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Mountainsmith and Burkard: New Adventure Photography Packs

A couple of days ago, Golden CO based Mountainsmith announced the release of a new line of adventure photography packs. They describe them as “tough as nails,” hence the T.A.N. acronym in their name: Mountainsmith TAN.

Here’s what they tell us about ’em.

Mountainsmith and Burkard: New Adventure Photography Packs

Tanuck 40 Inside

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.

Tanack 10

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. 

Kit Cube Large

 “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.”

Kit Cube Small

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.

Those listed in the new line:

  • Tanuck 40
  • Tanack 10
  • Kit Cube Large
  • Kit Cube Medium
  • Kit Cube Small

Kit Cube Medium

About Mountainsmith in their own words.

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. 

About Chris Burkard via Mountainsmith.

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.

You can visit Mountainsmith online here and learn more about Chris Burkard here.


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