compagnon hand-made camera bags for creatives

compagnon "the little messenger" in light brown

compagnon “the little messenger”
in light brown

319.00  incl. Tax
268.07  excl. Tax

The little messenger:
Hugely epic. But compact. The definitive agile and compact camera bag that is versatile and dapper through & through. Taking mirrorless cameras like the Leica M series or Olympus OM-D or even (semi-)professional DSLRs, you’ll always be able to take what really matters. Downsizing or limiting your gear for a short trip has never looked this cool before.
A classic 10 inch form factor handcrafted from the purest bull leather from Southern Germany.
Specs & features:
What fits:
– DSLR with attached 24-70mm f2.8 lens
– 2 small prime lenses or one large zoom lens (like 70-200mm f4 (off camera))
– alternatively 1-2 mirrorless systems like the Sony A7 R III, Fuji X100s, Panasonic Lumix GH4 or Leica M9 with mounted lens plus about 2-4 lenses (depending on size, standing upright).
– up to 10″ iPad or similar tablet in separate compartment
– hidden zipper pocket in the front for cash, documents and more
– chargers, camera straps and wires in the front pocket
– countless memory cards
– rear pocket for valuables & essentials like smartphone, wallet, keys, etc.
Exterior dimensions:
9.2inch (height) x 12.2inch (width) x 4.7 inch (depth)
Internal dimensions:
7.9 inch (height) x 11.8 inch (width) x 3.9 inch (depth)
tablet compartment width:
max. 10 inch, ideal for iPad & or similar tablets/notebooks
ca. 1.0 kg
Unique compagnon leather
Genuine compagnon bull leather is tanned and toned according to our strict specifications by a traditional family run tannery in Northern Germany. Maintaining the natural qualities of this wonderful material is the main focus in this process. 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.
(video features English subtitles.)
Included items
– 1x separator pad large with folding function
– 2x separator pad small
– 1x leather mesh zipper pocket (velcro fit)
– 1x leather shoulder strap pad (detachable)
Color choices:
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The little messenger was designed for the following example gear
– 1 – 2 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.

– alternatively a DSLR like for example the Canon 7D Mark II or Nikon D500 with 24-70mm 2.8 lens mounted

– two compact prime lenses, alternatively a larger zoom lens (like a 70-200mm) off camera

– separate, padded 10″ tablet or notebook compartment on the inside, perfect for an iPad Air

– rear side zipper pocket for documents and valuables

– detachable zipper pocket with velcro for storing filters, lens caps, cleaning utensils and so on.
A second detachable slide-in pocket for other small items sold separately

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

– detachable memory card holder (optional, sold separately) 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

– 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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