the weekender

This compagnon does not only impress by its size that’s specious enough for a professional photo setup, but also because it looks distinctly dapper and casually special. When it comes to air travel it is carry-on compliant.

€599.00 *

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs


Please select color option:

  • 312
  • Light Brown

What fits inside?



Fitting equipment


  • Depending on the number of lenses & camera size(s) you can fit 2-5 camera bodies
  • compact mirrorless cameras like Leica M10, Leica Q2, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Fujifilm X-T4 and similar
  • compact APS-C DSLR bodies like Canon EOS 90D, Nikon D5600, and others
  • mirrorless fullframe systems like Sony Alpha a7R IV, Canon R5, Nikon Z7 II, and more
  • fullframe DSLR bodies like Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Nikon D750, Canon EOS 1Dx, Nikon D6, etc.
  • medium format cameras like Fujifilm GFX100, Hasselblad X1D II 50c, Hasselblad H6D, Leica S3, PhaseOne XF IQ4 etc.


  • lenses with a max length of about 24 centimeters do fit in the main storage vertically
  • horizontally the bag can accommodate a camera-lens combo up to 46 centimeters long overall
  • common fast zoom lenses like the popular 70-200mm f/2.8 will fit solo or even mounted to a camera standing in the bag vertically
  • this also applies to a wide range of fast prime lenses like the popular Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4, EF 85mm f/1.2, 135mm f/2, 14mm f/2.8, etc.


  • separately padded laptop compartment for laptops up to 15 inch size (Macbook Pro from 2019 also 16 inch)
  • according to the size of the camera kit you can add a compact drone setup, for example, a DJI Mavic Pro with accessories
  • the large opening flap provides a great overview on all the equipment and easy access. Packing, accessing and organizing your camera kit and other contents becomes incredibly convenient
  • documents, notepads, filters, batteries, gloves, and various other utensils will fit in the exterior front pockets and the spacious rear pocket

Features & Specs

Fabrics and Craftsmanship

  • tradition of the finest leather crafting, resulting in a camera duffle bag in timeless design. Its exterior looks like a dapper leather travel bag without any hints of its purpose as a pro-grade camera & gear bag
  • fair responsible manufacturing with minimized ecological footprint is crucial for us. The hide for our famous leather originates from pastures in southern Germany, often even directly from our home region itself. We do not believe in all-time animal housing, and we do not purchase hide of cattle kept inside too much. Our leathers show unique pores and certain irregularities, reflecting the free and pristine life of the animal
  • all compagnon leathers are created by a small, family-owned, traditional tannery in Germany. Strictly sticking to vegetal, natural tanning without using chemicals to achieve color or a certain feel. All that's needed is craftsmanship and attention to detail
  • the natural tanning process incorporates organic oils and waxes into the pores of the leather. These make sure even the leather on the weekender offers dependable weatherproofing. Putting some organic leather care, like our homemade 'the beewax', on the leather every 6-12 months will keep it weatherproof year after year
  • compagnon leather products are made by our experienced seamstresses, artisans, and craftsmen in our workshop near the city of Cracow
    Get all-access info about our workshop and get even more details on our fabrics and materials at the segment 'Fabrics and Production' above

Exterior Features

  • compagnon fans not only love the unique look and luxurious feel of our leather products. Protection for your equipment is great. Our leather is weatherproof, durable and combines with the all-around protective padding to result in a dependable compagnon for many, many years
  • compagnon weekender models share a timeless, classic look with modern and functional features being hidden well. For example, there are magnets within the leather on the storage flap, so it falls right in the correct spot. Paired with YKK Duo zippers opening and closing the bag is easy
  • the practical front pockets of our weekender or little weekender models use a built-in leather zipper cover to hold off the weather
  • the spacious rear zipper pocket nearly spans the entire width of the bag, providing plenty of storage with super easy access
  • the weekender and little weekender bags also come with a rear trolley-/suitcase-mount so travelling with these compagnons is extra easy
  • on the floor of your weekender you'll find solid metal feet, which, in combination with the reinforced floor panel, provide dependable footing
  • the detachable wide shoulder belt is backed by a high-tenacity military nylon layer. For added comfort, there is a detachable leather & foam shoulder pad, which you can position according to your preference
  • even the most dependable shoulder strap will not provide security if loops, carabiners and rings are not top-notch. Our solid metal hooks, adjusters, and fasteners on the weekender are not just extremely strong but also feature a Gunmetal surface finish for extra protection, durability and unique looks
  • all exterior zippers are made by the world leader in zipper technology: YKK. They are unprecedented ruggedness, durability, and a superior experience of use
  • the weekender comes with 'passive anti-theft' functionality, as it is not recognizable as a camera bag from the outside at all, appearing like a sophisticated leather travel duffle

Interior Features

  • main storage compartment with protective padding all around to ensure safe, flexible transport of your gear
  • the interior is lined with a German premium Velcro velours. Its fastening and bonding strength with our velcro pads and accessories exceeds the levels of common Velcro linings. Also, it allows for massively more fastenings and removals than other velours options
  • the layout of the main storage enables you to use part of the capacity for camera gear while segmenting an area for other travel luggage as well
  • subtle interior pocket is ideal for high-security transport of wallet, documents, cards, ID, tickets, and more
  • with 4 large and 8 medium-sized Velcro velours dividers to adapt the storage to any kind of kit
  • total of 8 Velcro fastening straps to secure small or especially heavy/bulky tech you would like to fasten even more
  • separately padded laptop compartment up to 15" screen sizes (Macbook Pro 2019 or newer also 16") with leather strap fastener
Fabrics & Production


Leather & Craftsmanship

Natural compagnon leather

The renowned exclusive compagnon bull leather crafted according to our specifications by a small, family-run tannery in Northern Germany. With their experience in tanning built over generations, we're using nothing but selected German or, in rare cases, Southern English bull hide. We focus on maintaining the purity and natural qualities of the incredible raw fabric as much as possible. For that reason, each hide, and respectively each compagnon product made from it, shows unique structure and character, reflecting the life of that very animal. Achieving absolute sameness in look, which can only be achieved by housing the animal close to 100 percent of its life, is something we do not believe in. A near-natural, better than appropriate life of the animals used for compagnon products are of utmost importance. This provides a responsible, but also beautiful and natural compagnon leather.

The traditional tanning process uses natural agents like fermented foliage, waxes, and oils. This not only results in a beautiful color tone, but also creates a property called 'pull-up'. That is a permanent feature, enabling the leather to develop a unique patina from its individual use over time. Therefore, you, as the owner, can have a direct influence on the look, feel, and character of your compagnon bag. You might have seen well-aged colonial leather club chairs before. That kind of story-telling look is what your compagnon could look like after a few years. Generally, light brown leather builds the most characteristic patina, typically resulting in a rich, dark honey tone. The clear choice for any 'pull-up'-enthusiast. Our dark brown leather comes with a pull-up effect of medium intensity, giving some change after some time but not transforming the look as much. Black leather will show the least patina and look close to a new state after multiple years. If you appreciate a sleek, clean look, this might be the perfect choice for you.

Despite its amazing look, feel and quality, no harmful chemicals are needed to create genuine compagnon leather. It is completely safe and harmless to your health (or everyone's health around you), even in intense use. We do not use harmful ingredients like chrome or chemical agents to achieve absolute color sameness in our tanning. With generations of leather tanning experience, we can achieve consistent colors with natural processes alone. Also, compagnon leather is a strictly local product for which the know-how of small, family-run businesses is combined. As we do not recommend putting chemical, industrial leather care products on such a pure leather product, we created our personally(!) homemade, fully organic ‚the beewax‘ leather care. It refreshes the color and the original weatherproofing, as well as keeping the leather from drying out.
All compagnon leather products are meticulously handcrafted in our workshop close to the city of Cracow. Find out more in our behind-the-scenes tour at our workshop where all our leather and canvas bags, backpacks and accessories are made.

Current weekender model

The current weekender features multiple improvements compared to its successful predecessor. We incorporated even more exclusive, sophisticated manufacturing techniques and refinements with our leather bags, including the weekender. All visible edges of leather panels are hemmed by hand and double stitched. This not only improves durability and also increases your compagnon's bespoke look and dapper appeal.

Additionally, all massive metal parts on our leather bags are coated with a 'vintage gunmetal' anodization. This gunmetal finish adds to the premium look and the exceptional durability of the compagnon weekender and all its features. The versatile back pocket now spans the entire bags width and with its even larger opening, you'll enjoy using it more, even for bulky items or a tablet.

Our famous, durable Velcro velour also covers the inside of the main opening, providing more protection for your gear and more room to fit accessories, like the included extra pockets. Moreover, we have revised the laptop compartment and changed the push button solution for a Velcro laptop fastener, as this doesn't harbor the risk of fine scratches on your equipment.

Scope of delivery
inhalt_messenger_pad-L- 4x divider large
inhalt_messenger_pad-S- 8x divider short

- 8x leather Velcro gear fastening straps
- 1x leather shoulder strap cushioned pad (detachable)

Dimensions & weight


Exterior dimensions:
12.6inch (height) x 20.9inch (width) x 11 inch (depth, overall)
Internal dimensions:
9.4 inch (height) x 18.1 inch (width) x 9.8 inch (depth)
Laptop compartment width:
max. 15 inch, ideal for Macbook Pro, iPad Pro& or similar tablets/notebooks
ca. 2.8 kg


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Customer reviews on "the weekender"
26 Dec 2020

Absolut großartige Tasche

Ich habe diese Tasche mittlerweile seit drei Jahren und bin immer noch begeistert. Die Tasche ist sehr geräumig (zwei DSL Kameras, davon eine mit Batteriegriff und Objektiv, eine nur mit Griff, vier Objektive, Blitz und Zubehör), die Vortaschen sind ideal für Filter Reinigungsutensilien und weiteres Zubehör. Sie ist nicht nur praktisch, sondern auch formschön und sehr wertig verarbeitet. Kurzum, ich bin nach wie vor begeistert. Sie hat mich auf vielen Reisen begleitet und sieht immer noch aus wie neu. Sicherlich gehört sie nicht zu den billigeren Taschen, sie ist aber preiswert im Wortsinn, sie ist ihres Preises wert. messenger

28 Sep 2018

Beste Kameratasche für viel Equipment!

Eines vorweg, mein Kauf ist nun fast genau ein Jahr her und nach 4 Flügen, 20 Hochzeiten und 3 Filmjobs kann ich guten Gewissens diese Bewertung schreiben.
Lange habe ich nach einer Kameratasche gesucht, in welcher ich mein ganzes Equipment sicher transportieren kann. Der Weekender ist echt ein unglaubliches Platzwunder! Hier bekommt man für sein Geld die maximale Qualität und eine echte Überraschung.
Ganz klar, die Tasche ist nicht gerade die Preiswerteste auf dem Markt, aber mal ganz ehrlich, wollt ihr euer Equipment im wert von 10-20k einer billig produzierten Tasche für ein zehntel des Wertes anvertrauen?
In den Weekender bekomme ich wirklich alles rein! ob eine Red Dragon mit 4 Optiken, 4 V-Mount Akkus, Speicherkarten, Festplatten Macbook und Zubehör oder mein 2 Kamerabodys (4d MKIV & 1DX MKII) 4 Optiken, Speicherkarten, Zubehör, Macbook und alles was man an einer 14 Stunden Hochzeit noch gebrauchen kann.
Die Tasche wird wirklich so gut wie täglich von mir genutzt und sieht aus, wie am ersten Tag. Dabei steht sie gerne mal im Regen oder wird im Sand abgestellt. Alles kein Problem! Noch nie wurde mein Equipment feucht oder nass. Ist sie mal schmutzig geworden, kann mann sie mit einem feuchten Tuch einfach abreiben. Selbst das Fliegen ist total unkompliziert, da die Tasche die maximale Maße für das Handgepäck hat. Bei der Kontrollen am Flughafen gab es wirklich noch nie Probleme. Wie Ihr seht bin ich einfach rundum begeistert vom Weekender, es gibt wirklich nichts zu beanstanden. Klar ist die Tasche vollgepackt nicht gerade leicht und wiegt gerne mal 12-15 Kilogramm, aber durch den gepolsterten Schultergurt verteilt sich das Gewicht echt gut und ist angenehm zu tragen. Hier spürt man einfach die super Qualität des Leders un die saubere Verarbeitung!

17 Sep 2018

Empfehlung: Kaufen und lieben

Du bist auf der Suche nach einer Fototasche, in der du dein komplettes Equipment unterkriegst? Die gut aussieht, hervorragend riecht und ein Handschmeichler ist? Bei der du schon beim Auspacken nicht mehr dran denkst, was sie mal gekostet hat? Dann kauf dir die Weekender! Ja, der Preis kann einen während des Bestellprozesses abschrecken; immerhin sind 590 Euro eine Menge Geld. Aber deswegen ist sie nicht teuer. Denn du kaufst eine Tasche, die jeden Cent wert ist, in die du dich direkt nach dem Öffnen des Kartons verlieben wirst. Und die dir bei jedem Fotoauftrag deine komplette Ausrüstung abnimmt, falls du diese dabeihaben willst. In meiner Weekender, die ich im März 2015 in hellbraun mit dunklen Akzenten kaufte, sind das nachfolgende Gerätschaften: 2x Vollformat-DSLR, 3x Aufsteckblitz, 1x 70-200 2.8, 1x 105 2.8, 1x 24-70 2.8, 1x 50 1.4, 1x 16-35 4.0, 2 Tischstative, mehrere Funkfernauslöser, Filter, ein Haufen Akkus für Kameras, Blitze und Fernauslöser, mehrere Ladegeräte, diverse Kabel und Adapter, Spiderholster Duo und Kleinkram wie Schreibutensilien, Taschenlampe, Inbus-Schlüssel. Durch den breiten und gut gepolsterten Gurt lässt sich die Weekender sogar noch auf der Schulter tragen. Alternativ stelle ich die volle Tasche gerne in einen kleinen Bollerwagen. Bleibt zum Schluss nur noch eine Empfehlung von mir: Bestell-Button drücken und die Weekender lieben lernen.

4 Sep 2018

The Best

Die großartigste Tasche, die es gibt. Nicht nur praktisch, sondern von herausragender Qualität. Und mit jedem Tag wird das Leder besser. One Weekender geht es definitiv nicht auf Reisen. Ich kann den Weekender ohne jede Einschränkung empfehlen.

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