Billingham Hadley Pro Original
The camera insert is removeable so one day it can be a roomy,
well-equipped camera bag; the next it can double as a business case or a
slightly posh beach bag. The Hadley Pro will accomodate A4 files and a
small laptop computer.
In use, we recommend the flap straps are adjusted to length by using
the buckle; the Quick Release System, i.e. the teardrop shaped hole
which slips over the brass stud, is used for regular opening and
closing. This way you will gain maximum benefit from the Quick Release
The materials used in the Billingham bags
We choose the very best materials and use them in a way that takes
maximum advantage of their natural properties, then manufacture the
product to precise quality standards. That's why Billingham bags have
solid brass fittings, top-grain leather, the best threads and fittings
we can find - and a reputation to match.
Most of the materials we use are exclusive to us in some way or
other: it may be simply their colour, or because of the special
manufacturing process they go through and the finishes we apply. When we
can't find the exact material we need, we design and commision our own.
As well as working closely with our suppliers to improve each aspect
of a material's performance, we also co-operate with them to ensure that
every delivery of material into our workshop meets our exacting quality
specifications. We are members of SATRA, an international organisation
who help us ensure the materials and production methods we use result in
the highest quality products. Hard wearing materials can be abrasive
and sometimes damage clothing, so our canvas has been chosen to avoid
these problems. The Martindale test, shown on the left, is used to test
for abrasion resistance.
The UK can be a pretty wet place much of the time, so it isn't
surprising that Billingham bags started life being very resistant to
rainwater. In a recent Maeser test, pictured on the right, Billingham
Stormblock Canvas was first aged and then flexed in water over 100,000
times. There was no sign of water ingress and the canvas was defined as
waterproof, so confirming our confidence in the material as suitable for
At Billingham, we are always looking for better ways of doing the
things we do by improving our materials and processes.Many of our
products have been subject to change over time as suppliers have found
better ways of doing the things they do.
Our customers demand tougher bags that are also lighter - New and
exclusive to Billingham; FibreNyte is recommended to Professional
Photographers who need a tough, hard wearing fabric for extreme
The material is purely synthetic, it has excellent abrasion
resistance while remaining supple.We've found a solution that is softer
than other man made fabric.
FibreNyte is a high performance, super durable fabric which is bonded
to a polyester lining using Billingham StormBlock butyl rubber and
weighs 10% less than our traditional canvas.
FibreNyte is more colourfast because the dyes can be bonded to the
material more easily. The black stays black and the Khaki stays Khaki.
Offering every benefit of our Traditional Canvas, with advancements suited to modern life and ways of working – FibreNyte.
Designed for Life
The protection provided by a soft bag comes about through the careful
use of closed-cell foams and the inherent pliability of the Billingham
StormBlock canvas. Our SuperFlex inserts keep cameras and lenses
protected and separated from each other. We have designed them in such a
way that they simply move out of the way when pushed, allowing the bag
to mould itself to the wearer's shape. Stiffening and shape are given to
the bag by the way we cut and stitch the material so that they
naturally hold their shape.
We cut the panels of our bags in specific ways to take advantage of
the material's ability to withstand the stresses inflicted on it by the
weight of cameras and passage of time. Not only are our bags strong and
durable, they are also genuinely soft and will mould snugly to your
Internal size: 320 x 70 x 225mm
Weight (g): 1070
Style: Shoulder Bag
Weather shield: No
Airline carry-on: Yes