The Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Builds on the Classic Photojournalist Bag

The new Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 comes with a slew of advanced features requested by Billingham owners and photographers.

Fans of the iconic Billingham Hadley camera bag have something to celebrate today with the company’s announcement of the latest addition to the family. The new Hadley Pro 2020 builds on the protection, comfort, capacity, and flexibility of the best-selling model, adding several new features that Billingham owners and photographers around the world wanted to see. Now would be a great time to upgrade to a Billingham camera bag with the Hadley Pro 2020’s improved versatility and portability.

According to Billingham, the Hadley Pro 2020 comes as a response to the growing popularity of Full Frame mirrorless cameras, and therefore an increased demand for camera bags that can fit slightly bigger bodies and lenses. This new model offers long-lasting, high-quality protection with its three-layer waterproof Billingham Canvas or FibreNyte material, and promises to accommodate most kinds of DSLRs and any mirrorless camera with three small to medium-sized lenses and accessories.

The new Hadley Pro 2020 now sports a high-strength handle with leather underside (reinforced with fiberglass), a removable and adjustable shoulder sling made from shuttle woven spun polyester, and a durable luggage trolley retainer strap. All these were added to provide extra comfort, improved flexibility, and better handling, especially for photographers who are always on the go. The back also has a weatherproof zipped pocket for storing important documents. So you don’t mistake it for other Billingham bags with similar features, it has an embroidered Billingham “HP 2020” label on the side.

Both stylish and functional, the Hadley Pro 2020 includes a removable padded insert that allows it to serve both as a camera bag and a casual messenger bag. Billingham also provides four removable and repositionable foam dividers inside the padded insert, so you can keep your gear and accessories organized. The two vertical dividers and two small hinged dividers allow for stacking lenses. Should you need more space, the capacity can be increased and customized using the optional Billingham AVEA 7 or 8 pockets, which attach securely to the leather side panels.

Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Technical Specifications

External dimensions (W x D x H) W430 x D140 x H280mm (Height excluding handle: 240mm)
Internal dimensions (W x D x H)

(inside removable padded insert)

W340 x D80 x H210mm

Padded insert is flexible so ‘D’ measurement can expand to 100mm at the bottom of the bag and (up to) 160mm at the top.

Capacity 6 litres
Weight 1.2kg (including removable shoulder sling)
Pockets 3
Front dump pockets x 2 (W x D x H) 130-170mm x 40-60mm x 200mm, 1-1.25 litres capacity
Rear zipped pocket (W x H) 320mm x 180mm
Detachable, adjustable shoulder sling Length – can be adjusted between 94cm and 164cm approx.
Width – 38mm; Weight – 0.16kg


The new Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 is now available at the Billingham website and authorized dealers for an SRP of £240 (around $292).