This summer, MEC launched Homewaters, a multi-year commitment dedicated to preserving Canada’s fresh water from coast to coast. To kick things off we held a contest, asking our Instagram followers to capture their perfect Homewaters moment (be sure to check out Tiffany Orpana-Kennedy’s winning pic). The response we received was inspiring – we Canadians really love our lakes and rivers! – so in the weeks to come, we’ll be doing “behind the image” features on our favourite shots.
I’m a big fan of solar panels for recharging my e-toys in the backcountry. In theory, at least. In practice, for sea kayaking on the West Coast, they can sometimes be suboptimal. Enter a whole different charging device: the PowerPot. – Gear review by MEC staffer Philip Torrens