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May 13, 2012 06:45 |  #451

How about Billingham vests?

What are they like?


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May 16, 2012 08:55 as a reply to  @ 2mnycars's post |  #452

Searching through google one day..

Billingham Hadley Pro XL
http://www.pedlars.co.​uk/page_4640.html (external link)

I think there was a Hadley Pro Large as well but it looks like the page is from their staging server?
http://ped.staging.tex​tor.com/page_3507.html (external link)
Found this on another site
http://jdtphotography.​co.uk …ndoors-as-gale-winds-hit/ (external link)

Nice changes to the design, leather top handle, leather straps between the D rings and the main body strap.

I wish they put leather on the base of the bag which makes for better resistance against wear when sitting the bag on the floor.




  
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May 17, 2012 18:21 as a reply to  @ splbound's post |  #453

Billingham 550

Bought this old Billingham bag from ebay and it was filthy. The stormblock layer had become de-laminated and it was no longer waterproof.

A clean and a few applications of Nikwax has given a new lease of life to it and brought back some water resistance.

If the Nikwax wears out quickly I may give the canvas the wax treatment with some Barbour wax I have around. I wonder what the colour will be like after that?

Not really using it to lug around my gear but as an overnight bag with the option of carrying my kit in as well.


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May 18, 2012 00:51 |  #454

That Pedlars Hadley pro is absolutely perfect.


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May 18, 2012 21:14 |  #455

Stone 13 wrote in post #14361146 (external link)
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I'm really starting to hate Billingham :D

That Hadley Pro Large would be a really nice laptop bag replacement....

okay, this is getting unhealthy.....

Absolutely agree. Umm'd & ahh'd for ages over which one (ok, I know there is no such thing as 'the' perfect bag - and have a dozen or so, with maybe 5 Billingham's too, of various ages).

But wanted to be able to use the bag with a 15.6" laptop, which I s'pose is getting to be almost the 'standard' size. But a pain to pick up though, as no handle!

Then out comes the "Large Hadley Pro". Grrr...! :cool:




  
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May 18, 2012 22:33 |  #456

Anyone else showing the Hadley Pro XL (or Large) other than Pedlars web site?

I find no mention of it on the Billingham site ... but that YouTube video indicated it was a real product.

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May 18, 2012 23:25 |  #457

hfgarris wrote in post #14453361 (external link)
Anyone else showing the Hadley Pro XL (or Large) other than Pedlars web site?

I find no mention of it on the Billingham site ... but that YouTube video indicated it was a real product.

-howard

Video was mid-March? Guy said 'a few weeks'. IME Billingham don't 'rush' anything, and can't find any online here in the UK (yet). Could be a few more weeks.

Just noted that (within their website), their factory is a little 'behind'. (Have seen inside & out - albeit on the TV!) - still a family business, with fairly small numbers (albeit top-class). They've branched out a lot of late too - making coloured cases/bags for certain 'trendy' sellers. Think they've bitten off a lot of work.

So might be a little while before it appears in the retailers.




  
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May 18, 2012 23:28 |  #458

Noticed too that the Pedlars are sold out on all but one of the Billingham products...




  
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May 18, 2012 23:32 |  #459

jessieanchor wrote in post #14453542 (external link)
Video was mid-March? Guy said 'a few weeks'. IME Billingham don't 'rush' anything, and can't find any online here in the UK (yet). Could be a few more weeks.

Just noted that (within their website), their factory is a little 'behind'. (Have seen inside & out - albeit on the TV!) - still a family business, with fairly small numbers (albeit top-class). They've branched out a lot of late too - making coloured cases/bags for certain 'trendy' sellers. Think they've bitten off a lot of work.

So might be a little while before it appears in the retailers.

Thanks for the info ... just have to be patient I guess.

Let us know if you hear anything new on that bag ... :D


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May 18, 2012 23:38 |  #460

hfgarris wrote in post #14453562 (external link)
Thanks for the info ... just have to be patient I guess.

Let us know if you hear anything new on that bag ... :D


-howard

Will do :) - think it's (almost) inevitable it'll be the next purchase (will sell the 'normal' Hadley large though!).

Noticed BTW that some of the UK sellers doing 'extras' or have reduced the price of the normal Hadley Large, would suggest the new bag is on it's way.




  
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May 19, 2012 13:58 |  #461

jessieanchor wrote in post #14453542 (external link)
So might be a little while before it appears in the retailers.

An email response I received from billingham on 17/05/2012:

The Hadley Large Pro is undergoing radical changes at the moment and will not be available for 3-6 months yet.




  
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May 19, 2012 20:20 |  #462

splbound wrote in post #14455623 (external link)
An email response I received from billingham on 17/05/2012:

The Hadley Large Pro is undergoing radical changes at the moment and will not be available for 3-6 months yet.

Ah, cheers for that splbound. That settles that then.

TBH, if you look at the way they could go with the Hadley range, there is a lot of promise. People moving away from carrying as much kit, but also a lot of PJ's and other professionals needing a laptop with them too.

Could see mileage in a whole new range, but in keeping with the 'shape' of the Hadley's as opposed to the more 'traditional' camera bags...




  
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May 21, 2012 19:34 |  #463

Just got my 307. Love the way the top opens wide.


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May 21, 2012 20:03 |  #464

Very nice ... did it come with the carrier too?

Congratulations and enjoy your new Billingham!


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May 21, 2012 22:47 |  #465

I was checking through this thread and didn't see many 225s. I have one, but it doesn't seem like a popular Billingham. The Hadley Pro is really calling my name along with the 207 or 307.

I'm glad that I was able to see photos of the 207 & 307 here. Thanks for helping to spend my money guys.


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