Billingham introduces the Hadley Pro 2020
New addition to the acclaimed Hadley camera bag range includes advanced features for ultimate comfort, protection and portability
Cradley Heath, UK – 7 August 2019: Billingham has unveiled the Hadley Pro 2020: a new model in its iconic Hadley camera bag range, offering outstanding protection, comfort and flexibility. The new bag builds upon the popularity of the Hadley Pro – Billingham’s biggest-selling model – with the addition of several new features requested by Billingham owners and photographers worldwide. The enhancements have been designed to increase the bag’s versatility and portability while retaining the popular dimensions, capacity, ergonomics and classic format of the original Hadley Pro.
With full-frame mirrorless cameras becoming more prevalent in the market, there is once again a growing demand for bags that can accommodate slightly larger bodies and lenses. Manufactured in England from robust, three-layer, waterproof Billingham Canvas or FibreNyte material, the Hadley Pro 2020 ensures high quality, long-lasting protection for a variety of equipment – easily accommodating most DSLRs or almost any mirrorless camera with three small to medium-sized lenses and accessories.
The bag is also furnished with a special Billingham ‘HP 2020’ embroidered label to easily distinguish the new model from the Hadley Pro, Hadley Small Pro and other bags with similar features. As with all Billingham products, the Canvas or FibreNyte fabric is complemented by sturdy, full-grain leather trims, as well as solid brass fasteners and buckles for maximum longevity.
Safeguarding valuable equipment from the elements, the main top flap of the Hadley Pro 2020 is sculpted around the opening to prevent rain, snow or unwanted fingers getting into the bag, making it the perfect accessory for street photography.
Further protection is afforded by Billingham’s purpose-built Canvas or FibreNyte fabric, which includes a core of butyl rubber that is impermeable to water. FibreNyte offers all the benefits and weather-resistance of Billingham Canvas, with the extra advantage of colour fastness and even greater durability. Extremely tough, yet light in weight, neither material ever requires reproofing, both maintaining their waterproof properties throughout the life of the bag.
For ease of access, the Hadley Pro 2020 incorporates Billingham’s proprietary Quick Release System, allowing the bag to be opened and closed quickly and securely when required. In addition to this system, Billingham has fitted high quality, solid brass buckles, enabling the user to adjust and expand the two front pockets to suit their individual needs.
Completely adaptable to each photographer’s needs, the Hadley Pro 2020 comes with a removable padded insert with a lid made from fabric-covered foam that protects the contents within from all sides. By removing this insert, the Hadley Pro 2020 can be transformed into a casual messenger bag or stylish travel holdall.
Inside the padded insert, Billingham has supplied four removable, repositionable foam dividers to keep equipment and accessories fully organised – these comprise two vertical dividers and two small hinged dividers, perfect for stacking lenses.
Expandable when required, the capacity of the Hadley Pro 2020 can be increased and customised with the addition of optional Billingham AVEA 7 or 8 pockets, which fasten securely to the leather side panels to protect crucial accessories.
A comprehensive range of matching accessories is available for all Billingham bags, including top-grain leather shoulder pads for added comfort when travelling and leather luggage tallies in various colour options.
The Hadley Pro 2020 is made in England and backed by the Billingham 5 year guarantee.
A high-strength handle with leather underside for extra comfort and grip, reinforced with fibreglass to minimise stress, particularly when carrying heavy equipment
• A completely removable, adjustable shoulder sling made from rugged shuttle woven spun polyester, delivering further flexibility and convenience
• A durable luggage trolley retainer strap, making life easier for frequent travellers
• A useful weather-proof zipped pocket on the back to stow and protect important documents
W430mm (17″) x D160mm (6⅜”) x H240mm (9⅜”) (excluding top handle)
W430mm (17″) 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 also flexible so you can put in items slightly taller if you need to.
6.00 litres (0.21 feet³)
1.2 kgs (2.7 lbs)
3 in total
Front ‘dump’ pockets (x2):
Dimensions: W130 to 170mm (5⅛” to 6¾”) x D40 to 60mm (1½” to 2⅜”) x H200mm (7⅞”)
Capacity: 1 to 1.25 litres (0.03 feet³ to 0.04 feet³)
Rear zipped pocket: W320mm (12⅝”) x D Nominal x H180mm (7″)
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 1000mm (39⅜”) to 1700mm (67″”) approx.
Width: 38mm (1½”).
Weight: 0.16kg (0.35 lbs)