Mountain Equipment Company

MEC Silicone Scout Tarp


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A favourite option for fast-and-light hikers, the Silicone 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.

  • Silnylon fabric is super lightweight and tear-resistant
  • Multiple attachment points provide lots of rigging options
  • Nickel-plated solid brass grommets are rugged and corrosion-resistant
  • 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

Weight870g (Squash Medium)
480g (Squash Small)
480g (Pine Small)
870g (Pine Medium)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
Fly fabric30-denier nylon ripstop
Fly coatingSilicone and ether-type polyurethane
3.9m (Squash Medium)
2.9m (Squash Small)
2.9m (Pine Small)
3.9m (Pine Medium)
2.9m (Squash Medium)
2.1m (Squash Small)
2.1m (Pine Small)
2.9m (Pine Medium)
Packed size15x27cm (Squash Medium)
12.23cm (Squash Small)
12x23cm (Pine Small)
15x27cm (Pine Medium)
0.87kg (Squash Medium)
0.48kg (Squash Small)
0.48kg (Pine Small)
0.87kg (Pine Medium)
Stuff sackYes
Seam sealedYes
Made inVietnam

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