Mountain Equipment Company

MEC Scout Tarp


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A favourite option for ultra-light hikers, the Scout tarp makes a fine shelter for two. The versatile design can be rigged as a roof, or pitched at an angle to create a comfortable shelter from the wind.

  • Multiple attachment points provide lots of rigging options
  • Nickel-plated solid brass grommets are rugged and corrosion-resistant
  • The stuff sack attaches to 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

Weight1.2kg (Medium)
625g (Small)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
Fly fabric75-denier polyester ripstop
Fly coatingEther-type polyurethane
3.9m (Medium)
2.9m (Small)
2.9m (Medium)
2.1m (Small)
Packed size22x45cm (Medium)
22x34cm (Small)
1.2kg (Medium)
0.625kg (Small)
Stuff sackYes
Seam sealedYes
Made inVietnam

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