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Hadley Small Camera Bag

$230.00

5 year manufacturers guarantee

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Model Number: 503348-54

Barcode: 5035627115122

A stylish but simple camera bag that will fit a small-to-mid sized DSLR or compact system (mirrorless) camera and 2-3 small-to-medium lenses. Still popular, this bag is the predecessor to the Hadley Small Pro. Made in England with 3-layer waterproof fabric and real leather.

Consider adding an SP40 Shoulder Pad!

Select Colour:
Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather (Olive Lining)
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Consider adding an SP40 Shoulder Pad!

Select Colour:
Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather

This is What's Included

Removable padded insert

Removable padded insert


The flexible, padded insert is made of dense, fabric covered, ‘closed-cell’ foam. Protection is provided on all six sides - including the lid. Like the bag itself, the insert is flexible front-to-back and can therefore fit slightly bigger gear than its dimensions suggest.  

 

2x vertical dividers and 2x horizontal flap dividers are included and can be attached anywhere inside with Velcro®.​

 

The Padded Insert is also removable, giving you the ability to turn the Hadley Small from a camera bag to a casual, messenger bag in seconds.

Quick Release Front Straps

Quick Release Front Straps


The ‘Quick Release System’ leather front straps allow you to quickly and easily open the bag. Simply pull the straps up-and-off the brass clogballs to release. ​ ​

 

The front straps are made of real, top-grain leather that are tightened when the bag is first made to help with the longevity of the leather. Over time, the leather will soften and with a little practice you will be able to open the bag one-handed, whilst wearing it.

 

The buckles are only for occasional fine tuning the fit of the main flap on the bag, you do not need to use the buckles every time you open your bag. ​

Need to carry an iPad?

Need to carry an iPad?


The space between the padded insert and the back of the bag naturally creates a thin extra pocket that will fit an 11” iPad.​ ​

 

Please note this section is only padded on one side so you may wish to use a slim case.​

Front dump pockets

Front dump pockets


The front dump pockets are perfect for cables, film, spare batteries and little bits and bobs that you would like to keep separate, whilst providing great extra storage space at the same time.​ ​

 

On the top, outside corner of each pocket is a press stud. Release this to expand the space available, or keep it closed to form a perfect place to clip pens, pencils etc.​

Discrete and slim

Discrete and slim


The particularly discrete styling of the bag means that it doesn’t look like a camera bag at all, which is ideal for travelling without drawing attention.​ ​

 

As a slim bag it’s naturally flexible and moulds to your body, helping you weave through crowds.​

Sculpted top flap

Sculpted top flap


The top flap has been sculpted to help prevent rain, snow or unwanted hands getting into the main compartment.

 

The flap is made of the same 3-layer waterproof fabric as the rest of the bag.

Adjustable shoulder sling

Adjustable shoulder sling


The shoulder sling is made of strong, woven polyester and is adjustable in length to suit your height and shooting style.​ ​

 

The shoulder sling is compatible with the SP15 and SP40 (recommended) Shoulder Pads. A Shoulder Pad is available as an optional extra. 

Hadley Small vs Hadley Small Pro

Hadley Small vs Hadley Small Pro


The Hadley Small and Hadley Small Pro have the same dimensions internally and can therefore carry exactly the same gear.​ ​

 

The difference between the two camera bags is that the Hadley Small Pro has the following extra features:​

  • Removable shoulder sling​
  • Ability to add AVEA 7 End Pockets​
  • Luggage trolley strap on the back
  • Top handle​
  • Document pocket on the back

 

Any difference to external dimensions is due to the top handle and shoulder sling fixings.​

Craftmanship

Craftmanship


  • Made of a 3-layer waterproof material
  • Real, full-grain, vegetable tanned leather
  • Solid brass fixings
  • Individual serial number
  • 5-year manufacturers guarantee
  • Made in England
The Bag

External dimensions

W290mm (11½”) x D140mm (5½”) x H220mm (8⅝”)

Internal dimensions

W260mm (10¼”) x D80mm (3⅛”) x H190mm (7½”)

 

Please note this bag and its padded insert are flexible - especially front to back. It can fit items slightly larger than the dimensions suggest - it can comfortably bow out to a 'D' measurement of 100mm at the bottom and 120mm at the top (centre).

Capacity

3.50 litres (0.12 feet³)

Pockets
 

2 in total (excluding main compartment)

 
 
 
 
Front Dump Pockets

Internal dimensions

W100 to 140mm (4” to 5½”) x D40 to 50mm (1½” to 2”) x H170mm (6¾”)

Capacity

0.5 to 0.75 litres (0.02 feet³ to 0.03 feet³)

 
 
Shoulder sling

Length

Can be adjusted between 850mm (33½") to 1480mm (58¼") approx.

Width

38mm (1½")

Compatible with SP15 and SP40 (recommended) Shoulder Pads (not included).

 
 

You can find out sizing for each specific part of the product. Just select a section from the below options to find out more details.

External dimensions

W290mm (11½”) x D140mm (5½”) x H220mm (8⅝”)

Internal dimensions

W260mm (10¼”) x D80mm (3⅛”) x H190mm (7½”)

 

Please note this bag and its padded insert are flexible - especially front to back. It can fit items slightly larger than the dimensions suggest - it can comfortably bow out to a 'D' measurement of 100mm at the bottom and 120mm at the top (centre).

Capacity

3.50 litres (0.12 feet³)

2 in total (excluding main compartment)

Internal dimensions

W100 to 140mm (4” to 5½”) x D40 to 50mm (1½” to 2”) x H170mm (6¾”)

Capacity

0.5 to 0.75 litres (0.02 feet³ to 0.03 feet³)

Length

Can be adjusted between 850mm (33½") to 1480mm (58¼") approx.

Width

38mm (1½")

Compatible with SP15 and SP40 (recommended) Shoulder Pads (not included).

Most small-to-medium DSLRs (e.g. Canon 6D MkII, Nikon D750 without a battery grip etc) with a small-to-medium lens attached. Plus 1 or 2 lenses spare or a speedlight.

Almost any mirrorless/CSC camera (e.g. Fujifilm X-Pro3, Sony A7IV, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z6) with small to medium lens attached. Plus 1-2 lenses spare or a flash.

Two rangefinder cameras (e.g. Leica M10 & Leica M6) with almost any lens attached.

Almost any bridge camera (e.g. Leica V-Lux 5, Sony RX10 IV, Lumix FZ2000 etc) plus space to spare.

Medium-Large binoculars (e.g. Canon 10X42L IS WP or Nikon EDG 10x42) with space to spare.

Small foldable drones such as Mavic Air 2 or Mavic Mini 6.

The Hadley Small Pro features:

 

  • A top handle (with leather on the underside).
  • Removable shoulder sling.
  • Luggage trolley retainer strap on the back.
  • A pocket on the back.
  • Specially designed leather side patches to which AVEA 7 End Pockets can be attached.

 

The Hadley Small does NOT have these features.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The internal capacity of the Hadley Small and the Hadley Small Pro is the same - they can carry the same amount of gear (of course with the Hadley Small Pro you can store extra in AVEA 7 pockets).

Yes it can so long as the lens isn't too long - most people would put it in with the lens facing down. Next to the camera you'll even fit a second lens.

 

It will push the front of the bag out a little but this won't cause a problem (the bag was designed to be able to do this). You won't be able to use a battery grip.

Yes it can, indeed you should fit 2 of them (with lenses attached) with ease.

Yes - you can fit it in the back of the bag between the padded insert and the outside of the bag. Of course in this position it won't be padded - however no one has reported damage to their device from placing it here.

 

If you want you could put the iPad in a small, slim case (a big case, even the one made by us, won't fit).

 

Also bear in mind that it may push slightly at the edges of the bag - so choosing a FibreNyte version of the bag would be sensible to reduce the risk of wear.

No! You don't use the buckles to get in the bag!

 

Hadley front straps are opened by sliding the top of the strap off the brass clogball (round stud). This is a very quick way to open and close the bag - many people learn to do this one-handed as the leather softens.

 

The buckle is only used very occasionally to adjust the fit of the bag - to give you a tighter or looser fit depending on what you are carrying. We'd recommend keeping the strap inside the buckle during normal use - this keeps the straps securely attached to the bag.

 

You can keep the bag itself open while shooting - just don't put the straps back on the clogball until you want to close bag.

No. The fabric is made of 3 layers - the middle layer is butyl rubber. Water cannot pass through this butyl rubber layer. As long as you don't get a hole in the fabric or expose it to harsh chemicals (for example in a washing machine) the fabric should remain waterproof for many years. There is no need to apply re-proofing.

In simple terms ‘Canvas’ or ‘FibreNyte’ refers to top layer of fabric on our bags – the facecloth.

 

‘Canvas’ is a mix of cotton and polyester. ‘FibreNyte’ refers to our face fabric that is completely synthetic. Canvas is hard wearing, FibreNyte is very hard wearing.

 

Both fabrics are bonded to a non-wicking polyester backing fabric with a middle layer butyl rubber – this rubber layer makes both fabrics equally (and very) waterproof. Water can’t get through that rubber layer.

 

Both fabrics have a similar weave - the FibreNyte looks similar to canvas. Canvas is slightly softer to the touch, FibreNyte is slightly rougher to the touch.

 

People tend to choose Canvas if they want the bag to age gracefully and look vintage over time. This is particularly true of people who choose our ‘Khaki Canvas’ fabric as this looks particularly lovely as it ages.

 

People tend to choose FibreNyte if they want the bag to look newer for longer or if they are particularly hard on their gear - for example by carrying the bag to work with them every day, doing a lot of hiking or filling it particularly full. If you are buying a black bag it’s particularly worth considering FibreNyte as it will stay looking blacker longer. Also Sage FibreNyte is particularly attractive as a colour – it’s probably the most popular colour among our staff!

The 'SP15' and 'SP40' sizes both fit this bag. The 'SP15' has more grip whereas the 'SP40' has more padding. For most customers we recommend the SP40 shoulder pad.

 

Remember to select the correct colour for your bag!

The shoulder pad isn't essential but can stop the strap from digging into your shoulder if you are carrying heavy equipment inside the bag or carrying it for long periods. It can also reduce the chances of the bag slipping off your shoulder if you don't wear it across the body. Remember only the 'SP15' and 'SP40' sizes fit this bag. Buying it with the bag will save the postage cost of buying it separately later.

Yes this bag comes with a removable padded insert included in the price. You can take the padded insert out if not carrying cameras - this turns the bag into a great casual bag.

No. However AVEA 7 pockets do attach to the Hadley Small Pro. So if you need to add occasional extra space that bag might be a better option for you.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The internal capacity of the Hadley Small and the Hadley Small Pro is the same - they can carry the same amount of gear. Only with AVEA 7 end pockets can the Hadley Small Pro carry more.

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