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SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON

Festival survival guide inspired by MEC Outdoor Nation

Story by MEC June 28th, 2016

MEC Outdoor Nation

MEC Outdoor Nation Weekends are coming to Toronto and Montreal, turning city landmarks into overnight campout parties for the outside tribe. 150 young adults will camp out at Montreal‘s Old Port and at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, experiencing two days in the great urban outdoors alongside some of their favourite things: good friends, live music, outdoor adventures and campfires.

Between paddle-boarding, yoga, live music and camping under the stars, there will be hands-on workshops, amazing speakers and time to plan project ideas designed to help get young people outside. MEC will be giving away $20,000 in grants to support these MEC Outdoor Nation projects.

Here are some of our favourite products to compliment the summer festival season.

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Sitting on top of the world

Avoid mud and grass stains with these super lightweight and packable chairs and blankets.

ALITE DESIGNS MANTIS CHAIR

ALITE DESIGNS MEADOW MAT

TICLA CAMP HERO GROUND CLOTH

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Drinking buddy

Gear that keeps you hydrated.


STANLEY SS FLASK

STANLEY SS SHOT GLASS SET

SNOW PEAK TITANIUM ROUND FLASK

GSI 1L GLACIER STAINLESS STEEL TIE‑DYE PEACE DUKJUG

MOUNTAINSMITH COOLER TUBE SLING

STANLEY COOLER 15.1L

NUUN ELECTROLYTE ENHANCED DRINK TABS

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the ultimate cooler

STANLEY COOLER 15.1L

• Holds 21 cans of your favourite drink.

• Keeps food and drink cold for 36 hours.

• Strong enough to use as a handy camp stool.

yOU might SLEEP

A sleeping mat to soften the late night crash and sleeping bags that compliment your festival look.

MEC REACTOR 3.8 SLEEPING PAD

TICLA RAMBLER SLEEPING BAG

TICLA BESITO SLEEPING BAG

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home is wherever i’m with you

Bring a multi-room tent for you and your friends or go solo with our smaller tents. All our tents are waterproof, lightweight and super easy to set-up.


MEC WANDERER A/C 2 TENT

MEC LODGE 4+4 TENT

MEC HOOTENANNY BUG SHELTER

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The best kind of baggage

MEC CASCADE WEEKENDER BAG

MEC CASCADE DUFFLE BAG

MEC SUPERCONTINENT 65 TRAVEL PACK

MEC OUTPOST DUFFLE

UNITED BY BLUE TRAFFORD WEEKENDER BAG

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Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

Tevas and rain boots, the ultimate festival combo.

TEVA ORIGINAL UNIVERSAL MARBLED SANDALS

TRETORN WINGS VINTER BOOTS

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gimme da light

Headlamps free up your hands for phones, beverages and dance moves. Our vintage style lantern can charge your phone and our flashlight glows in the dark so you can find it.

PETZL TIKKINA HEADLAMP

PELICAN 3310PL LED PHOTOLUMINESCENT FLASHLIGHT

BAREBONES CANYON LED RECHARGEABLE LANTERN

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sunglasses for day and night

Large polarized lenses protect you from UV, glare and smoke from the barby. The JULBO SHERPA SUNGLASSES would fit in perfectly at Burning Man.

SUNSKI ORIGINALS SUNGLASSES

JULBO SHERPA SUNGLASSES

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MEC outdoor nation details

MEC Outdoor Nation Montreal

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fee: Free

Location: The Old Port, Montreal

Register: Register at outdoornation.mec.ca.

MEC Outdoor Nation Toronto

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fee: Free

Location: Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto

Register: Register at outdoornation.mec.ca.

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