It’s not necessarily a camera bag. Given that the Mountainsmith Tanuck 40L was designed by popular lensman Chris Burkard, this thing should make for a killer pack for those times you’re planning to bring a good load of photography gear along.
Patterned after climbing haul bags, it comes in a semi-cylindrical profile that allows it to stand up on its own, so you can set it down in the middle of a trail for quickly grabbing items inside. Of course, it comes equipped for photography duties, with room to hold up to two camera bodies and a handful of lenses, a removable top lid that clips into the shoulder straps for mounting a camera on your chest, and dual side panel pockets for tripods, stands, and other unusually-long objects.
The Mountainsmith Tanuck 40L has an inner tube bag inside the main compartment, with a storm collar and a draw closure, along with a zippered front expansion for loading even more gear right outside the tube. Of course, there’s plenty of additional storage here, with an interior hydration bladder sleeve, a rear access laptop compartment (up to 17 inches), multiple compression straps, and even MOLLE-style webbing on the sides for accessory attachments.
Construction is durable 610D Cordura for the shell, 630D nylon carbonate for the base panel, and 210D nylon liner. Other features include dual density shoulder straps that support up to 50 pounds, an EVA frame sheet with a mesh backpanel, and a quick-release padded waistbelt.
Available now, the Mountainsmith Tanuck 40L Backpack is priced at $229.95.