Packing for a three-week ski expedition into the massive St. Elias Range is a bit like trying to stuff 20 marshmallows in your mouth at once. You might be able to do it, but it’s a bit of a struggle. Therm-a-rest has made this slightly easier with the new NeoAir XTherm sleeping pad. – Review by MEC Envoy Tobin Seagel
What’s the best way to end a day of kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddleboarding? With gear that’s still dry and on board. Find the waterproof bag that’s right for you with these three simple questions:
You know what’s great? Spring bike trips. You know what’s not? Excess baggage charges or a damaged bike. MEC Envoy Paul Stevens travels a lot with his bike, and has some great tips for travelling or flying with your bike.
Even on quick hikes, daypacks keep things more comfortable and safer by letting you bring extra clothes, food and essentials. But they come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes. Here’s what to look for to pick a pack right for your needs.
For spring 2014, our design team took a step back from MEC’s traditional hiking collection, and asked if it was possible to do something different. Something that looked, fit, and moved differently, but didn’t sacrifice any of the performance or function that members expect of their MEC gear.Read more…
Janna, one of our apparel designers, gives us the inside scoop on what women can look forward to with MEC’s spring 2014 Active Life collection. These performance pieces are made to mix and match, so you can put together fun, vibrant combos that work for running, stretching, climbing or cycling.