After years of oscillating between wanting and ridiculing Billingham bags, I landed on want and bought a “Hadley Small Pro Camera Bag” in black.
I didn’t need it, I wanted it, and I like it.
I already have a small Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L and it’s a nice bag, but it’s a tad too small. There’s not room for much more than just a camera/lens. The Hadley is not that much bigger in dimensions, but it holds much more. The outside pockets help.
With one small bag and two different “kits”, I found myself swapping things around a lot and thinking about new bags. I don’t seem to need a reason to think about new bags, I just do it.
Mike Johnston’s post about Billingham bags pushed me over the edge, and a few minues later I had one on the way.
I haven’t used it in anger yet, but first impressions are wonderful. The small Hadley Pro is the perfect size for a mirrorless camera and a few lenses, along with the usual supporting knick knacks. It’s built well and looks great. I thought the tan ones were a bit showy so I went with plain black with black leather.
So now I have another new bag. It’s a nice one.