x D50mm (2") x H250mm (9?")
Capacity (each) 1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)
Front full length zippered pocket
W440mm (17¼") x D40mm (1½") x H300mm (11?")
Capacity see below
Front internal 'dump' pockets (x2) inside full length zippered pocket
W210mm (8¼") x D30mm (1¼") x H230mm (9")
Capacity 5 litres (0.18 feet³) (Front zippered and two internal 'dump' pockets combined)
Front & rear internal pockets (2 + 2) inside main compartment
W200mm (7?") x D Nominal x H290mm (11½")
Capacity (each) Nominal
Rear zippered pocket W420mm (16½") x D Nominal x H260mm (10¼")
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 1050mm (41?") to 1500 (59") approx.
Width: 50mm (2").