Mountainsmith has launched a new camera bag series called T.A.N. (Tough as Nails) in collaboration with photographer Chris Burkard, whose name is featured on the bags. Burkard helped design the five new bags, according to Mountainsmith; the series is comprised of the Tanuck 40L backpack, Tanack 10L lumbar pack, and the TAN Kit Cube in small, medium and large sizes.
The Tanuck 40L backpack ($230) is the largest and most expensive of the bunch, offering a ‘tough and versatile’ design with space for a 17-inch laptop, camera, lenses, batteries, tripod, hydration bladder, and other accessories. The backpack is compatible with the smaller Tanack 10L lumbar pack ($100), which offers additional space for more gear. The TAN Kit Cube bags ($50, $60, and $70), meanwhile, are designed to carry a camera, lenses and accessories like SD cards.
All five bags are made from 610d Cordura HP fabric with a 210d nylon liner and EVA high-density PE foam. The backpack also features 630d nylon carbonate, while the backpack and lumbar pack both include YKK zippers. All five bags are water-resistant and described as durable.