The Billingham Hadley Pro has evolved from the original Billingham design the bag has classic features and is of course constructed from Billinghams Storm block Canvas and is designed to last forever.
This is not an overstatement look around the web and there are many people who have had their Billingham bags for 25 years+ and are still going strong.
The Hadley Pro bag features a main compartment 2 expandable front pockets and a rear zipped flap pocket the bag is covered with a flap to ensure 100% protection of your camera gear.
The flap covers the top of the main compartment and half of the front of the bag, the flap is secured by 2 brass buckles and leather straps. The brass buckles are attached to the front pockets and sit on Billinghams usual quality leather.
The Buckled straps have a quick release system for those times when you want quick access and don’t want to undo the traditional buckles. The top of the straps attach to brass studs that are secured to the flap. The straps can simply be pulled off the studs so you can quickly access the bag.
On top of the flap is a stiff carry handle that is attached to a hidden fibreglass stiffener that sits in the top of the flap, this way the bag retains its shape at all times and the weight of the bag is taken by the stiffener not the bag material.
Under the flap is the main compartment which has a detachable thickly padded insert, the insert has a thick padded flap at the top and numerous Velcro dividers this is where your camera and lenses go. The insert can be removed so you can use the Hadley Pro as a normal bag if required.
So how much gear can you get inside? you can get a DSLR with a couple of large lenses or 4 small lenses stacked the bag is pretty thin so you won’t get a DSLR with a lens attached with all this gear unfortunately, but remove the dividers and you will snugly fit a DSLR with a 70-200mm attached which would suit some Photographers nicely (you might even be able to squeeze in a couple of small lenses at the bottom underneath dividers)
On the front of the bag are 2 expandable pockets these pockets are flapped and sealed with single press studs these are accessory pockets. At the rear of the bag is a flat zipped pocket complete with brass zip pull which will fit a small tablet A4 paper or a Net book.
The bag has an adjustable shoulder strap which is secured to the sides of the bag with heavy duty leather extra pouches can be secured to the leather if need be as their is space underneath each side of where the strap attaches.
The Billingham Hadley Pro is a serious choice for the outdoor Photographer and is a firm favourite with street photographers
External Dimensions 39 x 12 x 26 cm Internal dimensions 34 x 8 x 23 cm
Available in colours Khaki, Sage, Grey, Neon Red, Neon Orange, Black, Neon Yellow