The Rucksack 35 is a camera bag to appeal to the heart and the brain. Its classic styling, top gain bridal leather and solid brass fixings make it a bag of true distinction but the careful thought that has gone into all aspects of its design also make it a sensible choice for those who want an alternative to a messenger style bag.
If you have ever opened a Hadley Pro or Hadley Small you’ll instantly understand the Rucksack 35. Inside the main compartment is what we call a ‘Photographic Insert’ – a padded bucket (with a lid) made of fabric covered closed-cell foam that protects your camera equipment from all sides. Of course just like the Hadley Pro this insert is removable with two simple pop-clips turning the Rucksack 35 into the perfect casual backpack.
But it isn’t just this flexibility that marks out the Rucksack 35. Both the main compartment and the front pocket feature double zips to save you having to scramble for the zip while trying to reach your camera quickly. Moreover both zips are protected from the rain – the main compartment has a rim of real leather trim extending from the main body of the bag over the zip, the smaller front pocket has a rain flap secured with a brass clogball for extra security whilst still maintaining ease of access.
Below the front pocket are two solid brass loops to attach an optional water bottle holder (coming soon) or our 5/8 tripod straps.
On the back of the Rucksack 35 are ergonomically designed shoulder straps lined with spacer fabric to promote breathability and brass loops with which the length of the straps can be easily adjusted.
Finally like all Billinghams the bag features a three layer waterproof fabric to protect the bag and its precious contents during a downpour – after all it is made in Britain!