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MEC Silicone Scout Tarp


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The Scout is a favourite option for ultra-light hikers. It also makes a fine small shelter for two people on a ski trip or a day trip that leads to a windy summit or lakeshore. The silicone-treated fabric is awesomely light and compact and has incredible tear-resistance. It is a versatile design that you can rig as a roof, or pitch at an angle to create a comfortable shelter from the wind.

  • Multiple attachment points provide lots of rigging options
  • Nickle-plated solid brass grommets are rugged and corrosion-resistant
  • The stuff sack snaps onto an attachment near the middle of the centre seam, so you can use a trekking pole, paddle, or length of wood as a centre pole
  • Centre loop lets you suspend it pyramid-style

Tech specs

Weight515g (Stainless Steel)
515g (Sour Apple)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
Fabric30-denier nylon ripstop
Waterproof treatmentSilicone-coated
AttachmentGrommets + nylon tabs
Packed size23 x 19cm
Dimensions2.9 x 2.1m
Stuff sackYes
Made inVietnam

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