Billingham Eventer MKII review

The Billingham Eventer MKII is a lovely bag. Just don’t look at the price

Billingham Eventer MKII
(Image: © Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Billingham Eventer MKII has a hand-crafted, heritage look that’s just beautiful to look at and beautifully put together too. It’s tall, briefcase style dimensions make it easy to carry and pack away, but while it does allow for longer lenses it means you’ll probably have to double-stack a lot of your kit. Despite its many clever design touches, the Eventer MKII lacks smaller compartments and pockets for cables, cards and batteries, and it’s a little narrow for a pro DSLR or a camera with a grip fitted. And then, of course, there’s the price.


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    Beautiful design and materials

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    Hand-crafted finish

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    Massive front pockets

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    Slick and simple to use


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    Tall cameras will be a squeeze

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    No custom stowage for small items

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    The price!

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The Billingham Eventer MKII is an improved version of the company’s previous Eventer bag (now discontinued). It’s a tall, messenger-style bag that’s slim enough to carry painlessly on your shoulder and jam in a tight space in a luggage rack, but still very capacious.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at