The Mountainsmith TanuckLITE 40 Camera Backpack was Designed with Chris Burkard

The new TanuckLITE 40 could be the camera backpack to consider whether you’re just getting into outdoor photography or taking it to the next level.

With camera backpacks for adventure and outdoor photographers now a must, we have yet another for you to consider for your next trip. Mountainsmith, creator of backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear, continues its partnership with outdoor lifestyle photographer Chris Burkard, who co-designed the newly-launched TanuckLITE 40.

Inspired by the success of the Tanuck 40, their earlier collaboration with Burkard, Mountainsmith brings the same bombproof construction into the lighter and more nimble TanuckLITE 40. This new offering weighs less than four pounds, thanks to a lightweight, aramid ripstop that ensures extreme durability in light fabric. Mountainsmith and Burkard also made sure to offset the load of heavy photo equipment by incorporating a minimal, removable waisttbelt to reduce the weight across the board.


The TanuckLITE 40 features a MOLLE style webbing, a front panel expansion pocket, and D-Ring attachment points. It also combines with the Mountainsmith T.A.N. Series Kit Cubes to fit all your adventure essentials and make it even more versatile. The side panel pockets can fit pack light stands, tripods, reusable water bottles, and accessories, while removable compression straps stabilizes load.

This new action and outdoor camera backpack has a removable top lid, clips into the shoulder strap mounted D-rings for a chest mount carry option, and allows instant access to your camera, lenses, phone, batteries, and more when you’re on the move. It also includes a hydration bladder sleeve and exit port, and dual density shoulder straps with load lifter suspension for more efficient carry.

Want to know more about the new TanuckLITE 40 and see if it’s the next camera backpack for you? Head to and to find out more and get yourself one.


Images used with permission from Mountainsmith