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October 21

MEC Canada: Up to 52% Off Winter Beanies for Kids – Now $12

Posted by on October 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

MEC Canada: Up to 52% Off Winter Beanies for Kids   Now $12

It is important to keep your children’s ears and head warm in the winter. Enter this fun little sale by Mountain Equipment Co-op! Get little beanies for your kids’ heads for just $12 apiece and save up to 52%.

Without further ado, beanies! Here are the cute little hats you can stick on your tot’s heads.

There is a good selection of beanies with a couple different colours to choose from for some beanies. Some sizes are sold out, but between all the beanies, you can find all kids sizes represented right now.

I really like the PolarKnit beanie because it has a face of a polar bear on it. It is available in brown or purple but the purple looks way better as it is a better contrast between the black outlines of the bear. The hat comes in S/M or M/L and the purple has both sizes in stock currently. I am sure many kids would love to wear a bear on their head. It might encourage them to keep their toque on.

My second favourite is the Ambler Skogan Beanie because of the sweet little earflaps. I still remember my ears getting so cold I could barely feel them. I am not sure how many times my poor little ears got frostbite! Natural is available in small/medium only but I think that colour would get dirty quick. I prefer the earth colour, which has both sizes still in stock.

The Ambler beanies are extra cool because they are hand-knit in Nepal in clean, safe conditions by people who are paid equitable wages. They are also made of 100% hand-dyed wool, which is super warm and guaranteed to keep little heads and ears protected from the elements. Wool has a unique property of being an excellent insulator even when it is wet, which is why it is often used as an outer layer for coats in places like Iceland and other Northern countries.

Receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more at MEC. If your order is under $50, shipping is just $6.50 or you can pick up in store.

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May 31

MEC Canada: Infant Sun Suit Only $24 (Was $35)

Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM

MEC Canada: Infant Sun Suit Only $24 (Was $35)

Want to keep your baby out of the sun without adding chemical sunscreens to his/her body? Try a sun suit, like this Level Six Aurora/Apollo infant sun suit from Mountain Equipment Co-op. It is regularly $35, now only $24.

I am all about the sun suits for my children. I figure the less skin that shows, the better off we are. I hate sunscreen because I’m afraid of the harmful chemicals in there, and I think a sun suit is a more natural way of protecting them from the sun. I don’t have to worry about it washing off, not getting applied right or getting in their eyes.

This is a great price for a sun suit as I’ve paid up to $50 for high-quality ones in the past. It looks like the red and white is the only one on clearance, with the pink and the blue being the regular $35. Also, size 2 is sold out, with only sizes 0 and 1 left. These suits are stretchy though, and I’ve been known to use the same one for a few years and just let them get a little short in the legs and arms.

The suit has a 50+ UPF rating and is chlorine and saltwater resistant, so it is great for the pool, the beach or even the backyard sprinkler. I love that the zipper is designed as off-centre so the bellies don’t get chafed when babies do what they do. The zipper also makes it easy to do diaper changes, which you know you’ll have to do at this age! You could go freestyle at the beach if you want to take that chance.

You’ll need to spend another $26 to get free shipping and reach the $50 threshold.

(Photo credit: l’interdit)

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February 19

MEC Canada: Toaster Bunting Suit Now $45 (Was $95)

Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

MEC Canada: Toaster Bunting Suit Now $45 (Was $95)

Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada has a great discount on this MEC Toaster Bunting Suit (Infants’). Originally $95, the suit is on sale for just $45.

If you are planning on playing in the snow or just taking your little one out in the dead of winter, then these suits are imperative to keep your wee one cozy. This suit is available in your choice of three colours: dark denim, racing red, and field berry. It is also available in three sizes: 6M, 12M, and 18M.

This insulated one-piece suit has a water repellent finish, attached toggle free hood, interior fleece-lined collar, elasticized wrist with polyester fleece storm cuffs, and integrated mitts. The dual front zippers allow for easy on / off and quick diaper access. On top of that, the zippers have full coverage storm flaps. This suit has it all, including an ID tag so you can check which baby is yours once they are all bundled up (just kidding).

MEC offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more. You might want to see if there is anything else in their clearance section you want to top up your cart with.

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January 2

MEC Canada: GPS Goggle Module Only $270 (Was $420)

Posted by on January 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

MEC Canada: GPS Goggle Module Only $270 (Was $420)

MEC has a great deal on a Recon Instruments Mod Live GPS goggle module, now only $269, was $420.

This is a pretty specialized item, but it has great reviews for those who could use something like this. Basically it converts any Recon-ready goggles into a heads-up display where you can do a whole bunch of stuff! You can monitor stats, navigate, communicate and even make movies. It has a widescreen micro-LCD window that will display your data in real time.

With a Bluetooth capable Android operating system, you can connect wirelessly to smartphones where you can access your music, text messages and even your caller ID, right in your goggles. It also tracks your speed, jump airtime, GPS location, total distance travelled, temperature, altitude and so much more. If you have other friends who are Recon-equipped, you can locate them using this device’s tracking feature.

The modular system just snaps in to your Recon-ready frame and is compatible with goggles from Uvex, Alpina and Briko.

This review is very honest and tells you this item is worth a look:

If you haven’t tried it, do it do it. So fun! If you’re big mountain or park, there’s something in it for you. It’s all about checking out your last run on the chairlift, then checking out your entire day on Google Maps when you get home. Crazy.

This item will ship free, as it is over the $50 minimum.

Photo Credit: Cavorite

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October 26

MEC Canada: Smartwool Run Skort Was $89 | Now $29

Posted by on October 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

MEC Canada: Smartwool Run Skort Was $89 | Now $29

Are you a runner? If so, pick up a great deal on this MEC Smartwool PdD Run Skort for women. Originally $89, the skirt is on sale for $29.

You save $60 off the original price and really get the skirt for quite a deal. Save it for next year’s running season, if it is already a bit too cold for running skirts this year. Between the two colours, black or purple, all sizes are still available: sizes XS through large. A skort is pretty much a skirt and short combo that provides both comfort and coverage. The material is a merino wool, nylon, elastane blend that provides natural wicking away of moisture, and cooling. The inner short is seamlessly constructed for comfort with mesh venting in high heat zones.

For only $29 a pair, this is sure to be a good buy.

MEC offers free shipping on $50 or more, so you might want to throw two into your cart. You can also have some items shipped to your local store for free. Other than that, orders under $50 ship for $6.50.

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October 17

MEC Canada: Cityscape Jacket – Now $49 (Was $135)

Posted by on October 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

MEC Canada: Cityscape Jacket   Now $49 (Was $135)

MEC has a fantastic deal on a nice jacket for late fall or early winter. Get the MEC Cityscape Jacket for only $49 when it originally cost $135!

The jacket comes in two colour options: champagne or very berry. Between the two colours, you can get the coat in XS through Large. It is an insulated thigh-length coat made from polyester, with a recycled polyester lining. The front pockets are fleece lined for added warmth, and it comes with a nice insulated hood for a cozy head, too. I think the style is pretty nice and the price is unbeatable.

MEC offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more. This coat is just under the threshold, so I would suggest grabbing a little something to push it over the minimum like this MEC Oust Bandana for $3 (was $6) or this MEC Penitentes Toque for $4 (was $10). That is a lot better than paying $6.50 for shipping on orders under $50.

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July 31

MEC Canada: 60% Off MEC Sendrine Hoodie – Now $49

Posted by on July 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM

MEC Canada: 60% Off MEC Sendrine Hoodie   Now $49

MEC Canada is offering the MEC Sendrine Hoodie on sale for $49, originally $125.

The hoodie is available in blue or green. I highly prefer the blue. The size range is pretty good: you can get it in size XS to size XL.

Features:

  • Weather-resistant nylon with a polyester/nylon lining in the body and hood.
  • 80g polyester insulation
  • Two zippered front pockets
  • Adjustable insulated hood and external zipper placket
  • Fits just below the hip
  • Slim fit

MEC makes quality outdoor clothing and this jacket is certainly great value, as you are saving $76.

If you spend $50 or more, you will get free shipping. If you just buy this jacket (for $49) you will spend $6.50 on shipping. There are plenty of things in clearance you can pick up for under $6.50 that would make it so you don’t have to pay shipping. Just add on this GSI Highland Flask for $3 and your total comes up to $52.

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July 17

Mountain Equipment Co-op: Clearance Bicycles – Urban to Mountain – Save Up To $550

Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Mountain Equipment Co op: Clearance Bicycles   Urban to Mountain   Save Up To $550

Time for a bike upgrade? Check out some of the great options on clearance at MEC!

There are five bicycles on clearance.

I used to bike all the time and I miss it dearly. I was riding a $750 bike before I quit, and I had a choice of a $2000 bike or a $2000 laptop. I went with the laptop, but sometimes I regret that. Biking was just so liberating. You could go anywhere with a bike. You can do trails, urban drops, street riding, trails – whatever you want. It’s just fun. And that’s not even mentioning the health stuff. I suspect that if I had gotten the bike instead of the laptop, I’d be in far better shape than I am now.

If I was still in to biking, I’d be making regular trips to the nearest Mountain Equipment Co-op (in Halifax, six hours away, in case anyone at MEC is reading and looking at putting up a new location) for gear. Of course, MEC.ca would be a constant spot for me to look. I bought a bunch of climbing gear from them once and the staff was incredibly helpful and knew their stuff, so if you aren’t sure of any of these bikes (although if you’re spending $3000 on a bike, you likely know what you’re doing), I’m sure you could call or email them and they’d be able to help you.

I think the MEC Skyway looks pretty cool. It’s an urban bicycle, so people who are sick of driving in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver or whatever other traffic-congested city you might be in would find this bike quite useful. If you’re hitting the trails and the muck, well, maybe not. The Skyway is meant specifically for driving through the streets, so it’s perfect for city-dwellers looking to get to work or the store without their car.

Shipping is free, but they do not ship to rural or remote locations or to P.O. boxes. So, if you go stand by the side of the street in front of your house and all you can see around you is wheat or snow or trees, you might want to call them and make sure you can have gear shipped to you.

Do you bike? Let me know in the comments below!

(Image credit: Jeff)

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July 8

MEC Canada: Evolv Geshido Rock Shoes Only $79

Posted by on July 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM

MEC Canada: Evolv Geshido Rock Shoes Only $79

Get the Evolv Geshido rock shoes for only $79, originally $128. I price compared and couldn’t find these shoes for less than $140, so this is a superb deal.

These unisex shoes are made for rock climbing in the gym, or out in the world. With edgy power and control, you’ll be able to scale a mountain. The concave plastic midsole reduces dead space under your toes, which disperses energy so you can stay focused and not worry about what your feet are doing. The leather uppers mould to your feet and the synthetic nubuck lace frame gives you support and durability.

The Gear Institute had this to say about this shoe:

these shoes are incredibly well built (they won’t stretch much: maybe a quarter-size max) and should stand up to multiple resoles, making them a solid long-term buy.

They also said that this was one sexy shoe and I’ll have to agree. Even though I’ve barely climbed a fence, never mind a rock face, if you are into that kind of adventure, these are the shoes to do it in.

You’ll get free shipping on this item (or any purchase over $50). If you live in Alberta, today is the last day you’ll get free shipping on any order.

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May 13

MEC Canada: Clearance Items More Than 50% Off

Posted by on May 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM

MEC Canada: Clearance Items More Than 50% Off

Mountain Equipment Co-op has some great deals in their clearance section right now, some more than 50% off the original price. Check them out!

Check out these men’s Indicators hoodies, which have been reviewed as being very warm. Now only $40, regularly $68.

This women’s Tremblant vest is an awesome deal at over half off. Now only $49, regularly $95.

For those who love their minimalist workout wear, these Vibram FiveFingers KSO are on sale for $60, regularly $75.

This women’s Cityscape jacket is an amazing deal at only $49, regularly $135!

Stock up for next year for your little girl and get her this girl’s Toaster Parka for half price at only $43, regularly $89.

Get free shipping on orders over $50.

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April 11

MEC Canada: Free Shipping With No Minimum This Week

Posted by on April 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM

MEC Canada: Free Shipping With No Minimum This Week

Mountain Equipment Co-op has free shipping this week with no minimum orders! Normally, you get free shipping on orders over $50 so now is the time to order the stuff you want that is less than that amount.

MEC has a number of items in their clearance section that are a great deal.

Check out these Patagonia Hammonds shorts for youth, regularly $45, now only $11. These are great for the beach or boat with their water-repellant design and they look great too.

This Trentina top looks great and is a light, easy fabric, great for climbing, yoga or running. Now only $11, regularly $33.

These Rain Pants are not on sale, but I loved them too much not to blog about them. Only $20, my kids could totally use these right now! My kids all have yellow rain jackets, because I think there is just something about yellow on a dreary day to make you remember it is spring. These pants will keep your child dry in even the wettest of wet weather (like today in Ontario!).

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February 26

MEC Canada: Sleeping Bags on Clearance

Posted by on February 26, 2012 at 3:30 PM

MEC Canada: Sleeping Bags on Clearance

The MEC clearance section is just ripe with deals right now: and I found a whole bunch of sleeping bags and pads on sale.

Check out some of these deals:

Pretty good deals for sleeping bags from Mountain Equipment Coop. Each has it’s own perks… like the Pharaoh with is made with goose down insulation and you can choose from a right or left zipper.

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November 1

MEC: 25% Off Continental Town And Country Bike Tires

Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

MEC: 25% Off Continental Town And Country Bike Tires

I recently sold my car and moved to Vancouver where I’ve become a cycling fanatic. As any cyclist knows, having the appropriate tires for biking conditions is paramount. But Vancouver has a mix of paved paths and some of the best trail riding our country has to offer. Tires that roll easy on pavement, aren’t necessarily the best for off-roading, where you need more grip. Enter the Continental Town and Country to give you the best of both worlds in one tire.

I paid $50 for mine several years ago and now you can get them for $30 (Reg $40) from Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about them:

I am extremely happy with this tire. On their website, Continental even boasts that Police bike units all across the globe use this tire. Strong, Durable and versatile. How could you go wrong with this all-around tire? I look forward to the thousands of kilometers this tire can roll to. (MEC does have the cheapest price)

I’ve personally ridden on these tires for almost 1000 kms, through mud, rain, a little ice, on long flats and steeps hills, and even through broken glass and they still look new and have never been punctured.

Shipping is free if you spend at least $50, so a pair of these tires won’t cost you anything to ship.

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September 21

Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada: Free Bike Safety Check

Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Mountain Equipment Co op Canada: Free Bike Safety Check

Bike season might soon be over, but you still have time to get your bike into Mountain Equipment Canada for a free bike safety check.

If you or your child’s bike is in need of repairs, you can bring your bike in and a bike mechanic will inspect it, and recommend the service needed based on your bike’s condition. From the link above you can also click on your city to find out the tune up prices in your area and the additional services available.

Speaking specifically about children’s bikes, Fiona from Vancouver’s Bike Shop says,

Don’t forget we’re happy to do a free safety check on your kid’s bike at MEC’s Bike Shops. You don’t have to book an appointment, and we can usually do it in ten to fifteen minutes while you wait or shop. We’ll make any repair recommendations and you can decide for yourself whether you want them.

I’d suggest safety checking your child’s bike at least twice a year. In spring, because that’s when most bikes get pulled out of storage, and in the fall, because that’s when many kids will be riding their bikes to school after putting a lot of wear and tear on them over the summer.

My bike definitely needs an overhaul. I’m pretty sure I’ve got loose brakes among other things. While I’m not ready to upgrade to a new bike, I’d like this one to last for a few more years.

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