the little weekender

The timeless design of this camera bag offers handy features for an awesome user experience. It has enough storage to take on up to three full frame bodies or a set of clothes next to a mirrorless camera kit.

€469.00 *

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs


Please select color option:

  • 304
  • Light Brown & Dark Brown

What fits inside?



Fitting equipment


  • Depending on the number of lenses & camera size(s) you can multiple 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.
    *with multiple or very large camera bodies space for a laptop can be limited


  • lenses with a max length of about 23 centimeters do fit in the main storage vertically
  • horizontally the bag can accommodate a camera-lens combo up to 37 centimeters long overall
  • common fast zoom lenses like the popular 70-200mm f/2.8 will fit 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/tablet compartment for laptops up to 13 inch size (2021 Macbook Pro up to 14 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 little 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 little 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 3 large, 2 medium-sized foldable and 2 small Velcro velours dividers to adapt the storage to any kind of kit and even stack smaller lenses or accessories on top of each other without risking any damage
  • separately padded laptop/tablet compartment up to 13" screen sizes (2021 Macbook Pro up to 14 inch) 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 little weekender model

The current little weekender features multiple improvements. We incorporated even more exclusive, sophisticated manufacturing techniques and refinements with our leather bags, including the little 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 little 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.

At the interior, we have added a matching leather memory cardholder and a slide-in pocket, which can be removed and randomly put nearly anywhere in the bag thanks to their Velcro base. 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- 3x divider large
inhalt_messenger_pad-S- 2x divider short

- 2x divider short with folding function
- 1x leather shoulder strap cushioned pad (detachable)
- 1x leather shoulder strap (detachable)

Dimensions & weight


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:
33.5cm / 13.18in, ideal for Macbook Pro up to 14", iPad Pro& or similar tablets/notebooks
ca. 1.5 kg


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Customer reviews on "the little weekender"
23 Feb 2021

Sehr hochwertige Fototasche mit viel Platz bei sehr überschaubarem Außenmaß

Ich habe nach einer Erweiterung für meinen Backpack 2.0 gesucht und bin nach langer Recherche sowie etlichen Vergleichsvideos auf Youtube ( Danke an den Taschenfreak Jörg Langer ) zu dem Entschluss gekommen, mir einen Little Weekender zuzulegen.

Den großen Weekender immer im Auge, jedoch etwas Skepsis bezüglich der Größe und dem Gewicht wenn er denn gefüllt ist hab ich mich dann noch für den Little Weekender entschieden.

Seit Jahren überlegte ich mir schon, solch eine Tasche zuzulegen. Es ist ja doch auch nicht gerade wenig Geld was man dafür ausgibt. Wenn man dann aber - und das gilt für alle Produkte von Compagnon- das Produkt in den Händen hält, kommt man einfach aus dem Staunen nicht mehr raus. Die Qualität, die Liebe zum Detail, die Individualisierungsmöglichkeiten mit den Trennern innen, ein Traum!

Gefüllt mit meinem Kameraequipment sowie weiteren täglichen Utensilien ein toller, treuer Begleiter!

14 Dec 2020


Geniale Fototasche!
Habe einige Zeit gebraucht bis ich mich entschieden hatte, diese Tasche zu kaufen.
Auf den ersten Blick dachte ich die Tasche wäre zu groß und unhandlich.
Aber ganz das Gegenteil ist der Fall, sie ist sehr gradlinig gestaltet und steht wenn man sie hin stellt fällt sie auch nicht um.
Auch der Tragekomfort ist fantastisch. Würde diese Tasche immer wieder kaufen.

4 Sep 2018

Perfekte Tasche für mirrorless

Ist nach der Little messenger und Weekender meine dritte Tasche von Compagnon. Die Verarbeitung/Qualität und das Design ist einfach unschlagbar!

4 Sep 2018

Alles dabei bei kleinem Formfaktor

Die little weekender ist wie ein schwarzes Loch für Equipment, es passt viel mehr rein, als man von außen erkennen kann. Die Reißverschlusstaschen an der Vorderseite eignen sich hervorragend für Zubehör oder auch einen Sofortbilddrucker von Fujifilm, während man in den Innenraum 2 Gehäuse mit Batteriegriff, 6 Objektive und 2 Blitze (Fujifilm X System) oder 2 Gehäuse mit Batteriegriff und 6 Objektive (Sony FE System) unterbekommt. Der Vorteil ist, dass man durch den Zugriff von oben an alles gleichzeitig rankommt, während man beim Messenger z.b. durchaus mal stapeln müsste. Außerdem bleibt der little weekender zuverlässig stehen, während mir die Messenger öfter mal nach vorne umgekippt ist, während sie auf dem Boden stand. Für Hochzeitsfotografen besonders zu empfehlen: stylisch, kompakt, nicht schwerer als ein Messenger, es passt aber viel mehr rein.

4 Sep 2018


Ich habe lange darüber nachgedacht in eine qualitativ hochwertige Fototasche für kleinere Fotosessions zu investieren, bei denen ich keinen Koffer brauche. Auf der Photokina 2016 bin ich dann schlussendlich auf compagnon gestoßen.
Die Größe vom "The little Weekender" ist genau richtig für eine DSLM, zwei Objektive und ein Blitzgerät. Außerdem sieht sie todschick aus! Das kommt mit großer Sicherheit auch bei Kunden gut an.
Aber nicht nur das Design, sondern auch die Sicherheit meiner Ausrüstung war mir wichtig und bei den compagnon Produkten habe ich bisher eigentlich keinerlei Grund für Bedenken gehabt.
Einfach toll, dass es diese Kombination aus Prestige, Qualität und Sicherheit gibt!

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