compagnon hand-made camera bags for creatives

compagnon "the little weekender" in light brown & dark brown

compagnon “the little weekender”
in light brown & dark brown

459.00  incl. Tax
385.71  excl. Tax

The little weekender:
This compagnon will match many storage monsters out there while maintaining a dapper and sleek exterior size. Its elegant, smart travel bag appeal, boasting pure natural German bull leather & luxurious craftsmanship finish, means it’s far from looking like a camera bag at all. Still, its timeless design includes all modern, handy features for an awesome user experience. With enough storage to take on up to three full frame bodies or a set of clothes next to a mirrorless camera kit, you’re good to go on a short trip in no time.
Specs & features:
What fits:
– 1-2 fullframe DSLR like the Canon 5Ds R or Nikon D850 with mounted 24-105mm f4, 16-35mm f2.8 (standing upright) or even a mounted 70-200mm f2.8 (horizontally)
– taking a compact DSLR like Canon 80D with mounted 135mm f2 L, you can add a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.4 and 3 smaller lenses, a speedlight and other gear
– alternatively 2-3 mirrorless systems like the Fuji XT2 with Fujinon XF 90mm f2 or XF 55-200mm or Leica M10 with Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm can easily be stored standing upright, giving you room for up to 7 other compact lenses
– up to 13″ Macbook Pro, iPad Pro or similar laptop/tablet in separate compartment
– various interior & exterior zipper pockets in the front for cash, phone and more
– chargers, camera straps and wires or reduce the storage separators to accomodate shoes & clothes for a trip
– rear pocket for valuables & essentials like smartphone, wallet, keys, documents or even a small iPad
Exterior dimensions:
9.8inch (height) x 15.1inch (width) x 9.4 inch (depth, overall)
Internal dimensions:
9 inch (height) x 14.5 inch (width) x 8.6 inch (depth)
Laptop compartment width:
max. 13 inch, ideal for Macbook Pro, iPad Pro& or similar tablets/notebooks
ca. 1.5 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
– 3x separator pad large
– 2x separator pad small with folding function
– 2x separator pad small
– 1x leather shoulder strap pad (detachable)
Color choices:
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A true big shot. Now compact.

The little weekender can pull off a real feat: It offers all the advantages and convenience of a large camera bag, a huge handy opening granting easy access, its measurements provide an incredibly versatile storage with great capacity but it actually looks like a smart & casual little travel bag that pours the magical feeling of traveling and discovering your surroundings into your everyday routine. It’s great to carry because of its compact size and moderate weight, even fully loaded. You can always choose between the awesome shoulder strap and the comfortable grab handles. And once it’s time to actually get on a plane, this carry-on compliant compagnon is absolutely perfect, too.

The little weekender was designed for the following example equipment

– 1-2 full frame DSLR bodies, including battery grip as required

– a Canon 5DS R or Nikon D810 body with mounted 24-105mm f4L, 16-35mm f2.8 L or resp. Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 can be stored standing vertically

– with a DSLR + lens in vertical arrangement, up to 5 additional lenses (depending individual size) and/or speedlights / off-camera flashes or similar items can be stored

– alternatively 2 mirrorless cameras (more when using compact bodies and lenses) with a variety of lenses can be stored conveniently and ready to shoot

– combos like the Fuji XT2 with mounted Fujinon XF 90mm f2 or XF 55-200mm can easily be stored vertically, leaving enough room for up to 7 additional primes / compact zooms

– separate, padded 13″ laptop compartment for Macbook Pro, secured by a leather strap

– versatile large interior pocket and holding loops for smartphone, writing utensils, lens pens and many more small items like batteries, chargers, wires and so on

exterior features

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

– tucked, doubly sewn edges all around for an elegant and truly special look and feel

– solid metal parts featuring a “Vintage Gunmetal” finish

– handle grips made from highly durable sleek leather (belt leather) that can handle years of wear & tear

– press stud locked leather sleeve around the handle grips holds the grips in place and improves carrying comfort

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

– shoulder strap is detachable due to solid metal carabiners

– two versatile exterior zipper pockets offer lots of space for small items like batteries, wires, lens caps, filter stacks, tissues, smartphone and much more

– the zippers of the front pockets are covered by a leather overlap and thus well protected from the weather

– the main storage compartment can be opened singlehandedly with smooth twin zippers connected by a leather handle

– all zippers are made the world’s best manufacturer, YKK, also providing water resistant coating

– the storage cover flap easily falls into place closing the bag due to sewn in magnets

– the rear zipper pocket offers room for documents, wallet, smartphone or even an iPad mini

– a rear trolley or suitcase mount adds convenience and comfort to traveling with your compagnon bag

– the bags floor is protected by solid metal studs




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