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Savas ­ K
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Mar 19, 2013 18:31 |  #1021

Lol, good one, Dave.

Guys, I couldn't help myself but get a Billingham 107 and I am liking it so far. Just doing some packing and taking the bag walk in front of a mirror.

No BS, but here is one of the reviews of the 107 on B&Hs site, lol.

"This bag is very well made and I use it as daily grab bag for carrying my lunch, ipod, survival knife, and sidearm and extra ammo. Get lots of comments on the bag. Downside; a little pricey, but with the price you get a little bit of prestige. Sort of like buying a porsche, you want prestige, you got to pay for it."




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Sirrith
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Mar 19, 2013 22:58 |  #1022

Savas K wrote in post #15733202 (external link)
Well, the most important thing I derive from this latest flurry of posts is that Dave might be spelling Dufus incorrectly. I always thought it was Doofus.

Secondarily, maybe Sirrith's is a knock-off? How's it possible that I've not had ingress, only water rolling off the bag? If it's not a knock-off, then maybe Sirrith is entitled to a replacement?

I also thought it was doofus :)

And no, its definitely not a knock off. It was bought in the UK from a reputable store!

Anyway, here is the photo as mentioned previously, please excuse the poor quality:

IMAGE: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v302/sirrith/1303191_zps3060df21.jpg

I would be very interested to see if this is a defect in mine or if it happens to yours too, splbound.

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Mar 20, 2013 03:40 |  #1023

Sirrith wrote in post #15734494external link
I also thought it was doofus :)

And no, its definitely not a knock off. It was bought in the UK from a reputable store!

Anyway, here is the photo as mentioned previously, please excuse the poor quality:
http://img.photobucket​.com ...h/1303191_zps3060df​21.jpgexternal link

I would be very interested to see if this is a defect in mine or if it happens to yours too, splbound.

Looks strange. I am still waiting on my hadley to arrive, but that dose not look too good. However I always use a Impregnation spray on my bags. That always makes the water bounce off them. Same kind of spray one use for shoes. Luckely my girlfriend always have lots of these kinds of products.

I highly recomend always using a kind of Impregnation spray if you are taking any kind of bag out in the rain :)


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Mar 20, 2013 03:44 |  #1024

splbound wrote in post #15733079external link
I don't think these come with the camera padding inserts, and I believe were made for everyday carry.

I have been to the Pedlars section in Selfridges when they had the Pedlars Hadley Small in orange and Hadley pro in grey on display. They didn't have any inserts in them.

Come to think of it, if anyone gets one of these, verify the size of it before you purchase it. The Pedlars Hadley Pro in Grey that I saw, its the same size as a regular Hadley pro, maybe the dimensions on the website aren't accurate.

I saw a comment on Padlars official facebook page long ago when they had the grey version than non of their Billingham bags come with inserts. However, they did say that the bags are the same dimentions as the normal hadleys. I don't have the answer for the newest version though.


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Mar 20, 2013 04:38 |  #1025

Kristofer wrote in post #15734961external link
Looks strange. I am still waiting on my hadley to arrive, but that dose not look too good. However I always use a Impregnation spray on my bags. That always makes the water bounce off them. Same kind of spray one use for shoes. Luckely my girlfriend always have lots of these kinds of products.

I highly recomend always using a kind of Impregnation spray if you are taking any kind of bag out in the rain :)

Yes, it is definitely not what I expected. I do not want to have to spray the bag with anything; part of the reason I chose Billingham was the touted Stormbloc canvas' water repelling abilities.

I have emailed Billingham, and will wait to see what they say.


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Mar 20, 2013 07:58 |  #1026

I thought Digital Rev included Billingham in their torture tests, but I watched 2 vids and didn't see them in there.


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Mar 20, 2013 08:04 |  #1027

v35skyline wrote in post #15735323external link
I thought Digital Rev included Billingham in their torture tests, but I watched 2 vids and didn't see them in there.

Yeah, I'm a bit miffed that Kai didn't test the Billinghams, after all he was using it in every single video up until recently.


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Mar 20, 2013 20:43 |  #1028

Screw Kai, it's more important that your bag showed a problem and you did not torture it. I look forward as to how Billingham responds.




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Mar 20, 2013 21:01 |  #1029

Savas K wrote in post #15737866external link
Screw Kai, it's more important that your bag showed a problem and you did not torture it.

:lol:

It wouldn't be a fair representation of Billinghams if mine turns out to be sub-par quality! So you see, I couldn't very well go and dangle myself off a basketball hoop with it. That requires a tried and tested, non-lemon bag like yours. :)


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Mar 20, 2013 22:43 |  #1030

So Sirrith bought the bag in the UK, communicates like English is his first language, and lives in Hong Kong...

Sirrith IS Kai!


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Mar 21, 2013 03:03 |  #1031

mafoo wrote in post #15738222external link
So Sirrith bought the bag in the UK, communicates like English is his first language, and lives in Hong Kong...

Sirrith IS Kai!

Shhh! Don't tell anyone!


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Mar 21, 2013 07:53 |  #1032

Sirrith wrote in post #15734494external link
I would be very interested to see if this is a defect in mine or if it happens to yours too, splbound.

Will try drenching the top flap of my Kaki Hadley Large under a tap this weekend. Will see if it lets water soak through.

Interested to hear what Billingham says to you.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the leather piping on the flap catching the water like a gutter and then having the water then soak up through the material's edges?




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Mar 21, 2013 08:47 |  #1033

splbound wrote in post #15739057external link
Interested to hear what Billingham says to you.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the leather piping on the flap catching the water like a gutter and then having the water then soak up through the material's edges?

They've asked me to send it back and that they'd send me a backup/replacement so I'd still have a bag while they check whats wrong with it. But I don't really want to do that as I've gotten quite attached to this particular bag (it was a gift), and the shipping fees from Hong Kong are quite pricey.

As to your second, and very observant point, I've begun wondering that myself just today; I tested it twice in the shower, and the second time I paid more attention to the way the water was behaving. It seems the water is running down along the leather trim bordering the main flap which gives rise to a very real possibility that it is being absorbed by the material under the flap when it is doing that, which would mean it is not actually soaking through the canvas. I will ask Billingham about this possibility and see if they can try replicate it. It is worth noting that I did just put the whole bag under the shower, including the top of the bag where the handle is (which was under my umbrella when I noticed the problem for the first time), and nothing made it through the fabric there, which is the most important area for waterproofing IMO. I may yet just decide to keep the bag.

Also, funny thing, I accidentally left my wallet in one of the front pockets when testing the bag under the shower the second time, and thankfully when I realised and went to get it out of the bag, it was bone dry (although I had put the bag in a room with a dehumidifier for an hour or so before realising, so it may be that the wallet got wet then dried out)... :)


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Mar 21, 2013 08:56 |  #1034

Tom thanks for sharing this information with us.
Great gift!
I understand the attachment.
I need to stay away from Rob Skeoch's site. www.rangefinderstore.c​omexternal link I thought I had cured bag-lust when I brought my Hadley Pro home. However, I would like a deeper bag to take my cameras with grip mounted.
Will this ever end?


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Mar 21, 2013 09:07 |  #1035

No problem at all, Dave!

And no, I don't think it will :(


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