Nothing makes us want to get outside more than browsing these camping essentials from MEC. Even if you’re not an experienced level camper, these items will inspire you to spend more time in nature.  Whether it’s in your backyard, or a day at the beach, elevate your outdoor experience with these top-tier items.

Beach Day:

The weather is getting hotter and a day by the water is on everyone’s list. Here are some items you will want to bring with you to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience.

This lightweight cooler is going to keep your snacks and beverages cool all day. It features a soft handle for more comfort when carrying it in your hand or slung over your shoulder.

Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler


This LifeStaw water bottle is a lifesaver for any day trips. It has a built-in water filter, so you can fill it up with tap, lake or river water and rest-assure the membrane and activated carbon filter will protect you from any bacteria, parasites, micro plastics and particulates.

LifeStraw Go Stainless Steel Water Filter Bottle

Camping Trip:

If you’re looking to escape the city and really commit to your time spent in nature, here are the top-tier items you will need to ease into the outdoors like a pro.

This tent is built larger than a normal two-person tent, so you can comfortably fit with your travel companion  and all of your belongings. The doors open extra wide for easy mobility, and it can even fit an inflatable queen size mattress.

The North Face Homestead Roomy 2-Person Tent 

If you are adventurous enough, swap out the tent and sleep in this hammock. Anywhere the ground is sloped, stony, or soggy, a hammock beats a tent as long as there are trees. It has an easy access side entrance with a zip for weather protection and attached mosquito netting.

Hennessy Expedition Asymmetrical Zip Hammock

Backyard chilling:

If you have your own outdoor space, you don’t have to go far to enjoy time spent in nature. Here are some items that will make you want to hang outside all day.

Pitching a tent in the backyard will make your home feel like an outdoor oasis. Try out this one that has enormous panorama door that frames surroundings like a camera lens.

MEC Ohm 2-Person Tent

Make your backyard feel like a campsite with this handy travel sized fire pit. Make s’mores and hotdogs while you enjoy the views and fresh air.

Outland Living Premium Fire Pit