Tasmanian Tiger


The brand with the TASMANIAN TIGER in the logo is, by now, a well-known manufacturer of equipment and gear for military and police with many satisfied customers. Within six years, TASMANIAN TIGER has established itself as one of the top suppliers of professional equipment and gear for military and police. 

TASMANIAN TIGER has made its mark in particular with backpacks for different fields of use. Whether it‘s backpacks for individual combatants on mission for several weeks, backpacks for snipers with quick-release system, large backpacks for transport, technically sophisticated first aid backpacks or functional backpacks for daytime use – TASMANIAN TIGER offers the proper model for every field of application. Technically mature carrying systems, specially developed for heavy loads (X1-System) or for friction-locked carrying during movement- intensive activities (X Lite Vario-System) turn the TASMANIAN TIGER backpacks into absolute high-end products. In the development of this gear, TASMANIAN TIGER benefits from the sister company TATONKA which has a track record of experience in the manufacture of backpacks and development of high-performance carrying systems spanning over several decades, being one of the top vendors for high-quality backpacks on the European outdoor market. TASMANIAN TIGER is building on these experiences and is thus able to offer ergonomically well thought-out backpacks with perfect fit and superior carrying comfort. 

Next to backpacks, our customers at TASMANIAN TIGER can also choose from extensive equipment for tactical applications, police operations or gear for outdoor use.


The TASMANIAN TIGER – also called Tasmanian Wolf – was the largest carnivorous marsupial on the Australian continent. It was about the size of a small wolf and owes its name “TASMANIAN TIGER” to its striped coat which served as camouflage. The animal was a predator – not very fast but extremely persevering – and followed up on its prey at night, chasing it down until it was exhausted so it could finally snatch it. Equipped with a superior set of teeth and a mouth which it could open up to 180 degrees, the animal showed no mercy for its prey.

The TASMANIAN TIGER is said to be extinct on the Australian continent since the 1930s; the last species lived on the island of Tasmania. In 1966, a large sanctuary for animals had been opened so as to provide them with a retreat area, and to preserve the species in this way. Until today, no TASMANIAN TIGER has any longer been sighted, but quite a few people believe that the animal has managed to survive in this sanctuary, having escaped discovery until today …

In this mythical legend, the specific attributes of the animal – will to survive, hunting instinct, perfect camouflage, cleverness, strength and perseverance – manifest itself. These attributes have prompted us to give our products the name TASMANIAN TIGER. The legend lives on!


1980    Foundation of Mountain Sport GmbH by Winfried Schechinger
1985 Move of the company to Puchheim near Munich
1989 Building up of the first production facility in Vietnam
Movement into the own office and warehouse in Dasing
1991 Expansion of the production facility in Vietnam
1993 Receipt of the investment licence for the Mountech Co. Ltd.
Registration of the brand TATONKA
1994 Renaming Mountain Sport GmbH into Tatonka GmbH
1996 Building up the second sewing factory in Ho Chi Minh City
1997 Setting up the stainless steel factory
1999 Registration of  the brand TASMANIAN TIGER in Germany
2001 Worldwide registration of the brand TASMANIAN TIGER
TASMANIAN TIGER products are presented the first time at the IWA show
First TASMANIAN TIGER consumer catalogue
2004 Andreas Schechinger becomes CEO of Tatonka GmbH
2008 Extension of the investment licence of Mountech Co. Ltd.
Consolidation of the two sewing factories into one facility in Ho Chi Minh City
2011 Certification of the factory Mountech Co. Ltd. following the International Social Standard SA8000
The project “Open Factory” starts at Mountech Co. Ltd.
2013 20th anniversary of the brand TATONKA
2014 Re-Certification of the SA8000 social Standard for Mountech Co. Ltd.
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