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Billingham Launch 2 New AVEA Pockets: The 7 & 8

Simon Skinner - 6 months ago

Billingham expands bag accessories line-up with new AVEA pockets; the AVEA 7 and AVEA 8. Protective, high quality padded pockets attach securely to Billingham bags or a belt to provide useful extra space for lenses and accessories

Billingham AVEA pockets

Designed to transport a range of accessories including as lenses, caps, filters and even small cameras, the padded AVEA pockets give great protection and ample storage space, making it easier to make the most from your favourite Billingham bag.

Both the AVEA 7 and 8 come in Billingham’s waterproof Canvas or you can also buy in FibreNyte material with full grain leather trim. There are numerous colour combinations to complement the company’s extensive bag range and all are manufactured to the high-quality standards that you’d expect to find from products coming from the Billingham factory in the West Midlands, England.

Billingham AVEA pockets

For attachment to Billingham’s most recent bags, like the Hadley One and Hadley Small Pro, the AVEA 7 and 8 include slightly thinner straps compared to existing AVEA models. Offering a larger internal capacity, they also feature a brand new curved design. As with all AVEA accessories, they can also be securely attached to a belt.

Each AVEA pocket is padded on the sides and base with high-density, closed-cell foam and incorporates heavy-duty press stud strap closures made of solid brass. The user simply passes the AVEA’s two leather straps through the leather reinforcement patch on the side of the bag and secures them tightly with the press studs. Within the pocket is a weather-proof drawstring cord fastener and toggle lock, for added protection against the elements, dust and moisture. A nylon anti-fray lining has been stitched into the seams and the top flap’s internal leather binding.

Billingham’s three-layer, waterproof 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 AVEA 7 and 8 tech specs

Billingham AVEA pockets
Billingham AVEA pockets

AVEA 7

  • External dimensions: H 180mm x W 130mm [measured at the top] x D 90mm
  • Internal dimensions: H 150mm x W 100mm [measured at the top] x D 60mm
  • Capacity 0.5 litres
  • Weight: 0.13kg

AVEA 8

  • External dimensions: H 200mm x 165mm [measured at the top] x D 95mm
  • Internal dimensions: H 180mm x W 125mm [measured at the top] x D 80mm
  • Capacity: 1.1 litres
  • Weight: 0.17kg

AVEA Pockets compatibility with other Billingham bags

AVEA 7

  • Hadley Small Pro
  • Hadley One
  • Hadley Digital
  • Hadley Pro
  • Hadley Large Pro
  • S4
  • f2.8
  • f1.4
  • L2
  • 25 Rucksack

AVEA 8

  • Hadley One
  • Hadley Pro
  • Hadley Large Pro
  • 25 Rucksack

AVEA 3

  • Hadley Digital
  • Hadley Pro
  • Hadley Large Pro
  • f1.4
  • f2.8
  • S2
  • S3
  • S4
  • L2
  • 25 Rucksack

AVEA 5

  • Hadley Digital
  • Hadley Pro
  • Hadley Large Pro
  • f1.4
  • f2.8
  • S2
  • S3
  • S4
  • L2
  • 25 Rucksack

Pricing and availability

The AVEA 7 and 8 come with a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee and are available now from Billingham’s own website and approved Billingham stockists at £60 and £62 respectively.

More information on the Billingham range can be found at www.billingham.co.uk.

About the author

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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.

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