Hadley Large Camera Bag
All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 503533-70
- A bit taller and wider than the Hadley Pro (but smaller in every dimension than the Hadley Large Pro).
- Removable padded insert to turn the bag from a camera bag to a casual bag.
- Constructed from a choice of 3-layer waterproof canvas or 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- Adjustable front pocket.
- Fits most DSLRs (without a battery grip) or almost any mirrorless camera – and 2-4 lenses with accessories. For example it will fit a Canon 5D lens-down or lens-up with 70-200mm lens attached while still leaving space for 2 or 3 other mid-sized lenses.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee
- Made in England.
- Get 10% off a Shoulder Pad and when bought at same time as this bag using code 'KITBONUS'.
The Hadley Large is based on the original Hadley - just a little taller and slightly wider. It lacks rear zip pocket or the handle of the Hadley Pro but its extra height provides that bit of extra space for lenses or documents whilst still staying very slim and close to the body. For example you can store a Canon 5D facing lens down or lens up with a 70-200mm lens so long as you don't attach a battery grip to the camera - you'll still have room to the side for 2 or 3 more lenses.
Like all Billingham bags it is made from three layer fabric - a canvas or Fibrenyte front, a butyl rubber lining that is impermeable to water and a final layer of fabric on the inside to add strength and improve drape and durability. Like all Billingham products, the Hadley Large isn't just beautifully made, it is designed to protect your equipment and keep on doing it for years.
Along with the other Hadleys it features the Quick Release System (at the top of the front straps) to which we have added solid brass buckles. Why both? Simple, the QRS allows you to open and close the bag quickly and securely and the buckles allow you to fine tune the ‘fit’ of the front pockets (you don't need to open the buckles to open the bag). For instance, if you have really packed in some bulky gear into one front pocket, you can just let out that side’s buckle to suit.
Also like the other Hadleys (except the Hadley Digital which has a single central fastener) the Hadley Large has a secondary stud fitted to both front pockets’ top outer corner which can be used to increase or reduce its capacity when closed it forms a perfect place to clip pens, pencils, etc.
Like every Hadley (apart from the Digital) the Large features a removable padded bucket insert with adjustable partitions and an integral flap, held in position with Velcro® touch fastener strips. If you want to stack your kit, you can use more dividers. The whole insert can be detached by a single press stud, to transform the Hadley Large from a camera bag into an understated, stylish travel or work bag.
Finally like all Billingham camera bags it is made in England and comes with our 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
The padded insert inside a Billingham Hadley Large.
W380mm (15") x D140mm (5½") x H310mm (12¼")
Internal Dimensions (Main Compartment)
W370mm (14⅝") x D80mm (3⅛") x H270mm (11⅞")
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 140mm (5½) at the top (at the centre), at a stretch it can expand to 160mm (6⅜").
8.00 litres (0.28 feet³)
0.97 kgs (2.14 lbs)
Front 'dump' pockets (x2)
Dimensions: W140 to 190mm (5½” to 7½”) x D50 to 70mm (2” to 2¾”) x H250mm (9⅞”)
Capacity 1.5 to 1.75 litres (0.05 feet³ to 0.06 feet³)
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 840mm (33") to 1450mm (57") 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|
|Khaki FibreNyte with Sage Front / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Khaki FibreNyte with Sage Gusset / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Sage with Khaki FibreNyte Front / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Sage with Khaki FibreNyte Gusset / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Black Leather||Olive|
|Black FibreNyte / Black Leather||Olive|
|Grey Canvas / Black Leather||Black|
|Imperial Blue Canvas / Tan Leather||Orange|
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.
Peter Cripps Photography - https://petercrippsphotography.co.uk/2017/06/13/billingham-hadley-large-the-ultimate-day-bag/
How does the size of this compare to the 'Hadley Pro' and 'Hadley Large Pro'?
The Hadley Large is slightly wider and quite a bit taller than the Hadley Pro. Its smaller in every dimension than the Hadley Large Pro.
Can this bag fit a DSLR with a 70-200mm lens attached?
Yes! It will fit a typical Canon or Nikon DSLR with a 70-200mm lens attached.
It will still fit with a battery grip attached (or if its a tall one like a Canon 1DX) but it will push the front of the bag out quite a bit - in that case you might want to go with the 'Hadley Large Pro' instead.
Do the buckles 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. We'd recommend keeping the strap in the buckle during normal use - this keeps the straps securely attached to the bag.
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.
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.
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.
Does this bag have a removable padded insert?
Yes this bag comes with a removable padded insert included in the price. You can take the padded insert out if not carrying cameras - this turns the bag into a great casual bag.