March 2

MEC: Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack Was $145 | Now $81 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM

MEC: Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack Was $145 | Now $81 & Free Shipping

Mountain Equipment Co-op discounted their ever-popular Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack from $145 down to $81. As MEC offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more, this travel pack will ship for free.

This travel pack is just what you need for backpacking across Europe or any other fun adventure you have planned. I would love to forget the suitcase and just use this travel pack for a couple weeks’ vacation in Iceland. Iceland is not a country you want to haul a suitcase around, as it requires a fair bit of walking.

This Supercontinent travel pack has all the features you need as a backpacker. The travel pack is made with a plastic framesheet, aluminum stay, and contoured, padded shoulder straps with hipbelt. The air dot foam back panel covered in mesh promotes air circulation and comfort.

There are two different sizes of travel pack but the price remains the same. Choose from Short/Standard or Standard/Long depending upon your torso length. The main vertical front pocket unzips to expand bellows-style. This feature gives you extra capacity when you need it and a lower profile when you do not need as much space. For the short/standard pack, you receive an extra 8L space and for the standard/long you receive an extra 11L of space.

The Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack has a luggage mode where a cover zips over the harnesses and there is carrying handles. A reviewer commended the backpack’s ability to unzip all the way down, like a suitcase. She said it was one of the best features and comes in very handy when backpacking. Here is an excerpt from another review:

I used this bag for travelling through Europe (2 weeks) and Cuba (2 weeks). The bag was great for moving from one place to another, fits well on my back and it is very comfortable. the side straps are very useful to keep your bag tight; I have taken 6 flights already with this back and always took it as carry on, no complaint from the airlines.

Some reviewers were concerned that the pack might be too long for carry-on, but the above reviewer has had no problems. If you are concerned about length, then purchase the short/standard sized pack.

The pack comes in Sherwood (green) or midnight blue. Both colours are on sale and still in stock as of this post.

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January 19

MEC: Women’s Shoes Were $60 to $65 | Now $15 Each & FS on $50

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 3:53 PM

MEC: Womens Shoes Were $60 to $65 | Now $15 Each & FS on $50

Mountain Equipment Co-op has a selection of women’s shoes on sale from $60 to $65 retail price, marked down to just $15 per pair. There are three styles to choose from and many sizes still in stock.

The first shoes I found were the Freewaters Maggie Shoes. Originally $65, the shoes are on sale for $15 per pair. These are a medium-weight travel shoe with a flexible sole and an upper made of cotton canvas. The shoes are completely vegan and pack up nicely for transportation. The shoe laces are waxed, though I am not sure what that does. Maybe it keeps them from fraying? There are two colours to choose from and a few sizes in stock:

  • Tan: 11
  • Black: 7, 8, 9, 10

All sizes are noted as ‘m’ for medium width.

Next, we have the Cushe Lamu Shoes that were $60 and are now $15. These are a low-profile loafer perfect for summer days in the sun. The molded PU foot bed offers arch support and the upper canvas is breathable. They also have very colourful foot beds to brighten your day. I think these would look lovely with a breezy dress or a flowing skirt. The shoes just look like they are made for a vacation in the Bahamas! The Cushe Lamu comes in two colours and uses European sizing:

  • Blue Multi: 37, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Sand: 38, 39, 40, 41

Lastly, the Cushe Vespadrille Shoes are my favourite. Originally $65, they are now on sale for $15. These shoes look like a hybrid between a sneaker and an espadrille. They have curved sides, laces, and an espadrille style heel while still having a sneaker style forward sole for grip. They also look super comfortable and come in funky prints. Wear them with jeans, shorts, or even a skirt. The following two colours and few sizes are available:

  • Blue Multi: 37, 39, 40, 41
  • Off White/Red: 40

On each pair of shoes, you are saving at least 75%, so I do not see how you can possibly go wrong with this deal. At only $15 per pair, pick up one for your next beach vacation. There are so many sizes still available that I think sizes 7 through 11 are completely covered between the three shoes.

Now, Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more. If your order is less than that, then MEC has a flat shipping rate of just $6.50.

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January 12

MEC: 75% Off Free Spirit Sport Top – Now $9

Posted by on January 12, 2015 at 12:42 PM

MEC: 75% Off Free Spirit Sport Top   Now $9

Mountain Equipment Co-op has an amazing clearance section with up to 75% off fitness and athletic clothing, accessories, gear, and more. I spotted this women’s MEC Free Spirit Sport Top on sale from $36 down to just $9.

This athletic top features a body fit, which is tight, with no room to spare. The Free Spirit top is made of a soft jersey knit polyester and LYCRA blend with a double layer in the chest area for modesty and additional support. There is a light support built-in shelf bra with removable pads. The shirt features my favourite back style: the crossover racer-back.

You can choose from pink punch (available in sizes large and extra-large) or dusty aqua (available in sizes medium, large, and extra-large).

Now, out of three reviews, a couple mention that their usual size top was a bit larger than they would have liked. Therefore, if you enjoy a snug fit as the body fit is supposed to give, you may want to size down. Here is one such review:

I bought this top in clearance and have to say that I am very happy with my purchase. I had to go a size down as it does fit to body and was a bit large in my regular size. It is light weight and worked well on my bike ride and in my yoga session.

If this shirt is not available in your size, I have a few other recommendations from the sale. The MEC Hera Top is an excellent alternative and comes in all sizes except extra-small. Originally $36, the top is now on sale for $10. This top is available in pink punch and has a racer back style (teardrop shaped) and a built in bra that is best for A or B cups.

I also recommend the MEC Vitality Short‑Sleeved Tee for only a few dollars more. Originally $42, the shirt is on sale for $15. There are many sizes available and two different colours as well.

No shirt is complete without a bottom so check out the MEC Terra Nova Skirt that was $46 and is now only $15. There are many sizes still available in both colour options.

The clearance section at MEC is loaded with clearance deals on athletic wear right now so browse around for other great deals. Receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Order under $50 cost $6.50 to ship.

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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.


  • 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, 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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