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Billingham Debut ‘Galbin’ Premium Binoculars Case Range

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

Billingham’s new cases, named the ‘Galbin’ range, have been designed to transport and protect a broad range of full-size binoculars

Joining the bird watching, nature and optics industry for the first time, Billingham has announced the Galbinbinoculars case range. Designed to carry a wide variety of binoculars in 8×32, 8×42 and 10×42 sizes, these high quality cases will be available for the first time at Birdfair, Rutland Water, 17-19 August 2018.

The name ‘Galbin’ was inspired by astronomer, Galileo Galilei, the inventor of one of the earliest forms of telescope, combined with the word ‘binoculars’.

Made in England at the company’s Cradley Heath facility, and meeting meticulous technical standards, the Galbin 8 and Galbin 10 are precision-engineered to offer the greatest level of protection for valuable optics equipment when travelling, out in the field or in transit. Each case is manufactured from premium Billingham materials and is fortified with a layer of high-grade foam padding. Two colour combinations will be available from launch: Sage FibreNyte with a full grain Chocolate leather trim, or durable Black Canvas with full grain Black leather trim.

Billingham’s new Galbin 10 Binocular cases
Billingham’s new Galbin 10 Binocular cases

Billingham FibreNyte and Canvas are both hard-wearing yet lightweight materials. They never require reproofing and remain moisture-resistant for the whole lifetime of the bag. FibreNyte is an ultra-rugged material that is colour-fast and delivers exceptional durability and protection against wear and tear.

Billingham’s new Galbin 8 Binocular case – interior protection at the highest level
Billingham’s new Galbin 8 Binocular case – interior protection at the highest level

Versatile enough to carry a range of equipment such as cameras, lenses and accessories, each Galbin case includes a comfortable, adjustable and detachable shoulder sling strap made of high-strength shuttle-woven material.

Incorporating Billingham’s Quick Release System, a strong leather strap with a solid brass ‘clogball’ fastener is positioned on the front of the bag to allow the owner to gain access to equipment, quickly and quietly, the instant it is needed. This flexible mechanism avoids the risk of disturbing the subjects being observed and allows rapid opening and closing with one hand for maximum convenience.

Billingham Galbin

Two sturdy leather reinforced straps are secured by press studs on the back, which enable secure attachment to a belt for optimum portability.

Delivering protection from the elements, dust and moisture, each case features a contoured outer main flap, as well as an internal soft cover with drawstring cord fastener and secure toggle lock, affording additional defence against inclement weather conditions.

A handy slip pocket has been integrated into the design at the back of the main compartment, for the storage of rainguards, objective lens covers, notebooks, accessories or mobile phones.

Billingham’s new Galbin 8 Binocular cases
Billingham’s new Galbin 8 Binocular cases

With 45 years of experience of manufacturing highly protective photographic, leisure and travel bags, we felt that our venture into the observation optics industry was a natural progression. Our increasing conversations with our customers around the world uncovered the suggestion to create such a product, and we now believe it’s the perfect time to enter the market. Whether travelling, carrying equipment between locations or when out in the field watching wildlife, it’s essential to keep valuable optics safe and secure. We designed our Galbin cases to be lightweight and comfortable to carry, while offering easy access for the silent retrieval of binoculars at crucial moments. As with all our bags, they have been engineered from the most robust materials to deliver the greatest possible protection from wear and tear, accidental knocks and unfavourable weather conditions.

Pricing and availability

The new Galbin cases will cost £120 [Galbin 8] and £135 [Galbin 10] inc VAT, and will be available from Billingham stockists after the Birdfair exhibition.

All Billingham Galbin cases come with a 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Find more information on the Billingham range here

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.