Billingham 550 Classic Safari Soft Case

550 Classic Safari

It's huge main compartment suits those with tons of kit, the 550 has been a firm favourite of professionals for over 20 years. You can often spot 550's in crowds at major press events on T.V. It's solid yet comfortable design remains the basis of all our photographic luggage.

User Reviews (3)

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Robert Spicer   Intermediate [Apr 18, 2000]
Model Reviewed: 550 Classic Safari
Strength:

Super strong and tough this bag is built to last and last. Loads of room to store all the things you don't really need to take with you.

Weakness:

See last line above. Therefore can become very heavy. Initial cost. £ 200.00 in UK.

Superb product but expensive for infrequent use. I take mine everywhere and therefore it represents excellent value to me. Very waterproof and hard wearing.

Customer Service

Phoned to make enquiry just to test them out, couldn't have be more helpfull.

Similar Products Used: Similar products from Lowepro Safari Etc
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
eos guy   Professional [Sep 12, 2000]
Strength:

Built to last !
Waterproof !
Looks good !
Does NOT scream !Camera bag, Come steal me !!!)

Weakness:

None really ! (Maybe that i tend to load more than i need into my 550 therefor making it heavy

You get what you pay for !
Its expensive (189 UK pounds !) but it will probably out live/last me !

Customer Service

Never had to use it (And doubt i ever will !)

Similar Products Used: Many Many different Makers tried but none come close to my Billingham 550 !
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Vish Vishvanath   Professional [Nov 03, 2000]
Strength:

Waterproof - has stood in a foot of water in the sea.
Built to last - used and abused it for eight years now.
Looks good - also used as an overnight bag...

Weakness:

Could be quicker to open, like the 445, and it could use more closed pockets and pouches, but that's it.

The bag is waterproof, although water seeps in around the lug holes at the bottom, but doesn't get very far. The size means you chuck more equipment in than you realistically need, but that's not the bag's problem. It has a solid base and padded sides to protect your gear and it still looks as good as it did eight years ago. Cost me £150 then. Expensive then, and expensive now. But I've never had to think about what I carry my gear in.

Customer Service

Excellent.

Similar Products Used: None.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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