compagnon hand-made camera bags for creatives

compagnon „the nano messenger" in light brown

compagnon „the nano messenger“
in light brown

219.00  incl. Tax
184.03  excl. Tax

The nano messenger:
Your days as a pack mule are finally numbered. This compagnon is your solution for easily limiting yourself to bare necessities, being light, efficient, cool and dapper. Everything you really need to have your camera at hand without having to deny yourself the freedom to enjoy yourself and your surroundings. That’s pure luxury in an creative daily routine & while traveling. Stunning handcrafted appeal in German bull leather.
Specs & features:
What fits:
– mirrorless camera like Leica M10 or Panasonic GH4 with compact zoom lens mounted
– if camera & mounted lens are stored standing upright you can add another small lens or additional equipment
– alternatively a compact DSLR like Nikon D3400 or Canon 800D with mounted travel zoom lens (upright)
– horizontally, you can even add a larger lens e.g. Canon 750D with Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art or Sony A7 S II with FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G
– convenient slide-in pocket in the front for smartphone, memory cards, cash etc.
– some space for keys, documents and other small items in the rear zipper pocket
Exterior dimensions:
6.5 inch (height) x 8.7 inch (width) x 4.3 inch (depth)
Internal dimensions:
5.9 inch (height) x 8.6 inch (width) x 3.1-4.3 inch (depth)
ca. 0.6 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 small
– 1x leather shoulder strap pad (detachable)
Color choices:
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The nano messenger was designed for the following example gear
– 1 mirrorless cameras like the Olympus O-MD E-M5, Olympus O-MD E-M10, Sony A6500, Fuji XT10, Sony A7, Leica M6, Leica M (262), Leica T, Leica Q and many others

– alternatively a compact DSLR like for example the Canon 800D, Nikon D3400 or Panasonic GH5

– one additional small prime lens or other small equipment

– possible camera body + lens combinations that will fit in the nano messenger standing upright:

  • Canon 800D with EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6
  • Fujifilm X-T2 with Fujinon XF 18-35mm f3.5-5.6
  • Sony A7R II with Sony FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6
  • Leica M (262) with Leica Summicron-M 90mm f2
  • turning the camera to horizontal position even larger kits are possible, like an 800D with Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art

– rear side zipper pocket for documents and valuables

– the slide-in front pocket is ideal for batteries, filters, lens pens, smartphone, business cards and/or some cash

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

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

– compagnon zippers are made by the best zipper manufacturer in the world: YKK. The zipper 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

– the leather shoulder strap, in its widest setting, is about 1.5 meters long so even very tall users can enjoy full comfort and flexibility



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