Hadley Digital Camera Bag
All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 501304-54
- One of our smallest camera bags, yet will fit two small rangefinder style cameras or a mid-sized DSLR face down with small or mid-sized lens attached
- Constructed from a choice of 3-layer waterproof canvas or 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- Strong leather side patches for mounting of optional AVEA pockets.
- Quick Release System allows the bag to be opened and closed one handed.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
- Made in England.
- Get 10% off a Shoulder Pad when bought at same time as this bag using code 'KITBONUS'.
The Hadley Digital is the smallest of the Hadley range - and so perfect if you want to carry your camera with the minimum of fuss. However don't think that that means the capacity is lacking - it should fit a mid-sized DSLR lens downwards (as long as the lens isn't too big!) or even two rangefinder style cameras side by side.
Like all Hadleys (other than Hadley Large Pro) it features the Quick Release System (at the top of the front strap) to which we have added a solid brass buckle. Why both? Simple - the QRS allows you to open and close the bag quickly and securely with one hand and the buckle allows you to fine tune the ‘fit’ of the front pocket (you don't need to use the buckle to open the bag). For instance, if you have really packed in some bulky gear into the front pocket you can extend the front strap within the buckle to ease the fit.
Another feature common across the range is a padded inner lid over the main compartment to help keep out rain or snow and a sculpted main flap which protect the bags’ contents from adverse weather conditions. Further like all our camera bags the Hadley Digital is made with 'Stormblock' material - canvas or Fibrenyte fabric that has been bonded to butyl rubber to ensure maximum weather resistance.
For added flexibility we have made the Digital compatible with the optional AVEA Pockets - just attach them to the strong leather side panels so when you need more room you can simply add them to one or both sides.
Finally, like all our camera bags the Hadley Digital is made in England and is backed by our 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
W210mm (8¼") x D130mm (5⅛") x H210mm (8¼")
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W180mm (7⅛") x D100mm (4") x H170mm (6¾")
Capacity (Main compartment)
2.50 litres (0.09 feet³)
0.47 kgs (1.04 lbs)
Front 'dump' pocket:
Dimensions: W170mm (6¾") x D25mm (1") x H180mm (7⅛")
Capacity: 0.5 litres (0.02 feet³)
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 850mm (33½") to 1480mm (58¼") approx.
Width: 38mm (1½").
Colour of Internal Lining
|Colour of Outside of Bag||Colour of Inside Lining|
|Khaki Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Khaki FibreNyte / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Khaki FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte with Khaki Gusset / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Black FibreNyte / Black Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Black Leather||Olive|
|Burgundy Canvas / Chocolate Leather||Chocolate|
|Navy Canvas / Chocolate Leather||Chocolate|
|Grey Canvas / Black Leather||Black|
|Imperial Blue Canvas / Tan Leather||Orange|
|Neon Orange Canvas / Black Leather||Black|
|Neon Red Canvas / Black Leather||Black|
|Neon Yellow Canvas / Black Leather||Black|
Please note: Orange linings are made of a sheer nylon material with Velcro® strips - not 'brushed nylon' like our normal linings. This may limit where dividers can be placed within the bag.
Can this this bag fit a Canon 5D?
Yes it can. It will fit facing downwards so long as you don't attach it to a lens that is too long. You won't be able to fit the battery grip on too though.
Does this bag need re-proofing to keep it waterproof?
No. The fabric is made of 3 layers - the middle layer is butyl rubber. Water cannot pass through this butyl rubber layer. As long as you don't get a hole in the fabric or expose it to harsh chemicals (for example in a washing machine) the fabric should remain waterproof for many years. There is no need to apply re-proofing.
Does this bag come with a removable padded insert?
No - in this bag the padding is sewn into the lining of the bag - in this way it is different from the other Hadley bags.
Does the buckle make the bag slow to get into?
No! Hadley front straps are opened by sliding the top of the strap off the brass clogball (round stud). This is a very quick way to open and close the bag - many people learn to do this one-handed as the leather softens.
The buckle is only used very occasionally to adjust the fit of the bag.
In normal use we'd recommend keeping the buckles closed - this keeps them securely attached to the bag. Of course you can keep the bag itself open while shooting - just don't put the straps back on the clogball until you want to close bag.
What is the difference between 'Canvas' and 'FibreNyte'?
In simple terms ‘Canvas’ or ‘FibreNyte’ refers to top layer of fabric on our bags – the facecloth.
‘Canvas’ is a mix of cotton and polyester. ‘FibreNyte’ refers to our face fabric that is completely synthetic. Canvas is hard wearing, FibreNyte is very hard wearing.
Both fabrics are bonded to a non-wicking polyester backing fabric with a middle layer butyl rubber – this rubber layer makes both fabrics equally (and very) waterproof. Water can’t get through that rubber layer.
Both fabrics have a similar weave - the FibreNyte looks similar to canvas. Canvas is slightly softer to the touch, FibreNyte is slightly rougher to the touch.
People tend to choose Canvas if they want the bag to age gracefully and look vintage over time. This is particularly true of people who chose our ‘Khaki Canvas’ fabric as this looks particularly lovely as it ages.
People tend to choose FibreNyte if they want the bag to look newer for longer or if they are particularly hard on their gear - for example by carrying the bag to work with them every day, doing a lot of hiking or filling it particularly full. If you are buying a black bag it’s particularly worth considering FibreNyte as it will stay looking blacker longer. Also Sage FibreNyte is particularly attractive as a colour – it’s probably the most popular colour among our staff!
Do I need a shoulder pad for this bag?
The shoulder pad isn't essential but can stop the strap from digging into your shoulder if you carrying heavy equipment inside the bag or carrying it for long periods. It can also reduce the chances of the bag slipping off your shoulder if you don't wear it across the body. Remember only the 'SP15' and 'SP40' sizes fit this bag. Buying it with the bag will save the postage cost of buying it separately later.
Some of your bags have removable padded inserts. Does this bag have a removable padded insert?
No - on this bag the padding is sewn into the walls of the bag. However, the padded dividers are removable (they attach inside with Velcro®).
What do the end pockets look like on the bags?
Here are some photos (please remember the End Pockets aren't included with the Hadley Digital):