compagnon hand-made camera bags for creatives

compagnon "the messenger" in light brown

compagnon “the messenger”
in light brown

429.00  incl. Tax
360.50  excl. Tax

The second generation of the original, definitive compagnon. Keeping its essence, timeless design that's elegant, practical and cool, combining it with with natural, German bull leather and European craftsmanship. Unique and special for many years to come. Takes up to two full frame DSLRs like a Nikon D5 or Canon 5D Mark III with mounted 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens. And we've seen Philip Bloom fitting his DJI Mavic drone in there, too. It'll handle all that with a 15" Macbook Pro, mind you.

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kamera-camera-gear-equipment-ausrüstung-empfehlung-stauraumWhat fits?

– 1-2 full frame DSLRs like a Canon 1Dx Mk 2 or Nikon D5 with zoom lenses (like a 70-200mm f2.8) mounted

– alternatively 2-3 mirrorless cameras like the Olympus O-MD E-M1, Olympus O-MD E-M5, Olympus O-MD M10, Fuji X Pro 2, Sony A6000, Sony A7 R II, Leica M6, Leica M240, Leica T, Leica Q or others

– two additional fast prime lenses, alternatively another large zoom lens (for example a 300mm f2.8 tele) off camera

– additionally a speedlight / off-camera flash

– Macbook Pro or other laptop up to 15″ in a separate, padded compartment

– the rear pocket offers sufficient space for an iPad mini or various important documents

– various pockets for filters, lens caps, memory cards, cleaning utensils, remotes etc.

– many compartments for your smartphone, keys, pens, batteries, wallet and more

tape-measure-size-groeße-maßband-abmessungen-compagnonMeasurements & weight

Exterior dimensions:

– 11.8 in (height) x 16.5 in (width) x 5.9 in (floor depth)

Internal dimensions:

– 10.6 in (height) x 15.7 in (width) x 5.5 in (floor depth)


About 1.9 kg

Laptop compartment width:

– 38 cm, ideal for a 15” laptop

leder-leather-buffalo-compagnon-bueffelleder-iconInformation on genuine compagnon leather

Original compagnon bull leather is tanned and toned according to our strict specifications by a traditional family run tannery in Northern Germany. Traditional craftsmanship and the use of organic ingredients like various waxes and oils result in the unique ‘pull-up’ characteristic. This feature is a permanent quality that allows for the leather to retain distinctive patina from the individual use of the bag, backpack or camera strap. Therefore the owner and his surroundings have an immediate influence on the looks, feel and character of the product and its change over time. Just like vintage leather armchairs found at an old colonial club room, a compagnon product will tell stories about its life and the adventures its been on together with its owner. Unlike any other bag, a compagnon will grow on you and will become a part of your history and your emotions.
compagnon leather is non-toxic and safe for all children and adults, even in intense use and prolonged skin contact.
This is one of the reasons why we’re strictly recommending our compagnon ‘the beewax’ as the preferred leather care product. In most other leather care products, toxic chemicals or additives are used, which will compromise the unharmful quality of compagnon leather.
The ‘beewax’ is handmade by compagnon using solely organic ingredients. The ‘beewax’ is available at our webshop.

compagnon products are handmade in Europe. Take our tour behind the scenes and find out about craftsmanship and manufacturing at compagnon.
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Non-Europe-Shipping-compagnon-iconPricing & Info on non-European Orders

If your new compagnon is delivered to a country outside the EU, German VAT/Tax will be excluded. The net price will apply to your order once a non-European shipping address is selected upon checkout.

For deliveries to U.S. territory no further import duty & taxes will apply. There will be no extra charges added to net product price & shipping cost.

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The messenger was designed for the following example gear

– 1-2 full frame DSLRs (with battery grip) like a Canon 5DS R or Nikon D5 with mounted zoom lens (like a 70-200mm f2.8)

– alternatively 2-3 mirrorless cameras like the Olympus O-MD E-M1, Olympus O-MD E-M5, Olympus O-MD M10, Fuji X Pro 2, Sony A6300, Sony A7, Leica M6, Leica M240, Leica T, Leica Q and many more.

– two additional prime lenses, alternatively another large zoom lens (like a 300mm f2.8) off camera

– separate, padded 15″ laptop and/or tablet compartment on the inside, perfect for Macbook Pro 15″

– rear side zipper pocket for documents and valuables

– two detachable zipper pockets with velcro for storing filters, lens caps, cleaning utensils and so on

– various versatile pockets on the front for batteries, filter packs, lens pens, smartphone, keys, wallet and more

– detachable memory card holder (included) for up to 12 memory cards (SD, CF, xQD) that can be positioned individually or taken out altogether in a second

Exterior features

– premium, smooth bull leather, traditionally & naturally tanned in Northern Germany

– solid metal parts featuring a “Vintage Gunmetal” finish

– tucked, doubly sewn edges all around for a truly unique quality look and feel

– new high tech magnetic clasp made by German manufacturer Fidlock. This clasp is revered in extreme sports as it latches once closed so it won’t open by accident no matter how the bag is loaded or its carrier moves. But the clasp can still be opened quickly, silently and easily with a single hand

– the new rear grab handle adds significant convenience to the handling of the bag and it also doubles as a trolley mount (fitting all standard trolley handles)

– highly practical front pocket that is also secured by the main flap

– rear pocket now nearly spans the entire width of the bag so there’s more room for all kinds of equipment

– extra secure, hidden zipper pocket between main storage and front pocket

– zippers made by the best zipper manufacturer in the world: YKK. The zippers also feature a water repellant coating

– doubly sewn shoulder strap with a tear proof belt as its base layer features a detachable, comfortable leather shoulder cushion

– the bags floor is protected by solid metal studs, which also make sure it won’t ever tip over once set down

– we also added 10 centimeters to the leather shoulder strap so even very tall users can enjoy full comfort and flexibility



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