The Hadley Pro in black canvas and tan leather trim 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 adjustable 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 means 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.
The bags are a particularly good buy as they retain their resale value, due to their longevity.
Billingham Bags are so well made, that Billingham offer a 5 year warranty. Once your bag has been purchased, simply fill in the reigistration card that comes with the bag, send it to Billingham and they will register you for the 5 year warranty. The warranty applies to the original purchaser of the bag and gives added confidence that the bag you buy, is designed to last.
|External Dimensions (W x D x H)||
350 x 120 x 250 mm
|Internal Dimensions (W x D x H)||
320 x 70 x 225mm
SP50 Shoulder Pad
AVEA 3, 5 & 6
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