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Ideal for day-trips, this smaller, lighter cousin of the original Hadley boasts the same timeless, distinctive styling, workmanship and features which have made the original bag a legend amongst travellers and photographers. The padded photo insert’s dividers can be configured to fit your specific requirements or the insert can be removed completely; converting the photobag into a traditional shoulder bag. More
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 FibreNyte. 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 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.
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.
Billingham are always looking for better ways of doing the things we do by improving our materials and processes. Many of their products have been subject to change over time as suppliers have found better ways of doing the things they do. Billingham 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 conditions.
The material is purely synthetic, it has excellent abrasion resistance while remaining supple. 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 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. The material offers every benefit of traditional canvas, with advancements suited to modern life and ways of working.
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Quality to beat all competition !
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Billingham Hadley Small - Sage FibreNyte / Tan:
Almost my whole camera outfit, Sony NEX 7 based, fits in the bag so it is always ready for action ! The materials are very tactile and feel very robust. I am also very pleased to have found such a great bag, British -made.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great little bag!
I have the larger version of this bag and decided to go for this to use on the days when I just want to carry the minimum amount of equipment. This takes my Canon 5d mark iii with the 24-105mm lens plus a 50mm prime and I can fit my phone, wallet and lens pen the front pockets.I like the fact that it isn't an obvious camera bag, but for thus price the shoulder pad should be included rather than being an optional extra.
Excellent all round functional bag
About Me Pro Photographer
I bought this just before going to a festival to avoid having to carry a heavy kit bag around. Its perfect for housing a spare lens, flash gun and a couple of spare battery packs along side my smaller canon G11 and still has room to hold all personal essentials also. Since I purchased the Billy its been in use every day with out fail! You may balk at the price but its well worth every penny for quality and durability.
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