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CAMPING 2017

As comfortable as they are versatile, these are the camp goods that our members, staffers and designers love to use and trust over the long haul.

Story by MEC January 29th, 2016

Backed by over 40 years of outdoor experience and refined through meticulous design process, the MEC label proudly features new and classic camping goods unmatched at their price point.

New tents for 2017

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mec CAMPER tents: 2 ($229), 3 ($269) + 4 ($339)

Our game-changing Camper tents (2, 3 and 4) are back and better than ever thanks to an improved pole design and bigger vestibules. No department-store toy, these are real tents for camping and backpacking in real conditions (rain and wind). The secret sauce is the combination of basic aluminum poles and inexpensive yet functional fabrics. It's well designed, uses quality construction and is offered at a stellar price.

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mec WANDERER tents: 2 ($379), 4 ($479)

We re-architected the MEC Wanderer tents to make them roomier inside and add more space to the vestibules too. The pole structure creates almost vertical walls and gives you tons of headroom and living space for getting dressed or sitting up to play cards. It's not an ultralight model, but it's lean enough to bring on a backpacking trip and it's excellent for canoe tripping, sea kayaking or festival season.

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MEC SUPER WANDERER tent ($589)

Five-person tent, or tiny mobile cabin? The Super Wanderer offers comfortable living space thanks to vertical walls and a vestibule that coverts to an awning. Outfitted with 15% more living space than the Wanderer 4, this tent is made for family trips and group camping.

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MEC CHOWHOUSE shelter ($329)

A freestanding shelter for protection from sun, rain, and bugs particularly useful during early- or late-season trips. Floorless, it fits right over a picnic table. Seam-sealed roof helps you laugh at the rain, and big mesh doors and side panels let the view in.


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BURTON BLACKTAIL 2 TENT

The product of a partnership between Big Agnes and Burton, this tent has a signature print to stand out in a big landscape or at a crowded festival. It's freestanding, light enough for backpacking and the twin doors and vestibules provide lots of options for venting, gear storage and views.

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not new, but still awesome

MEC LODGE 4+4 TENT Glamping, anyone? This large tent has 2 bedrooms that each sleep 2 people. Both rooms are accessed from a central hall that’s tall enough to stand up in. The hall doesn't have a floor, so you can use it to deal with wet gear without getting your sleeping bags wet or gritty. Store your bikes in it, dry your wetsuit, or use it as a sheltered dining area. An optional ground sheet converts the hall to a bedroom that sleeps up to 4 additional campers.

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MEC CABIN 4 TENT Add some luxury to your next family outing, car trip or canoe voyage. The Cabin 4 Tent lets you build a real home in the woods. It has plenty of headroom so you don’t have to crouch to get in or out, and you can stand up to change your clothes. Double doors with mesh let cool air circulate freely, but keep out all flying insects.


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MEC SPARK UL 1+ tent

Bring your hotel room with you. Our first ultralight one-person tent, the Spark UL adds more roomy luxury to minimalist adventurers and fits in your luggage. Made of nylon with a ripstop polyester fly, it weighs in at just over a kilo, and gives you interior space to hang out and read, escape bugs and sleep soundly.


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SLEEPING BAGS

New for 2017

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MEC DELPHINUS 0C SLEEPING BAG - WOMEN’S

MEC down sleeping bags have been popular for decades and are known for prices that are waaay cheaper than comparable options. We added a section of vertical baffles over the chest to keep the down in place, so you won't create a cold spot over your core as you shift around during the night. And we're testing them with the EN standard, the most dependable standard available for temperature ratings.

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MEC DRACO 0C SLEEPING BAG - MEN’S

All the benefits of a technical down bag at a price you'd expect to pay for synthetic. Lighter and less bulky than the previous model, this bag keeps more of the heat in and the chill out.

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coolers

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ALITE DESIGNS FIESTA COOLER One tasty feature is the easy-to-clean removable insert (anyone who’s ever tipped over coffee cream in a cooler understands how nice this is). Since it’s soft-sided, it packs down flat to store in your closet when you’re home.

MOUNTAINSMITH CROSSTOWN COOLER TOTE Seam sealed and waterproof interior keeps condensation off your back.

YETI HOPPER 30 COOLER The Ferrari of coolers. Anti-microbial liner resists mildew and mold. Welded seams and a Hydrolok waterproof zipper ensure it's leak proof and airtight.

CAMP KITCHEN

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COFFEE

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COOKING

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UTENSILS

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DRINK

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GAMES

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LIGHTING

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CHAIRS

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HAMMOCKS

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COTS

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GROUND COVERS

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TABLES

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