Fits: Mid-sized DSLR and 2-3 small to mid-sized lenses or 2 rangefinder or small mirrorless cameras
- Removable padded insert to turn the bag from a camera bag to a casual bag in seconds.
- Fabric bonded to butyl rubber for the ultimate in weather resistance.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- Adjustable front pockets.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
- Made in England.
The Hadley Small is one of our most popular bags - hold it and you'll understand why. Not only is it a stylish messenger bag, it is an excellent camera bag - the perfect mix of style and function.
Take for example the Quick Release System coupled with solid brass buckles. Why have we added both? Because the QRS allows you to open and close the bag silently with one hand and the buckles allow you to adjust the ‘fit’ of the front pockets. For example, if you have really squeezed in some bulky gear into one of the front pockets, you can just let out that side’s buckle to suit.
The bag also has exceptional weather resistance - to this end the outside of the bag is made with 'Stormblock' material - this is canvas or FibreNyte fabric bonded to impermeable butyl rubber. Further the bag features a sculpted top flap to stop weather getting in and a padded inner lid over the main compartment to help keep out any rain or snow that does get past and provide added 'fall resistance' to the top of the bag. Of course all this, coupled with the fact that the Hadley Small doesn't 'look' like a camera bag makes it perfect for carrying your gear discretely round the country or the city.
The Hadley Small also has a larger capacity than you might think - easily fitting a mid-sized DSLR and 2 or 3 small to mid-sized lenses or 2 rangefinder or small mirrorless cameras. Also just like all the Hadleys (except the Digital which has a single central fastener) the Hadley Small has front pockets with a secondary stud fitted to their top outer corner - open this stud to create extra space or close it to form a handy pen holder.
Further the Hadley Small features a removable padded bucket insert with 2 padded partitions and 2 padded flaps - both repositionable and removable and held in position with Velcro® strips. The partitions can be used to separate cameras or lenses from each other and the flaps used to stack lenses. The whole insert can be detached by a single press stud, to transform the Hadley into an understated, stylish travel or work bag.
Of course like all our camera bags the Hadley Small is made in England and backed by our 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
What is FibreNyte?
Many Billingham bags find themselves in some of the world’s most inhospitable places and on the receiving end of some very rough treatment. For instance, they have had a report of one of our canvas bags being accidentally dragged behind a 4x4 over rough terrain for some distance. The bag and equipment survived. Another customer told them that his Billingham had been covered in melting roofing tar in a house fire - again the bag, camera and lenses ‘lived to tell the tale.’
Despite this, Billingham decided they needed to offer an even more hard-wearing material for extreme conditions. After a long search they came upon FibreNyte - a man-made, high performance fabric which is bonded to a polyester lining with Billingham StormBlock whose useful characteristics include its excellent abrasion resistance and colour-fastness.