Compagnon Element Backpack Review

"Durable. Protective. Expansive."

The Element backpack from Compagnon is durable, expandable and built to house all your daily photo/video needs.


Compagnon Element Backpack Xpac exterior. Rolltop for expandability.

Xpac exterior. Rolltop for expandability.

Compagnon Element Backpack Side camera access. Removable hip strap.

Side camera access. Removable hip strap.

Very comfortable harness system; even for heavier loads.

Compagnon Element Backpack Great internal org for camera gear.

Great internal org for camera gear.

The padding and construction in the dividers and the sides of the bag is excellent. Solid quality.

I find that opening the zip around this back panel can be a little cumbersome with the straps and clips around the zipper.

Compagnon Element Backpack Beefy for daily carry, but doable. Can travel.

Beefy for daily carry, but doable. Can travel.

For my small camera package this thing is overkill. (more camera bags here.)

But for bigger rigs this thing is absolutely killer. Lots of organization, lots of protection, lightweight Xpac material… solid.