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Billingham Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim)

B&H # BILHK Mfr # BI 503533
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Product Highlights
  • Fits D-SLR Camera or Camcorder Kit
  • Can Hold a Small Laptop Computer
  • StormBlocker Waterproof Canvas
  • Closed-cell Foam Interior
  • Two Exterior Pockets
  • Attached Shoulder Strap

The Billingham Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim) is designed to carry a rangefinder camera, a small digital SLR camera with 3 lenses or a camcorder; all with accessories. The bag is constructed from StormBlocker dual laminate waterproof canvas with high-density, closed-cell foam interior. It has a removable insert, which snaps securely into the interior of the bag and the Superflex partition system that includes; 2 large and 2 small dividers. There are bellowed front pockets with buckle adjustments and 2 expandable exterior pockets. The bag is carried by an attached, adjustable shoulder strap.

Construction
  • StormBlocker dual laminate waterproof canvas exterior
  • High-density, closed-cell foam interior
  • QRC (Quick Release System) allows for fast access
  • Removable insert, which snaps securely into the interior of the bag
  • Superflex partition system includes; 2 large and 2 small dividers
  • Solid brass clog bolt and harness locking system
  • Front leather straps are fully adjustable, allowing for expansion when carrying bulkier gear
Top protective rain flap completely covers both the interior of the bag as well as the front bellows pockets
Quick fold top for immediate access to gear
Side weather flaps
Extra large front cover flap
Pockets
  • Bellowed front pockets with buckle adjustments
  • Two expandable exterior pockets
Attached, adjustable shoulder strap
Material Exterior: StormBlocker dual laminate, waterproof canvas
Interior: High-density, closed-cell foam
Trim: Tan leather
Type of Closure Solid brass clog bolt and harness locking system
Quick release buckles
Exterior Dimensions 14.875 x 5.0 x 10" (37.78 x 12.7 x 25.4cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 14 x 3.25 x 9.75" (35.56 x 8.26 x 24.77cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates Rangefinder or digital SLR camera with lenses and accessories
Camcorder with accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Weight 2.2 lbs (1.0kg)
Billingham Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim)
  • Removable Insert
  • Set of Superflex Dividers
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    BillinghamHadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim)
     
    4.7

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Comfortable (12)
    • Easily accessible equipment (11)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Well padded (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily usage (11)
      • Protecting gear (8)
      • Transporting gear (8)
      • Travel (7)
      • Daily transport (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      You will love it !!!

      This bag is big enough to carry all this stuff : canon 5D mkII, canon 70-200 f2.8 IS + 1.4X, canon 50 f1.2, canon 24 f1.4, canon 24-70 f2.8 mkII,...Read complete review

      This bag is big enough to carry all this stuff : canon 5D mkII, canon 70-200 f2.8 IS + 1.4X, canon 50 f1.2, canon 24 f1.4, canon 24-70 f2.8 mkII, canon 100 f2.8 IS macro, canon Speedlite 430EX, extra battery with charger, 4 filters, 3 CF cards, macbook air.

      The quality is great. When the bag is fully loaded, the strap is uncomfortable. You will need the shoulder pad (SP-20) if you expect to carry the bag for a long period. You can remove the insert (with all the stock inside) to use the bag to carry other things than camera gear.

      The price is higher than the majority of camera bag, but you will have much more than the others.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Problems using Hadley shoulder Bag

      I am a Pro user, wanted a more attractive bag which I thought might initially impress or attract new clients. The bag is attrctive, well made, and sized well, but has one...Read complete review

      I am a Pro user, wanted a more attractive bag which I thought might initially impress or attract new clients. The bag is attrctive, well made, and sized well, but has one major defect: the leather closures on the top flap are not very secure, and easily opened, unlike the locking plastic closure on the better LowePro, Tamrac, etc. bags. I can't take the chance of a lens or body falling out of a partially open, or open bag, and and often in industrial ( factories, showrooms, outdoor sites)locations where the bag gets bounced around and secure closures are essential.

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      5.0

      Great design, and durability

      By El Gringo Esteban

      from Venice, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Great Bag 2nd One 4 Me
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Daily Usage
      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

      Briefcase, camera bag, lap top

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      5.0

      Nice Bag

      By GM

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim):

        This bag looks very nice...it does not look like a camera bag at all. I have not used it yet so I don't have an opinion how practical it is yet.

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        5.0

        Almost as perfect as the Original

        By Bakeneko

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Spacious
        • Styling

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Street photography
        • Travel

        Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

        I got this bag to replace my damaged Hadley Original (freak accident that ripped the canvas). The Original was the perfect bag for me, capable of comfortably carrying my Nikon w/ 3 primes (1 mounted), various supplies, and house keys/wallet. It was about as large as one would want for a functional street bag. It offered easy access, conformed to my back/hip sufficiently, and wasn't too heavy (I never loaded it to the max). The newer Hadley Large nearly matches Original in all of these aspects, but because it's a bit larger overall, it pushes the limits of comfort and easy access. Having been used to the smaller Original, getting used to working with this bag took some time. I wish Billingham still produced the Original. I know the Pro is closest in dimension with the Original, but the handle on the Pro rules it out for me. I find it just gets in the way and it doesn't seem to fit the styling like the handles of the 5 Series.

        Overall, this bag is a Billingham, and so oozes with quality and style. If I could rate it 4.5/5 I would, solely because it's a tad too large for my street photography needs.

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        5.0

        Found it

        By Chaz

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Versatile
        • Very Rain Resistant
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Macbook 15" With Sleeve
          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

          Im an amateur user but really love to look put together and with a normal "camera bag" I wasnt happy, always switching bags. This bag I have had about a year and it is still great. I carry it literally everyday. Days where im out Ill have the camera insert in and take pictures. Other days Ill take the insert out, put a padded sleeve for my 15" macbook and carry that. Ipad mini fits perfectly in the front pockets for the photo outings. I would recommend the shoulder pad, the bag never falls off my shoulder. Ive been in many rain storms with the bag and never leaked. I cant tell you how much I love this bag. Only complaint is that I would love a top handle, possibly a zip pouch. Next bag will be a hadley pro when I get a smaller laptop. Ill always have this bag. it was definitely worth the high price tag.

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          5.0

          You will love it !!!

          By Marc

          from Quebec, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Protection
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Travel

            Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim):

            This bag is big enough to carry all this stuff : canon 5D mkII, canon 70-200 f2.8 IS + 1.4X, canon 50 f1.2, canon 24 f1.4, canon 24-70 f2.8 mkII, canon 100 f2.8 IS macro, canon Speedlite 430EX, extra battery with charger, 4 filters, 3 CF cards, macbook air.

            The quality is great. When the bag is fully loaded, the strap is uncomfortable. You will need the shoulder pad (SP-20) if you expect to carry the bag for a long period. You can remove the insert (with all the stock inside) to use the bag to carry other things than camera gear.

            The price is higher than the majority of camera bag, but you will have much more than the others.

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            4.0

            Quality with Class

            By TheTYK

            from Boston

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Cumbersome

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Protecting Gear

            Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

            Waoh! Where do I begin..The canvas material of this bag is simply awesome, it has a smooth and soft feel to it. The overal design of the bag looks very nice and I can even fit my 15" Mac with retina in it. Although sometimes when I don't have my laptop in it, I wish it would be smaller. Given the price tag, I was first hesitant to buy it, but I thought I could always return it later if I'm not pleased with the bag. However, after I got the bag, it was too hard to resist. I believe if you have the money, go for it!

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            5.0

            Solid Stylish Functional

            By The Venerable Bean

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

              This is a solid, stylish, and functional bag. The material is heavy and of a fine water repellent weave.

              I have wanted a bag which does not look like a camera bag for small location shoots and travel where I need both camera and laptop computer. I can fit my 13" MacBook Pro snugly in the back inside divider. I can place my Nikon D200 with a sizable 24-85mm lens on the left, I had an open space in the middle which could fit a large flash, and stacked two lenses on the right. The front pouches held a fair amount of objects: charger and cord, polarizing filter, memory cards, etc. I can put a large paperback book in the other pouch.

              The only thing that one might consider lacking are dividers or small pouches in the front pockets for easy organizing of small objects like memory cards. With all of this gear I would recommend adding the shoulder pad for comfort when the bag is heavily laden.

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              5.0

              Well-made, nice looking, and functioning

              By Taiker

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Enough Pocket Room
              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

              First I was't so sure about the size of this big. I was looking for a walk-around bag, a bag that can fit one DSLR nicely and sometime one lens. This bag did its job really well. When I just got the bag, it is much bigger than I expected, but just the size I need. (I am quite bulk, so a tiny small back on me will be really really weird) It fit my 5D Mark III with 24-105 (without hood) nicely. Vertically insert the camera w/ lens, still gives a plenty of space. Probably can fit another Fuji X100/X Pro1 on top of that. Beside the camera, there are still spaces from other 2 lanes/flash. 70-200 F2.8L II(without hood) will fit just fine. So I guess a 24-70 will also fit as well. It is really well-made overall, when you get the bag, you will know what you paid for. The feel of the material just better, it's water resistance , and the top cover is well covered to protect your gear from any weather that you normally expect. And it is looking nicely too. (Can't say stylish, but people can't tell it's a camera bag)However, Larger size might be a little too big for mirror-less or rangefinder photographers, the Pro and the Small should fits pretty well.

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              3.0

              Problems using Hadley shoulder Bag

              By Shooter

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • Easily Opened
              • Insecure Top Closure

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                I am a Pro user, wanted a more attractive bag which I thought might initially impress or attract new clients. The bag is attrctive, well made, and sized well, but has one major defect: the leather closures on the top flap are not very secure, and easily opened, unlike the locking plastic closure on the better LowePro, Tamrac, etc. bags. I can't take the chance of a lens or body falling out of a partially open, or open bag, and and often in industrial ( factories, showrooms, outdoor sites)locations where the bag gets bounced around and secure closures are essential.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great bag for travel

                By Derek Y

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Suited For Work

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                great travel bag.
                size and format means you carefully consider what to bring for travel.

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                4.0

                Good looking and Light Bag

                By Thomas Gao

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Storage
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

                  Used for camera, 15' laptop, accessories.
                  No small pockets inside for organizing small items like batteries, memory cards, keys, etc. No handheld handle. But true to its claimed quality. Compact and lightweight.
                  B&H is a reliable store.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic Bag Worth the Money

                  By Timofei

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                    At first i was hesitant to spend $ on a shoulder bag, but it is absolutely fantastic. I use it every day as a shoulder bagwithout the insert. I keep my camera gear in the removable compartment, so when i want to bring myequipment i can just slide it in and i am ready to go very fast, very easy. The only concern i have with the bag is that my 15" mac book pro doesn't quite fit when i have the incert loaded with my cameras and lenses, but it does fit if i keep the gear to the minimum. Also the optional $ Tripod straps should be included...

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                    4.0

                    Nicely made

                    By Richard

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Access Equipment

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage

                    Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                    The bag was nicely made but the way to open the bag is kind of hideous and time consuming.

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                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By Swecam

                    from Sweden

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                          Nice size, good quality

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                          5.0

                          Too small for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

                          By Iriewoman Photography & Art

                          from Oregon

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

                            I purchased this shoulder bag for my new camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Unfortunately the camera is too big - or the bag too small - for a comfortable and easy fit.

                            However, I did not return the bag, and this should be a testament to its superb quality and function. I love the waterproofed canvas and the leather detail. The clasps open easily and the shoulder strap is positioned correctly so the bag does not try to tumble if it is picked up at a funny angle. The padded interior provides a safe environment for gadgets, cameras, lenses. The dividers are flexible with velcro edges and can be easily readjusted or folded out of the way.

                            I will use this bag for transporting laptop and/or electronic accessories. For my camera, I went much bigger with the Billingham 445.

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                            5.0

                            Great (and darn stylish) Camera Bag!

                            By Falco the Fashion Photographer

                            from San Jose, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Spacious
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Stylish
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Easily attracts dog hair

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                            After watching Kai (DigitalRev from Youtube) review/sport this classy bag, I just had to pick it up for its functionality, quality, and style.

                            This is the bag that I use for my Canon 7D w/50mm 1.4, a telephoto lens, a speedlite, and my new Fujifilm x10. Not only do all of these items fit, the ergonomics of the bag make my items feel incredibly lighter due to the thin yet durable canvas.

                            Pros
                            - Very stylish design that can pass off as a regular, fashionable messenger bag.
                            - Easy to open straps.
                            - Very spacious interior with plenty of cushion for your camera.
                            - Reasonable Price
                            - Great quality leather and materials used

                            Cons
                            - Canvas material attracts dog hair very easily

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                            5.0

                            Great quality!

                            By Makkun

                            from Tokyo, Japan

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage
                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                              I previously bought a Lowepro Slingshot Bag, but just found it was not very convenient when you need to change lens. So I've been looking for a messenger bag to use as a camera bag (although not padded like camera bags) and came across this great product! Very confortable, enough room to carry two cameras, some lenses and accessories, weather resistant (does not have to cover it like Lowepro) and not to mention very stylish!
                              A bit expensive but definitely it was worth every penny.

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                              5.0

                              THE BEST SHOULDER BAG

                              By TIMEPORT4

                              from VERMONT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage

                              Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                              VERY CONFORTABLE ,EASY TO USE,IT FITS ALL KIND OF GEAR,WORTH ALL THE MONEY SPEND.

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                              5.0

                              worth the price!

                              By Rick

                              from Melbourne

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Pricey poor value

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage

                              Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                              I'm a trendy person who really hate those regular camera bags. Billingham just fit my style, very luxurious, well designed.. and i also use as a messenger bag. The only cons is its high price. For those who doesnt want just a camera bag, but stylish bag, this is it!

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                              4.0

                              versatile, quality bag

                              By Eva

                              from Utah

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                              • Cumbersome

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage
                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Hadley Shoulder Bag, Large (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

                              I've only had this bag for a few days, but i love it already. Great quality... it stands up to being taken out in the rain. My camera feels very secure, plus there's room for my laptop, wallet, sunglasses, notebook and planner, magazine, keys, etc... I'm having a baby in a couple of weeks, and it seems like there will be room for diapers and things, too. Overall, a very practical and beautiful bag.

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