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Experience for Yourself: MEC Camping 2017

Inspired by our national MEC gear rental program

Story by MEC May 2nd, 2017

Our national MEC gear rental program let's our members try out new gear at a low cost.

Our members love our rental program and we wanted to extend the experience to you without the fee. Our MEC Experience for Yourself: Camping 2017 site was put together to inspire and support your next camping or festival trip. Enjoy good times outside firsthand with gear that's easy to use, super comfortable and a lot fun - camp bocce anyone? Take a look and let us know what you'd like to borrow for your next adventure.

Please contact Tory Nash at NKPR (Tory@nkpr.net) if you have questions or would like to book.

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MEC CAMPER 4 TENT

Our most popular tent for 2-3 adults. We redesigned it for 2017 with improved pole design and bigger vestibules.

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MEC VOLT LT 2 TENT

A lightweight, packable tent for 1 or 2 people. In your pack or strapped to your bike rack, it’s barely noticeable. In camp, it’s conspicuously spacious and comfortable.

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MEC CREEKSIDE 0C SLEEPING BAG

It's a good option for road trip, cabins, music festivals, and sleepovers. On warm nights, unzip it and fold it out like a comforter to fall asleep under the stars. Insulated with synthetic MEC Hyperloft Eco polyester insulation that's 50% recycled fibres.

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MEC CREEKSIDE 0C DOUBLE SLEEPING BAG

Double sleeping bag which unzips on both sides, so you can use it as a pair of comforters to fall asleep under the stars. Insulated with synthetic MEC Hyperloft Eco polyester insulation that's 50% recycled fibres.


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MEC LITTLE DIPPER SLEEPING BAG - KIDS’

Your little camper will the love the warmth and room inside this bag. Drawcord-free design to prevent entanglement. Quick-drying Hyperloft insulation is 50% recycled polyester, 50% polyester.

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MEC REACTOR 6.5 SLEEPING PAD

The Reactor 6.5 is the thickest mat in the Reactor family. That, combined with its large, non-tapered shape, makes it the pad of choice for four-season campers looking to sleep warm and wide. Velcro® side strips attach securely to other rectangular Reactor pads to form a double bed.

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MEC VECTAIR SLEEPING PAD

Lightweight and packable, perfect for backpacking or bike touring. New for 2017!

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BAREBONES EXPLORER COOLER

Keeps 36 canned drinks or BBQ supplies cool for up to 2 days, which makes it great for road trips to the lake or long weekend camping.

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YETI HOPPERFLIP 12

The Everest of coolers. A seriously rugged semi-soft cooler.

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MEC CAMP CHAIR

For seasons of fireside and beachfront enjoyment, this durable camp chair uses breathable mesh with 600-denier polyester in high stress areas.

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MEC CAMP TOGETHER MAYFLY CHAIR

Ideal lightweight, packable chair for hanging out at festivals, watching the campfire and leaning way back to look at the stars.

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MEC CAMP TOGETHER CAMP CHAIR - KIDS’

The cup holder fits a nice cup of hot chocolate, and the chair locks in position so kids can move about without the chair collapsing.

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BAREBONES FOREST LED RECHARGEABLE LANTERN

The Barebones Forest burns clean electrons instead of sooty kerosene. USB output keeps your phone fully charged. Infinite adjustment from 1 to 325 lumens covers every situation.

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PETZL TIKKINA HEADLAMP

Headlamps keep you hands-free for cooking, set-up or walks. Whether in camp, around home, or evening bouldering, this little headlamp is compact enough to keep with you, and bright enough to find many uses.

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coffee? Tea?


PRIMUS LITECH KETTLE: A very lightweight, and rugged hard anodized aluminum kettle, for coffee at Skaha or tea in the Sahara.

SNOW PEAK TITANIUM FRENCH PRESS: With this light French press you are just 4 minutes away from a high quality cup of coffee at a lakeside campsite or ski-in hut.


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JETBOIL GENESIS 2 BURNER STOVE

With a unique folding hinge (sort of like a waffle maker) it can be stashed in a small space in the back of the car or in the rooftop box. It features 2 powerful burners to satisfy even the most demanding backcountry chef du cuisine. As efficient as it is powerful, it can boil 48L of water with a 1lb. propane bottle.

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good times outside

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MEC GEAR rental program

Just some of the gear available for our members to rent at MEC stores:

Click on a city name on our store page to see what's available for rent at each location across the country.

If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more or book your own gear, please contact Tory Nash at NKPR (Tory@nkpr.net).

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