Product Code: VB-BILL-HDP
The Hadley Pro has an added carry handle for portability and a stiffened top flap to give added security as the handle is stitched to the stiffener and not the canvas. It has a fully removable insert with dividers, which can be adjusted using the velcro fastenings. The fully zippered, waterproof rear pocket is useful for everyday bits and pieces which need to be kept safe and secure.
The insert lifts out in one movement and the bag has been designed to take the Billingham AVEA attachments for added capacity. The darted main flap locks into place with two adjustable quick release straps which have attractive brass buckles and the fully adjsutable shoulder strap is firmly stitched into place and then has a further leather patch to ensure absolute security. The front pouch pockets have press stud fasteners. The black bag has a black interior for added impact.
M Billingham & Co was founded in 1973 and still runs as a family business today. The bags are a UK success story as they have been conceived, designed and made here in the United Kingdom as a spin off from fishing bags, apparently the photographers of New York bought the fishing bags to carry their camera equipment in, and the rest is, as they say, history. The bags have solid brass fittings, top grain leather and waterproof canvas which is specifically chosen for its natural properties and remarkably is incredibly resistant to the weather the UK has to offer.
Billingham have branched out into synthetic fibres, which are still tough and hard wearing, but slightly lighter than the canves versions. The FibreNyte is a super durable fabric which has been bonded to a polyester lining using the Billingham StormBlock butyl rubber. This measn that the bag weighs approximately 10% less than the traditional canvas bags. It is remarkably soft, which helps eliminate any abrasion and colourfast as the dyes are bonded to the material.
W390mm (15⅜") x D160mm (6⅜") x H240mm (9⅜") (excluding top handle)
W390mm (15⅜") x D160mm (6⅜") x H280mm (11") (including top handle)
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment):
W340mm (13⅜") x D80mm (3⅛") x H210mm (8¼")
Please note this insert is flexible - especially front to back. It's one of the best things about the bag! Therefore it can fit items slightly larger than the dimensions suggest - inside it could comfortably bow out to a 'D' measurement of 100mm (3⅞") at the bottom and 120mm (4¾") at the top (at the centre), at a stretch it can go out to 160mm (6⅜").
The top flap of the insert is flexible so you can put in items slightly taller if you need to.
6.00 litres (0.21 feet³)
1.1 kgs (2.4 lbs)
Covered by a 5 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee and is Made in England.