MEC Wanderer 2 Tent

The MEC Wanderer 2 Tent

Product Description

MEC Wanderer 2 Tent

Product Number: 5027-703
Made in China

Weight: 3.9kg

Generous floor, head and vestibule room, combined with rugged fabrics and a wind-stable dome shape have made the Wanderer 2 a go-to tent for generations of Canadian paddlers. This new version comes with improved line tensioners and pegs, yet it’s still light enough to carry on backpacking trips.

  • One-piece pole set with centre hub; assembles quickly and easily.
  • Canopy attaches with clips for lightness, fast set-up, and air circulation.
  • Full fabric canopy keeps out wind-blown rain, sand, or snow, and keeps in warmth.
  • Twin vestibules provide storage of damp gear and pets, and allow night-time exits without disturbing your tent mate.
  • New cam cleat tensioners let you adjust the guy lines without pulling-and-threading.
  • Pegs are upgraded to DAC J-stakes, with a V-cross section that holds better than needle or wire styles.


Weight 3.9kg
Ideal For Wilderness camping
Seasons 3-season
Capacity 2-person
Door(s) 2 doors
Canopy Fabric 40-denier nylon
Vestibule(s) 2 vestibules
Canopy Treatment Undyed
Canopy Mesh Nylon no-see-um mesh
Floor Fabric 70-denier nylon
Floor Coating Ether-type polyurethane
Floor Waterproofness 10,000mm
Fly Fabric 75-denier polyester
Fly Coating Polyethylene
Fly Waterproofness 2000mm
Pole DAC 7001 T6 aluminum
Floor Length 2.3m
Floor Width 1.63m
Floor Area 3.75sq. m
Interior Peak Height 1.15m
Minimum Weight 3.6kg
Packed Weight 3.9kg
Packed Size 61 x 20 x 20cm
Pole Diameter 9.5mm
Vestibule Area (primary) 1.7sq. m
Vestibule Area (secondary) 1.7sq. m
Window(s) 1
Free Standing Yes

My Review Of This Tent by MEC (formerly Mountain Equipment Co-op)

This is an excellent tent that I own and have used for many years . Believe me , when I say that a good night’s sleep is of the utmost importance . Backpacking trips , kayaking and canoeing adventures and all outdoor activities are very strenuous on the body . The only way to maintain an energy level to continue these activities day after day after day – is with a good , restful sleep .

The only way to do this , is in a dry shelter , free from bugs and humidity . 

This tent is very easy to set up and take down , and although it is somewhat heavy , this load can be shared by the team , – when backpacking .

It is a 3-season tent , and yet I have used it many times in a winter setting . I have had it on the snow , and in the snow on many occasions , – in hail and blowing snow ,  it has always keep me dry . The 2 vestibules , one at each door , are excellent for heavy gear separation and keeping it under shelter .

I have slept in this tent in very high winds and was amazed that it did not collapse .

I have many ” bag nights ” in this tent , always 2 persons . It is much too heavy for solo expeditions( for these , I use a bivy tent ) . It sleeps 2 persons very comfortably with lots of room for gear on extended trips in the back country .

I would recommend this tent to anyone looking looking for a 3-season , 2 person tent , with a lot more to offer the hard-core types .

If you get as much pleasure from your outdoor activities as I do , you will be very pleased with your investment !


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