Hadley 07 Series
Building on the success of our PressTop bags, the 07 Series
represents an evolution of the design. Whilst at first glance they may
look similar to their predecessors, this new range is far from being a
cosmetic make-over. The changes we’ve made are the product of solid,
practical trials and feedback from users
and reflect the attention to detail that make Billingham bags the choice
of serious photographers the world over.
By virtue of their design and the materials used, Billingham bags have a
very fluid nature and will accommodate a wide variety of photographic
equipment. However, as a guide to the comparative sizes of the
individual models in the 07 Series we have included approximate
dimensions here which are based on the original patterns used in the
manufacture of the bags.
Having a bag that’s too small or too large can cause real problems with
delicate and expensive equipment. It’s for that reason, we produce the
07 Series in 3 sizes: 107, 207 & 307, so you’re sure to find one that
suits your needs. They all offer identical features only the capacity
All of the models in the 07 Series feature a two-piece lid design with a
central, double-layered, waterproof seam. This creates a more contoured
design which wraps over the ends of the bag to provide even greater
protection against the elements. One of the few purely cosmetic changes
we’ve made is the choice of Chocolate rather than our traditional Tan
leather on the Khaki versions. Having made prototypes in both colours,
we thought the darker colour added something to the overall look.Each of
the 07 Series bags comes with an SP50 shoulder pad as standard together
with our flexible SuperFlex partitioning system - your first line of
defence in equipment protection.
Take a look around the 07 Series. This 360 ° view of the 207 reveals
something of the design skill and manufacturing expertise inherent in
all Billingham products.
Part of the reason for our success, we believe, lies in our passionate
approach to photography, and our search for perfection. We’re always
investigating and experimenting with new production methods and
materials. If there’s a better way of doing something we’ll find it and
incorporate it in our range, whether it’s a small detail or an entirely
new product. Equally important to us is the feedback we get back from
Billingham users. Together with our own development work it is crucial
in driving the innovation that gives us our edge.
The top grain leather tabs feature the Billingham Quick Release System
where cut-outs in the straps engage with the solid brass ClogBalls to
provide fast opening with positive and secure closure. We’ve also
replaced the tapering tab ends with a much broader design to provide a
better grip especially handy when working in difficult conditions. The
main leather strapping with its buckles and studs is sewn into the
FibreNyte for good weight distribution and to prevent any localised
stress points. In addition, the inverted Y’ shaped Delta Sling of the
shoulder sling’s fixing points prevents tipping and rolling motion as
you move even when the bag is fully loaded.
Also integrated into the main leather strapping are four sets of
discrete ‘D’ holes two sets on front and back. These provide strong
mounting points through which our tripod straps can be threaded, plus
they can act as lower mounting points for the attachment of our optional
5-point Back Pack Harness.
The full-width rear zippered pocket is protected from the weather by an
extension of the main rain flap, which has the twin benefits of being
functional whilst maintaining the bag’s clean lines. Incidentally, all
zip pullers now carry the Billingham logo and have been lengthened for
ease of operation
A key factor that made the PressTop bags so successful was the easy
access it provided to equipment. Accordingly, we’ve refined the design
still further with the 07 Series, so that it’s now even better. Once the
double puller zip is fully opened, two integral carbon fibre ‘wands’
create a wide rectangular frame which holds the bag open, maintaining
the shape whilst keeping the zip teeth out of the way.
The main grab handles no longer need to be released from the embossed
leather grip to open the bag. Simply unclip the tabs from the studs. As
an added feature, even with the main flap open, the two leather internal
grab handles allow the user to carry the bag securely. The front grab
handle can also be removed entirely if required.
The 07 Series is available in a choice of 2 colours, Khaki with
Chocolate leather or Black with Black leather. The material we use is
our own FibreNyte canvas, a 21st century synthetic alternative for
traditional canvas which allows us to make our bags tougher and lighter.
Strong and lightweight, it retains the look of traditional canvas,
whilst providing much improved abrasion resistance and suppleness.
In addition, its waterproofing performance is greatly enhanced because
it is bonded to a polyester lining using Billingham StormBlock butyl
Our label, your security The 07 Series sees the introduction of our new
security labels, which are as you might expect as innovative as our
bags. The label incorporates a micro laser engraved Mylar ® security
strip which is your proof that the bag is a genuine Billingham.
In addition, a unique barcode also tells us everything we need to know
about your bag from the history of every single component that went into
it, to the names of the craftsman who made it so that we can audit our
components and production techniques to ensure you enjoy the best in
quality and durability.
Each '07 bag will accept the
Delta Pocket additional accessory.
with all Billingham Products – Hand Crafted in the United Kingdom
107 Bag Dimensions (in)
Height 10 Width 11 Depth 7
207 Price: $385.00
207 Bag Dimensions (in)
Height 10 Width 12.5 Depth 7
307 Price: $415.00
307 Bag Dimensions (in)
Height 10 Width 14.2 Depth 7
Khaki/Chocolate In Stock Price $485.00
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