Mountainsmith Partners with Chris Burkard on New Line of Adventure Photography Packs

November 8, 2016

Mountainsmith—craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear—is excited to announce the launch of their new line of adventure camera packs designed in collaboration with legendary outdoor lifestyle photographer Chris Burkard. The Mountainsmith T.A.N. series is available now on Mountainsmith.com as well as ChrisBurkard.com and select retailers.

The Burkard T.A.N. series, which stands for “Tough as Nails,” is comprised of five separately sold pieces that are designed to work together to create the most universal camera carry solution on the market. This new line offers an array of lens, camera, accessory and tripod carrying solutions that can be used separately or together as a complete system. The T.A.N. series Kit Cubes, which feature movable internal dividers that allow consumers to customize the way their camera equipment is stored, are designed to fit inside the Tanuck 40 for when you’re on a photography mission, and can be removed when you leave the cameras behind.

“My goal with this series was to create something that I’d be comfortably taking on 95% on my trips,” says Chris Burkard. “I wanted to create a durable, multipurpose series of bags that work together to suit my shooting style, and Mountainsmith, a brand with a reputation for building tough, long lasting products, was the perfect partner to collaborate with on such a project. The main pack in this series, the Tanuck 40, was designed around the concept of a climbing haul bag; built out of Cordura, with a stand up bottom that makes this pack literally the most universal camera bag on the market. The Tanuck 40, combined with its side bag and a Kit Cube camera storage unit, is a system that doubles as an easy way to transport and carry gear for long periods of time, and can be used to shoot out of fast and efficiently at a moments notice.”

Mountainsmith worked with Burkard to research and develop this product line from start to finish, relying heavily on his product testing input and outdoor photography expertise to design and polish the T.A.N. Series to perfection. For more information on this collaboration series, please visit Mountainsmith.com or ChrisBurkard.com.

Product Details:

Mountainsmith Tanuck 40 Backpack – MSRP: $229.95

The Tanuck 40 is the most universal, durable camera bag on the market. Nicknamed the T.A.N. “Tough As Nails”, this certifiably tough and versatile rucksack is a reliable solution for every adventure. Compatible with the Tanack 10 and Kit Cube series.

Mountainsmith Tanack 10 – MSRP: $99.95

The Tanack 10 is a versatile solution for photographers and adventurers of every level. Compatible with the Tanuck 40 and the Kit Cube series, the lumbar pack offers multiple carry options that adapt to a variety of endeavors and destinations.

Mountainsmith Kit Cube Large – MSRP: $69.95

The Kit Cube Large is a certifiably durable, water resistant camera cube that offers unmatched protection, organization, and compatibility. Pack the Kit Cube in virtually any bag, pack, or piece of luggage to stay light on your feet while keeping your camera gear safe.

Mountainsmith Kit Cube Medium – MSRP: $59.95

The Kit Cube Medium is slightly smaller than the Kit Cube Large, but offers the same protection, organization, and compatibility. The Kit Cube Medium is designed to fit snugly into the Tanuck 40’s main compartment, the Tanack 10, or your go-to pack.

Mountainsmith Kit Cube Small – MSRP: $49.95

The Kit Cube Small is the perfect grab-and-go camera storage system for those quick photography missions. Like the Kit Cube Large and Medium, the Kit Cube Small features a movable divider that allows you to customize the way your cube is organized. It also fits in the Tanack 10 or your favorite lumbar pack.

About Mountainsmith

Headquartered at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, CO for 35 years, Mountainsmith is committed to creating durable provisions for every aspect of your adventure, on and off the trail.  Beginning with iconic lumbar packs in 1979, Mountainsmith products carry an emphasis on utility for those who prefer life outdoors.  Whether that is a solution for the backcountry, the gear closet, the office, the photo shoot, or even the dog; the brand offers tools that serve a purpose and stand the test of time.  Dedicated in its mission to improve the lives of fellow outdoors enthusiasts, Mountainsmith manufactures products that are… forged for life.  Visit www.mountainsmith.com to learn more.

About Chris Burkard

At the age of 30, Chris Burkard is already an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, powerful landscapes. Through social media, he strives to share his vision of wild places with millions of people, and to inspire them to explore.