Introducing Chris Burkard’s T.A.N. Camera Bag Series

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 for themselves.

After so many years behind the lens, trying and testing different carrying solutions, Chris quickly learned that there is no perfect bag. His goal with this system was to create something that he’d be comfortable taking on 95% on his trips. Something he can shoot out off, take on a day hike, travel on planes with, or simply take on a day to the beach and leave the cameras behind. The pieces can be used independently or as a system for an easy and versatile solution on every adventure.

Learn more at,, or

“Mountainsmith seemed like the perfect brand to create this with. I didn’t just want to put my name on anything and they have a reputation for building tough, long lasting products. This series is nicknamed the T.A.N, which stands for Tough as nails. It’s created around the concept of a climbing haul bag, built out of Cordura brand fabric with a stand up bottom that makes this pack literally the most universal camera bag on the market.”
- Chris Burkard

- Post Time: 01-13-17 - By: