compagnon hand-made camera bags for creatives

compagnon "the messenger" in grey

compagnon “the messenger”
in grey

429.00  incl. Tax
360.50  excl. Tax

The messenger:
The second generation of compagnon’s genesis. It all started with this timeless, beautiful camera bag made from natural German bull leather. Handmade in Europe it blends a functional yet dapper design with glorious touch & feel for many years. Perfectly capable to even carry full frame pro cameras like the Canon 5D Mark IV or the Nikon D4s with mounted 70-200mm lens and a 15″ Macbook Pro.
Specs & features:
What fits:
– 1-2 full frame DSLR Bodies like a Canon 1D X Mark II or Nikon D850 with attached 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens
– about 3-6 lenses (depending on size, standing upright)
– 2-3 mirrorless systems like the Sony A7 RII, Fuji X100s, Panasonic Lumix GH4 or Fuji X Pro 2 with mounted lenses plus about 2-3 lenses (depending on size, standing upright).
– 1 off-camera flashes / speedlights
– up to 15″ size Macbook Pro in separate compartment incl. leather clasp
– small filter stack or transmitters
– chargers, camera straps and wires in the front pocket
– countless memory cards
– various small parts in various pockets & compartments pockets
– Valuables & essentials like smartphone, wallet, keys, etc.
Exterior dimensions:
11.8inch (height) x 16.5inch (width) x 5.9 inch (depth)
Internal dimensions:
10.6 inch (height) x 15.7 inch (width) x 5.5 inch (depth)
Laptop compartment width:
max. 15 inch, ideal for 15″ Macbook Pro or similar
ca. 1.8 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
– 2x separator pad large with folding function
– 3x separator pad small
– 1x leather SD/CF card holder (velcro fit)
– 1x leather mesh zipper pocket (velcro fit)
– 1x leather mesh pocket (velcro fit)
– 1x leather shoulder strap pad (detachable)
Color choices:
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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




 Is it possible to pick up or check out this compagnon locally?