I had the pleasure of taking a few outdoor photography clinics from Chris Burkard at the Outessa Summit in Utah last summer. Needless to say, he is a bit of a legend when it comes to adventure photography and will do almost anything to get the shot. Mountainsmith recently team up with Burkard to launch a new line of adventure camera packs. Dubbed Burkard T.A.N., these packs are “Tough as Nails.”
The Burkard T.A.N. series is composed of five separate pieces that are designed to work together to create a universal camera carry solution. This new line offers an array of lens, camera, accessory, and tripod carrying options that can be used separately or together as a complete system. The T.A.N. series Kit Cubes, which feature movable internal dividers that you customize the way your camera equipment is stored, are designed to fit inside the main Tanuck 40 backpack. The cubes can easily be removed when you leave the cameras behind and want to just head out on a hike.
Mountainsmith Tanuck 40 Backpack ($229.95)
The main pack in this series, the Tanuck 40, was designed around the concept of a climbing haul bag. It is built out of durable Cordura with a stand up bottom so it won’t fall over when placed on the ground. Combined with its side bag and a Kit Cube camera storage unit, The Tanuck 40 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 Tanack 10 ($99.95)
The Tanack 10 is a lumbar pack that offers multiple carry options to adapt to a variety of endeavors and destinations. It’s compatible with both the Tanuck 40 and Kit Cubes.
Mountainsmith Kit Cube Large ($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 ($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 ($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.
The Burkard T.A.N. line is available now from both the Mountainsmith website and Burkard’s site.