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Billingham Hadley Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.16 based on 96 reviews


Crowdsourced specs across all Billingham Hadley models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.6-2.4 oz (0.7-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength5-15 in (13-38 cm)
Width7-11 in (18-28 cm)
Height8-12 in (20-30 cm)

Reviews Summary

93% of the Billingham Hadley reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (78%)
Good (15%)
Average (3%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (1%)

Here's what the reviewers think about the Billingham Hadley:

Reviewers like these things about the Billingham Hadley

  • Many reviewers commend the Billingham Hadley pack for its excellent craftsmanship.
  • Users thought that it sports a compartment that will happily swallow a 13in laptop.
  • Reviewers believed that the pack has been designed with a zippered pocket for documents on its back.
  • Testers pointed out that it features a full-size removable insert that allows the bag to be alternated between a camera bag and a standard shoulder bag.
  • Users indicated that it is finished with a thick, leather strip to make it weather resistant.
  • Other users also thought that a weather-resistant FibreNyte canvas has been used for the main exterior of the bag, and this has been completed by leather pads and smaller leather details throughout.
  • Reviewers praised the grab handle at the top of the bag that feels extraordinarily sturdy, with a tightly wound top and comfortable leather bottom.
  • They also said that its main strap is constructed from shuttle-woven spun polyester, with brass fittings and smart leather ends.
  • Other reviewers thought that its strap can also be removed entirely from the bag if not required.
  • Testers pointed out that a luggage strap is also provided at the rear, which allows the bag to loop around the handle of rolling luggage.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag noted that the two pockets on the front are relatively spacious and are closed quite merely with their own button, and this is the same principle on which the internal removable compartment is clicked into and out of place.
  • Users took notice of the laptop compartment at the rear of the interior chamber that has a reassuringly thick divider, and together with the rear of the bag this is very well protected.
  • They also noted that it hangs well on the shoulder.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer had issues with its too high price.
  • Another reviewer felt that it might not be really suitable for shorter photographers.

Popular Models

Billingham Hadley Small

100% choose the Billingham Hadley Small

Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength5 in (13 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)


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Selected Reviews


At a penny under £75, what you're talking about here is a triumph of styling over functionality.

Posted 16 January 2007 by Duncan - Read full review

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Last updated on January 21, 2019