Billingham adds Grey Canvas/Black Leather option to Hadley Small Pro line-up



Billingham adds Grey Canvas/Black Leather option to the Hadley Small Pro line-up:

Billingham adds Grey Canvas/Black Leather option to Hadley Small Pro line-up

Hard-wearing professional photographic bag provides outstanding protection for compact system cameras

20 February 2020

Billingham has introduced a Grey Canvas/Black Leather option to its Hadley Small Pro range, following requests from customers around the world. This smart new colour combination will be available while stocks last, with pre-orders starting today, 20 February, at this pre-sale link. A limited number of the bags will be on sale at The Photography Show from Wex Photo Video (stands B122 & C120, NEC Birmingham, 14-17 March), and general sale will begin on 27 March from authorised Billingham stockists across the UK.

The Hadley Small Pro provides exceptional protection for small mirrorless system cameras, rangefinders and mid-sized DSLRs. Precision-engineered at Billingham’s manufacturing facility in the West Midlands, this premium bag is rugged, weather-resistant yet extremely compact and light, making it perfect for travelling, or for carrying smaller equipment on location shoots or daily photographic work.

With a suggested retail price of £200 including VAT, the Hadley Small Pro now comes in seven different colour combinations (listed below):

• Khaki Canvas/Tan Leather
• Khaki FibreNyte/Chocolate Leather
• Sage FibreNyte/Chocolate Leather
• Burgundy Canvas/Chocolate Leather
• Black Canvas/Tan Leather
• Black FibreNyte/Black Leather
• Grey Canvas/Black Leather

As with all Billingham products, the Hadley Small Pro is made in England, and crafted from the company’s highly durable Canvas or colour-fast FibreNyte material. These hard-wearing textiles are bonded to Stormblock material: two layers of fabric fused with butyl rubber for ultimate weather resistance. Due to its special composition, Stormblock never requires 'reproofing', remaining water-resistant for its entire life.

An upgrade on the popular Hadley Small, the bag offers a number of features to appeal to professional photographers. A strong, padded, leather-reinforced handle on the top cover provides extra comfort and a secure grip. The adjustable, shuttle woven polyester shoulder strap is detachable, transforming the Hadley Small Pro into a stylish, compact messenger bag when removed, ideal for photographers wishing to use it as carry-on luggage.

A handy rear pocket, featuring a water-repellent zip for protection against adverse conditions, allows owners to stow important documents such as passports or tickets for quick and easy access when on the move. The durable rear luggage strap enables the bag to be conveniently retained on a trolley suitcase handle for fuss-free transportation.

The Hadley Small Pro’s premium quality fittings and buckles have been manufactured from solid brass, while the trims and straps are made from the finest full-grain leather. Each bag has been carefully finished and numbered by an individual Billingham team member and carries a unique serial code, and the signature Billingham logo has been embossed into leather on the front main flap.

Its sculpted top cover protects the contents from the elements, while inside the bag, a generously padded full-sized insert delivers excellent impact protection for valuable equipment, which can be unclipped and removed if required, to convert the Hadley Small Pro to a work bag, compact travel holdall or day bag for personal belongings.

For additional flexibility, within the insert are two removable, repositionable padded vertical dividers that run the height of the bag, plus two smaller dividers for stacking lenses. The top of the insert features a padded flap, further safeguarding possessions from rain, and delivering added protection in the event of a fall or knock.

Two spacious, expanding front pockets provide extra capacity for storing lenses or accessories, and incorporate studs that can be unfastened or closed for increased versatility. The leather front straps with Quick Release System ensure fast and discreet access to the equipment inside the bag, and can be effortlessly opened or secured with one hand. Two high quality brass buckles allow the photographer to adjust the leather straps to fit snugly around the front pockets and their contents.

The Billingham Hadley Small Pro comes with a five year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Billingham Hadley Small Pro specifications

External dimensions (W x D x H)

Internal dimensions (W x D x H)

330mm x 140mm x 260mm

260mm x 80mm x 190mm

Weight (inc shoulder sling and padded insert) 0.9kg
Main compartment capacity 3.5 litres
Front pockets (x2) capacity 0.5 to 0.75 litres each
Included accessories Removable full insert

Divider set (2 x small and 2 x large dividers)

Front straps

Removable shoulder sling

Optional accessories Fine leather shoulder pad (SP40)

Fine leather luggage tally

Replacement insert, dividers and straps as above

A family business, Billingham thoroughly sources and tests all materials, ensuring that every bag is built for maximum strength and reliability, using the most innovative, durable and authentic components. Manufacturing is carried out to meticulous standards of technical precision, and once the product passes the company’s rigorous quality checks, an individual laser-engraved woven label containing a unique 10-digit barcoded serial number is applied. This represents the Billingham seal of excellence, and allows the bag to be registered, identified and tracked throughout its life.

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

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