It has been close to six months since I upgraded and started packing my vlogging gear into a professional camera bag so I thought I’d check in and share a review of my Billingham Hadley One.  Billingham is a UK brand I found while testing out potential new cameras downtown in Kuala Lumpur in the Leica store.  Turns out that it’s a popular gear bag for Leica users and for good reason!  It fits my Mac, Leica V-Lux, RODE mic, selfie gear, MacBook, accessories, externals, and loads more in perfect style.

Full Video REVIEW >>

They do sell Billingham here in Malaysia at the Leica shops and at YL Camera but they didn’t have the black-on-black colour combination in stock at the time so I ended up ordering direct from Billingham.  They ship out quickly and it’s an easy website to navigate.

Billingham Hadley One Features

  • Perfectly fits a 13″ laptop in a dedicated (and super padded) compartment.
  • They offer half length and full height removable dividers for CSC kit or a mid-sized DSLR.  They also have 1/2 and full inserts that I use intermittently depending on my trip (see the video for both).
  • Fully adjustable and removable shoulder sling, with a leather padded add-in that I ordered that makes this bag perfect!
  • Luggage Trolley strap retainer.
  • Twin dump pockets on the front.
  • Available in 3 colours, mine is black on black with a green interior.

My Hadley One

Connect with Billingham

  • For tons of product pics and 360 bag tours of the Hadley One, visit Billingham’s website.
  • Be sure to follow them on Instagram for a steady stream of inspiration for how to take cool shots of yourself with your gear and great bag shots.  They promote their new launches as well so I now have my eye on the new mini Billingham 72!

XOXO Angela


– Leica V-Lux Camera with 4K video and 25 – 400mm zoom from YL Camera Malaysia

– Selfie moments:shot on my iPhone using a leather and gold MOMAX Selfie Pro stick

– RODE VIDEOMIC GO lightweight on-camera microphone

– Music:

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At 21 I left uni, jumped into my Jeep Wrangler, and drove from my native California to live an adventure in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I've explored 35 countries on 4 continents, residing in 7 of them (currently Kuala Lumpur is my home). I even have a private pilot's license and was shot at once by bandits! For more, check out the About Me page.

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