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Billingham SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black)

B&H # BISP40B Mfr # BI 528501
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Product Highlights
  • 3.0mm Top Grain Leather
  • Closed-cell Foam Padding
  • Neoprene Gripper Bottom

The Billingham SP40 Shoulder Pad (Black) is a contemporary style pad made to fit bags with 1.5" wide straps. The oversized pad is made from 3.0mm top grain leather with closed cell foam padding and a neoprene gripper to provide comfort and grip. The strap attaches under loops that use a press stud to close.

Material
  • 3.0mm top grain leather
  • Closed-cell foam
  • Neoprene gripper bottom
Attaches under loops that use a press stud to close
Compatible with Billingham 1.5" wide straps
Material Exterior: 3.0mm top grain leather
Exterior: Neoprene gripper bottom
Interior: Closed cell foam
Attachment Method Fits under strap loops
Weight 3.53 oz (100g)
Billingham SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    BillinghamSP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan)
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable strap (9)
    • Durable (6)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • High quality (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Daily transport (3)
      • Daily use (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Comfort-oriented (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Essential accessory

      By Jonathan

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

        I waited diligently for this shoulder pad to be restocked, and I'm glad I did. Like the Billingham Hadley Pro to which it is attached, the shoulder pad is impeccably made, without a single errant stitch. The padding is comfortable, and the underside of the pad has just the right amount of grip. The width is perfect, too; unlike shoulder pads on cheap duffel bags, this pad won't twist around on the strap. It makes the Hadley Pro an even better bag without detracting from its aesthetics -- in fact, it arguably makes the bag look better.

        The only problem with the shoulder strap is that it should have been included with the bag in the first place.

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        • No

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        5.0

        5 stars

        By Patmd

        from Farmington, Connecticut

        Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black):

        Beautifully crafted, completes the look of the bag. Feels great on the shoulder esp with a full bag. Great grip. Arguably overpriced, but I think it's worth it.

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By CMART

        from washington d.c.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black):

              Got this shoulder pad for my Billingham Large camera bag. The quality and fit is perfect. Adds a good amount of padding and stays put. No complaints.

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              • No

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              4.0

              A little costly but great accessory

              By Phrehdd

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                  I have two of these to go with two Billi bags. While I wish that Billingham would provide the pads with the bag purchase, I can say these are ideal in size and use (as well as looks).

                  These are also worthy to adapt to non Billi Bags as well if the width of the strap is 1.5" or narrower. On the Billi Bags, they look like they "belong" and provide a great level of comfort and as important reduced slippage of the strap on the shoulder.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great quality. . .high price

                  By TexasBuyer

                  from Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Pad
                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Easy to Use
                  • High Quality Leather

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black):

                    Excellent craftsmanship and quality. Billingham uses the same high quality leather that is used on the Hadley bags. The padding on the back is very comfortable and thick. Unfortunately, this is a very expensive shoulder pad, but there is no sense deducting a star for that.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for my Billingham Bag

                    By Steamboat Bob

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black):

                      I use this on my Billingham Hadley Small to carry my Leica gear. The padding is comfortable, non-slip, and the leather matches the bag perfectly; very classy. It also feels comfortable around my neck and across my chest when you need a more secure carry.I would certainly buy this again and recommend it to all.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      High Quality

                      By Steve

                      from Toledo

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                            The most expensive shoulder pad I ever bought but also the nicest. Top quality leather and stitching. The perfect compliment to the Hadley Pro bag.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            HOLDS EVERYTHING IN PLACE

                            By COAST

                            from WHITE PLAINS, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Travel

                              Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                              The perfect accessory for my Billingham bag. It buttons onto the shoulder strap and holds the strap in place on the shoulder. No slipping. I trust my equipment to this pad, and it has not let me down. Beautifully made. Disconnects in seconds if you don't want to use it.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Almost perfect

                              By Sky Prince

                              from Somerset, NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Awesome Stiching
                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Matching Color

                              Cons

                              • Press Stud Pops Open

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Travel

                              Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                              This shoulder pad is great. Very good addition to my (Khaki/Tan) Billingham Hadley Pro. The color match is perfect. The padding is thick and very comfortable. It's totally better than bare strap. With the pad, the bag even looks cooler and more complete. My only complaint is that one of the press studs pops open time to time and this is not something you'd expect from Billingham products, especially when you consider the amount you pay for it.
                              Other than that, great pad and highly recommended.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Typical of Billingham products, Great!!!

                              By BBaller

                              from White Plains, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Storage

                                  Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black):

                                  Does exactlty what it claims, excellent build quality, Pricey, but worth every penny. The only negative is that Billingham should include it with their bag, and bake it into the price.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good Quality

                                  By Nd

                                  from New York City

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black):

                                      It's pretty comfortable but a little hard. Perhaps it needs some time to break in. Fits the Hadley Pro just right.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Nice accessory to the Hadley Pro

                                      By Chris

                                      from Chester, NJ

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                            Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                                            Very thick and nicely made. Stays put but also slides easily when you want it to, as in repositioning the bag.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            should have come with the bag

                                            By that guy

                                            from ny

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable Strap

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily Transport

                                              Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Black):

                                              This strap is of fine quality and all, I just don't understand why my $300 bag didn't come with it to begin with! Also, if your thinking you want it and it's in stock then you should jump on it. I waited over 6 months for mine to ship from backorder.

                                              This model fits the Henley Pro.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Excellent Product, just as advertised

                                              By The Commish

                                              from White Plains, NY

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                                                  I us it on all occassions with my Billinham bag. It fits perfectly, and does the job. I wish it would have been included when I purchased the bag.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  A thing of beauty

                                                  By daniel frank photo

                                                  from San Carlos, CA

                                                  About Me Comfort-Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                                  • High Quality
                                                  • Stylish

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                                                      I recently received a small Billingham Hadley bag as a gift, with only the canvas shoulder strap. I wanted to add a shoulder pad for greater comfort, and the Billingham Web site suggested the SP40. (Please note that the B&H site makes a different recommendation for this bag.)

                                                      This pad is both beautiful and comfortable, made from heavy leather that looks and smells like a fine saddle, and with a contoured foam pad for greater comfort. It snaps securely onto the Hadley's canvas strap, enhancing both its appearance and comfort. I highly recommend this as an add-on to your Billingham bag.

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                                                      • Personal

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Must Buy!

                                                      By Richard Udeupa

                                                      from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                                                      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Comfortable Strap
                                                      • High Quality
                                                      • Stylish

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Commuting
                                                        • Daily Use
                                                        • Office
                                                        • Running Errands
                                                        • School
                                                        • Sports
                                                        • Traveling

                                                        Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                                                        Yes, it is not cheap, but it worth the money you spend. Very good quality, very thick pad, and very comfortable. It is good to pad your shoulder or chest while look really stylish! A must buy! Don't buy SP15, it is old version of this one, and it doesn't come with thick pad. SP40 or SP50 is the better choice!

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                                                        • Personal

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                                                        5.0

                                                        A must have

                                                        By Rover Dog

                                                        from Ahwatukee, Arizona

                                                        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Comfortable Strap
                                                        • High Quality

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Daily Use
                                                          • Traveling

                                                          Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                                                          With the addition of a few lenses and accessories your camera bag no longer weighs ounces but pounds. Treat your shoulder to the matching leather shoulder pad. No regrets.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

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                                                          4.0

                                                          supports my shoulder with the heavy bag

                                                          By younmever

                                                          from LA, CA

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Comfortable Strap
                                                          • Good Strap Length
                                                          • High Quality

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Daily Use

                                                            Comments about SP40 Leather Shoulder Pad (Tan):

                                                            I was surprised with the quality of the pad when I received it. The cushion was thicker and more solid than I was expecting. I usually carry only one camera and one lens, but it really helps support my shoulder when I have to carry several heavy gears in the bag.There is a downside with it though. I'm not going to say it is a bit expensive because it is a option you may not take. [...]Overall, I love it's quality, color and design.It is very recommended.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Personal

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