Leading backpack brand Mountainsmith, have just collaborated with legendary outdoor photographer Chris Burkard on a new collection of camera backpacks and bags.
Mountainsmith, based in Rocky Mountains, Colorada, have been creating high quality adventure backpacks for 35 years. Beginning with their iconic lumbar packs in 1979, the brand specialises in products for outdoor adventurers.
Their new launch features a new line of adventure camera packs designed in collaboration with Burkard. The brand worked with Burkard to research and develop the product line from start to finish, relying heavily on his product testing input and outdoor photography expertise to design and polish the collection. An accomplished explorer and photographer, Burkard specialises in stunning outdoor landscape photography. From capturing surfers off the volcanic Aleutian Island, to shooting longboarders in the Yosemite, US and paragliders in Switzerland, Burkard’s photography is truly breath taking.
The new 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 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, makes transporting and carrying gear for long periods of time easy and allows quick access to your equipment.
Of the new launch, Chris Burkard said:
My goal with this series was to create something that I’d be comfortably taking on 95% on my trips. 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 new T.A.N. series is available to purchase now on Mountainsmith.com as well as ChrisBurkard.com and the bags range from $49.95 / £40.21 to $229.95/£185.26.