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Billingham Launches New Option

15th November 2019 Paul Andrews

Billingham has released its popular Thomas briefcase/laptop bag in burgundy with chocolate leather.

Available to pre-order from today at, the striking Billingham Thomas is lightweight yet supremely padded and will accommodate laptops or MacBooks up to 15”  and this versatile case includes handy removable umbrella straps, a matching leather shoulder pad and a leather luggage tally.

The perfect companion for business travellers, this premium briefcase is precision-made from rugged three-layer, waterproof FibreNyte material at the company’s Midlands-based production facility in England.

Practical and convenient, the bag features multiple interior pockets to organise a host of accessories. Billingham has also added strong leather umbrella straps onto the front, safeguarding valuable contents against damage from a damp or wet brolly. These can be removed if not required on a particular day.

The distinctive, contoured top-grain leather handles are laser-cut, stitched and meticulously hand-finished using unique equipment invented by Billingham’s own engineers.

The Thomas has been reinforced with genuine top-grain leather hide along the base for increased strength and defence against knocks or drops, while the ‘ClogBalls’ securing the front pockets and shoulder sling are built from durable solid brass. Three deep pockets can be found in the main interior compartment, with the front two open to drop in small items such as maps, diaries or sunglasses for easy access. The integrated rear pocket runs for the whole length of the bag and is secured with a zip to safeguard critical items such as passports, travel insurance documents and keys. Billingham has covered the full-length internal pocket zip with a material flap, protecting the enclosed laptop from the zip and enhancing the overall look of the bag’s interior.

Further storage is provided by three external pockets, for items such as plug adaptors or a mouse. The open, full-length exterior pocket on the back supplies a handy place for stowing a newspaper or magazine. Mindful of protecting laptops from possible scratches, Billingham has incorporated a nylon zip into the top of the bag, while the long brass zip pulls help the traveller to find the puller when in a hurry.

Each bag carries the signature embossed Billingham logo on the front, comes with its own individual serial number and is backed by the Billingham five year guarantee.

Since 1973, Billingham has been passionate about producing high quality, durable and stylish bags designed to protect valuable cameras, photographic and optics equipment, while providing owners with exceptional comfort and peace of mind. Built to meticulous standards at the company’s manufacturing facility in the West Midlands, England, Billingham’s versatile, purpose-built bags have an unrivalled reputation for excellence, and are highly revered and trusted by photographers around the world.

Each model is precision-engineered from rugged, weather-proof materials and premium padding, to ensure the contents are kept safe and secure in transit. Billingham’s outstanding products are unlike any other bags, and the special way they are developed and engineered is intrinsic to their distinctive character. Quality and detail are paramount to the production of a Billingham bag, with each typically comprising more than 100 individual components – the majority of which are custom-made by Billingham itself. Each bag comes with a five year guarantee, and is awarded its own unique serial number as a seal of perfection and authenticity, allowing the product to be tracked throughout its entire lifecycle. 

The growing Billingham range includes photographic and messenger bags, travel and leisure holdalls/carry-on luggage, padded rucksacks, binoculars cases, laptop and tablet cases, luggage tallies, leather shoulder pads and other accessories. 

Billingham is a family business located at City Estate, Corngreaves Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 7EP, United Kingdom. Its products can be found at selected approved retailers around the world.  For more information, please visit



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