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'the little backpack'

Innovation & tradition in a camera backpack: Natural German bull leather and modern Hybrid-Canvas from Scotland. Water resistant, durable, functional, comfortable and beautiful. Now with a more compact footprint. The little backpack.

€429.00 *

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs


Please select color option:

  • 618
  • Grey / Light Brown

What fits inside?


icon_backpack_V2The new little backpack
Tradition and future, natural and progressive. The new Hybrid Canvas feels dry and clean to the touch and will remain just that. The wax, which ensures the enormous water resistance, is now embedded inside the fibre and will not penetrate outwards. This makes our revolutionary canvas less susceptible to stains and dirt while being just as sturdy and durable. Hybrid Canvas will show less patina than its predecessor, if you prefer a characteristic patina look, you can apply our 'Canvas wax' to the outside and thus recreate the classic canvas look.
And despite the unique blend of natural leather and canvas, the HybridCanvas helps to keep the weight down. The little backpack is lighter than other comparable backpacks.

Good is not good enough for us. That's why we made sure the little backpack is very comfortable even on a shorter back. The little backpack features ergonomically shaped and padded shoulder straps with wider surface so the load is distributed evenly. The chest strap is attached to the shoulder strap and always at hand when you need additional stability. The optional, detachable 'the waistbelt 2.0' (sold separatly) hip strap can be attached or removed in seconds and helps to shift some of the weight to the hip section of your body and gives added stability and comfort. The shorter back panel size on the little backpack means it works best for people shorter than 1.7m / 5'7", especially if used with the waistbelt.

The rolltop, the expandable & versatile daypack section, is a key feature on your little backpack. The bottom floor of the rolltop section can be opened or closed, to keep your travel/daily carry gear separated from your camera equipment or give extra room for bulky gear. With the divider floor opened, it is up to you where your camera section ends and your daypack starts.
Also you will find handy zipper pockets on both sides of the backpack, as well as fastenting straps tripods or other bulky luggage. In addition we've reinforced the leather in the front of the backpack to prevent it from folding in even with unevenly distributed interior loads.

The little backpack is the new, compact version of a true style icon among camera backpacks. A compagnon backpack doesn't look like a typical camera pack at all, wows everyone with its unique, incomparable look & character. Classy but also laid-back, there is at least one color model in the backpack line-up to suit your personal style perfectly. Subtle, dapper all-black or the eye-catching Sand & Dark Brown with a timeless desert explorer look. The choice is yours.

Camera bodies
Fullframe / DSLR:  max. 2
Nikon D850
Nikon D750
Nikon 6D
or Canon 5D Mark IV
(without mounted battery grip)

Fullframe / mirrorless:  2-3 bodies max.
Sony A7 R III
Sony A9
Leica SL
Leica M10
(mounted battery grip depending on body height)

APS-C / Four-thirds:  2-3 bodies max.
Fuji X-Pro2
Fuji X-H1
Fuji X-T2
Olympus E-M5 Mark II
(mounted battery grip depending on body height)

Also fits any comparable cameras.
Total number of camera bodies may vary due to amount of added lenses.

Fullframe / DSLR:
Nikkor ED AF-S 80-200mm f2.8
Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f2.8
Nikkor AF-P DX 10-20mm f.4-5-5.6 G VR
Nikkor AF-S 18-35mm f3.5-4.5
Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8
Nikkor AF-S 85mm f1.8
totally 4-6 standing (upright) (up to ca. 13cm / 5.1in height)

Fullframe / mirrorless:
Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS
Sony DT 35mm f1.8 SAM
Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM
Sony FE 12-24mm f4G

APS-C / Four-thirds:
Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8
Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2
Fujinon XF 23mm f1.4
Fujinon MKX 50-135mm t2.9
Fujinon XF 80mm f2.8

Also fits all comparable lenses.
Total number of lens may vary due to size & number of camera bodies.

Editing on the go or make some backups right after shooting is done? No problem at all. This compagnon features a separate, fully padded laptop compartment fitting a 13 inch Macbook Pro (or similar). And you can fit the charger and/or external harddrives, too.

Daily Carry
Essential kit for your day: The compagnon little backpack will store your smartphone, wallet, keys, powerbank and other essential items.

The little backpack will fit a DJI Mavic Pro drone (or similar) with remote and additional batteries & charger. (depending on added camera bodies and lenses)

Cheers to you
This backpack provides storage for the things that keep you creative and keep you going: Drinking bottle up to 1.5 liters, snacks, an extra jacket, a second pair of sneakers, a bike helmet or just about anything you need.

This compagnon offers two exterior tripod mounts for compact and medium sized tripods. If set up accordingly, tripods may also be stored inside the bag, too.

Getting your hands on one
Visit our Brand Store
or find the nearest official dealer

Fabrics & Production



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.)


Authentic compagnon Waxed Canvas
Genuine compagnon waxed Canvas is traditionally crafted in Scotland by a manufacturer looking back on a history of cotton and canvas crafting for British Royal Navy sails. Therefore, compagnon canvas also provides strong protection against the elements.
For compagnon, this stunning material is made in doubled thickness compared to other canvas products on the market. This way the sturdiness and durability matches the compagnon leather, staying your faithful compagnon for decades.
To our knowledge, authentic waxed Canvas is the only vegan, natural material able to retain a ‘patina’ from its use, similar to our beloved pull-up leather.
compagnon canvas is a natural product, thus non-toxic and safe for all children and adults, even in intense use and prolonged skin contact.
If the material is under intense use, especially in warm/hot weather or wet/humid conditions, we’re recommending to add some wax to the fibre after 12-24 months. This is a fairly simple process which merely requires some pure wax and a hairdryer. To maintain the unharmful quality of the fibre, make sure to use pure, organic wax. Genuine pure canvas care wax, made specifically for by us for use with our products, is available in our webshop.

Scope of delivery
inhalt_messenger_pad-L- 2x separator pad large with folding function
inhalt_messenger_pad-S- 8x separator pad small
icon_velcro_cardholder- 1x leather SD/CF card holder (velcro fit)
icon_velcro_pocket_S- 1x leather mesh pocket small (velcro fit)
inahlt_pocket-L- 1x leather mesh pocket large (velcro fit)
icon_pad_rolltop- 1x rolltop separator (fixed in bag on one side, folds open)
icon_pad_backpack_floor- 1x strengthening padded interior floor (velcro fit)
- 10x leather straps for extra item fastening (velcro fit)

Dimensions & weight


Exterior dimensions:
15.7inch (height) x 10.6inch (width) x 6.29 inch (depth)
Internal dimensions:
main storage: 13.77 inch (height) x 9.84 inch (width) x 5.1 inch (depth)
unfolded rolltop as extra storage: max. 8.66 inch (height) x 8.66 inch (width)
Laptop compartment width:
13 inch Macbook Pro or similar
ca. 1.9 kg


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