Billingham Compact Stowaway Pouch
Pickup available at Camera West Rancho Mirage
Usually ready in 24 hours
- Made of a 3-layer waterproof material
- Real, full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather
- Solid brass fixings
- Individual serial number
- 5-year manufacturers guarantee
- Made in England
Great for Travel
Perfect pouch for travel and everyday use - space for tickets, passport, phone, etc as well as a small camera or binoculars.
The Compact Stowaway certainly won't fit a DSLR but it will fit smaller cameras such as a mirrorless with a short lens, small fixed lens camera, or rangefinder. See a list of example cameras and binoculars below.
About the Main Compartment...
The main compartment is padded on all 4 sides, plus the base. This makes it ideal to protect your equipment whilst traveling.
For ease of access, the compartment features a double zip.
The Compact Stowaway (and Airline Stowaway and Pola Stowaway) have plenty of pockets.
A zip down the side of the bag gives you access to a pocket that's ideal for a passport. The zip on the front flap is perfect for a memory card.
Another Front Pocket
Under the front flap is another deep front pocket.
Removable Shoulder Sling
Adjust the removable shoulder sling to your height or remove it completely if you wish!
Two stitched belt loops on the back to allow your hands to keep free when traveling or out in the field.
Just behind the belt loops is a deep dump pocket.
The Airline is taller than the Compact, and the Pola is wider than the Compact.
Do I need a Shoulder Pad?
The shoulder pad isn't essential but can stop the strap from digging into your shoulder if you're carrying heavy gear inside the bag. It can also reduce the chances of the bag slipping off your shoulder. If you do buy a shoulder pad remember only the 'SP10' size fits.
Make sure to choose the color to match your bag!
What Does it Fit?
- A small rangefinder camera (e.g. Leica M10 with a small lens attached) with space for a passport, tickets, memory card, smartphone, etc.
- A small mirrorless camera (e.g. Leica Q2, Olympus PEN-F, Canon EOS M6, Sony A6400, Fujifilm X-E4 with a small lens attached) with space for a passport, tickets, memory card, smartphone, etc.
- A small fixed lens camera (e.g. Fujifilm X100V, Sony RX100 VII, Leica Q2, etc) with space for a passport, tickets, memory card, smartphone, etc.
- Small-to-medium binoculars (e.g. Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 10x42 or ZEISS Victory SF 10x42) with space for passport, tickets, smartphone, etc.
Can you attach dividers inside this bag?
No. The inside of this bag is made with a sheer fabric - therefore it is not possible to attach any of our Velcro® dividers inside.
You may want to consider the 'Pola Stowaway' instead. This has the same sheer fabric inside but some sizes of SuperFlex Partition will fit inside to provide the ability to divide up the space.
Can this fit an iPad Mini inside?
No. If you want to carry an iPad Mini please look at the 'Airline Stowaway' instead. Read the FAQs on that page for more information on carrying an iPad Mini in that bag.
What is the difference between 'Canvas' and 'FibreNyte'?
In simple terms ‘Canvas’ or ‘FibreNyte’ refers to the top layer of fabric on Billingham bags – the facecloth.
‘Canvas’ is a mix of cotton and polyester. ‘FibreNyte’ refers to the face fabric that is completely synthetic. Canvas is hard-wearing, and FibreNyte is very hard-wearing.
Both fabrics are bonded to a non-wicking polyester backing fabric with a middle layer of butyl rubber – this rubber layer makes both fabrics equally (and very) waterproof. Water can’t get through that rubber layer.
Both fabrics have a similar weave - the FibreNyte looks similar to canvas. Canvas is slightly softer to the touch, and FibreNyte is slightly rougher to the touch.
Choose Canvas if you want the bag to age gracefully and look vintage over time. This is particularly true of people who choose Billingham's ‘Khaki Canvas’ fabric as this looks particularly lovely as it ages.
Choose FibreNyte if you want the bag to look newer for longer or if they are particularly hard on their gear - for example by carrying the bag to work with them every day, doing a lot of hiking, or filling it particularly full. Also, Sage FibreNyte is particularly attractive as a color – it’s probably the most popular color among our staff!
Features at a Glance
All our shipments are fully insured. For shipments valued over $200, a direct signature will be required upon delivery.
We utilize various shipping carriers, with FedEx Express being our primary choice for 2-Day and Overnight shipping within the US, as well as International deliveries.
We accept returns within 14 days of delivery, subject to a restocking fee of up to 15%. This fee is not for profit, but to cover the costs associated with selling an item. Each return is evaluated individually, and we strive to minimize this fee. In many instances, we waive it entirely if the refund credit can be applied towards another item in the store.
Please note, all returned items must be in the condition in which they were shipped. If the items are returned in a different condition, we will not be able to accept them.
We highly recommend visiting us in person to experience our fine photographic tools before deciding which tool best fits your needs. Please note that our inventory is distributed among our three stores, and what you see online may be at any of these locations. Below are a few points that we’d like to make in order to meet your needs for in store pick up.
The location of each item is indicated online. For convenience, you can choose to pick up your item at any of our stores. Once purchased, the item should be ready for pick up within 4 hours at the designated store, although this might vary depending on the store's busyness and time of day. We request that you wait for a notification from us confirming that your order is ready for pick up, to ensure the best service.
If your chosen item is not available at your preferred store, we can transfer it there after purchase. If you want to pick up an item at a different store, select that store for pick up during checkout, or choose a regular shipping method and let us know your preferred pick up store via firstname.lastname@example.org or by responding to your order confirmation email.
For any questions about in-store pick up, please email email@example.com. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
We offer a concierge trade-in program for the gear you'd like to upgrade, cross-grade, or simply pass on to a new owner. This enables you to acquire the tools that fit your specific needs. The easiest way to trade is to bring your gear into one of our stores and meet with us in person. However, we also accommodate those who can't visit our stores. Our online process is both personal and simple.
To begin, fill out the form on our Trade // Sell page with the details of the fine photographic equipment or watches you'd like to trade in. One of our team members will then contact you to confirm any details we might need for an accurate estimate. We will provide an estimate that doesn’t only look at the value of your trade in but the whole picture of where you want to go. If the estimate is satisfactory to you, we can provide a shipping label for you to ship your gear to one of our stores for a final inspection and store credit. Finally, we apply that credit towards your new gear!