An evolution of the original Hadley design, the Hadley Pro integrates additional features for increased practicality and longevity, such as a reinforced hand-strap and the attachment of the shoulder strap to a concealed fibreglass stiffener. It still possesses all the unique and distinctive design elements of its predecessor; combining utility with classic world-traveller styling. To help you ... More
Billingham Hadley Pro Original - Black / Tan
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An evolution of the original Hadley design, the Hadley Pro integrates additional features for increased practicality and longevity, such as a reinforced hand-strap and the attachment of the shoulder strap to a concealed fibreglass stiffener. It still possesses all the unique and distinctive design elements of its predecessor; combining utility with classic world-traveller styling. To help you organise the bag's contents, the Hadley Pro includes a removable lift-out insert with dividers which is held in pace with Velcro. In addition to the main compartment, two front compartments and a zippered rear document pocket, the Hadley Pro also accepts auxiliary AVEA side-pouches. Billingham recommend the AVEA03 for aesthetic reasons, but the AVEA05 pouches will also fit if you really need the additional room.
At a glance:
Billingham Hadley Pro Original
Designed to hold:
DSLR with lens attached
1-2 additional lenses
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. 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.
Billingham cut the panels 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 body.
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 System.
The materials used in the Billingham bags
Billingham 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 and a reputation for quality products.
As well as working closely with suppliers to improve each aspect of a material's performance, Billingham also co-operate with them to ensure that every delivery of material to their workshop meets exacting quality specifications. They are 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 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, 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 production.