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July 12

MEC Canada: Ambler Kids’ Beanies Were $25 | Now $9 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM

MEC Canada: Ambler Kids Beanies Were $25 | Now $9 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

While exploring the clearance section, I ran across these adorable handmade Ambler beanies for children. Originally $25 per beanie, they are now on sale for $9 each. Until end of day today, MEC Canada is also offering free shipping no minimum, this it is a great time to buy these cute little hats.

There is something really special about these Ambler beanies. They are handmade in Nepal in an effort to help give safe, sustainable employment to women workers. These hats are part of the Ambler’s Himalayan Collection, which aims to help the women in Nepal learn a skilled trade and create a livelihood to support themselves and their families. Buying Ambler beanies helps empower these women.

There are five beanie styles in this sale.

The Ambler Froggie Beanie is perfect for your amphibian loving kid. Two green frogs rise out of the front of the beanie to create visual interest and a raised profile. The beanie comes in either tomato or azure. I think the azure is the nicest colour as it reminds me of frogs coming out of a pond.

Next, the Ambler Garden Beanie is perfect for the child who loves flowers. With a band of posies around the head, this little beanie is adorable! It also comes with ear flaps to keep your little one warm. Made of wool, the beanie is lined with fleece for extra warmth and comfort. The beanie comes in tropical or amethyst colour combinations.

The Ambler Chickadee Beanie has a gigantic pompom on the top that matches the trim around the bottom. There are different colour chicks all around the hat for a fun and vibrant toque. This toque comes in white or pink and I cannot decide which I like best.

I wish that the Ambler Pond Beanie came in adult sizes because I know someone who would love this beanie. This beanie features four fabulous pond creatures: duck, fish, turtle, and frog. It also comes with ear flaps to keep your child warm with fleece lining. I like the toques with ear flaps best. Choose from blueberry or heather grey/orange.

Lastly, the Ambler Coeur Beanie has all the hearts your little one could desire. With three felted hearts and a button detail, this is one cute hat. The beanie comes in lilac or pink.

Free shipping expires tonight.

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April 9

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 3:11 PM

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Receive free expedited shipping with no minimum purchase at Mountain Equipment Co-op right now. This is the best deal they have all year; I suggest taking advantage of it!

Seriously, this is one of my favourite outdoor stores. I always enjoyed visiting it in person (I lived one block from a MEC) and I love shopping their clearance section online. Items start at only $1.50 and go up from there. There are many items on sale for 70% off their original price. This is a deal worth checking out.

My husband does not need any more jackets, but I still mentioned the sale to him because this is one of MEC’s best offers. This MEC Short‑Sleeved T‑Shirt (Men’s) comes in three different colours. Originally $15, the shirt is on sale for a mere $7. That is about the same price you would pay for a men’s Old Navy shirt on sale. Sizes small, medium, and XXL are still in stock between the three colours: grey, black, and white.

For the kids, I like this MEC Crown Hat ‑ Infants to Youths (Kids’) available in bottle green, pink sorbet, or dark Neptune blue. The hat was $16 and is now on sale for $9. Best of all, there are matching gloves available. The MEC Roaster Mitts ‑ Infants (Kids’) were $14 and are now $8. All three colours are available in these gloves to match your child’s new hat.

For women, nothing beats shirts for $10 or less. Check out the MEC Essence Tee (Women’s) that was $29 and is now just $10. Two colour options are available with sizes large and extra-large in stock. The MEC Cap Sleeve Tee (Women’s) was $22 and is now on sale for $9. This is a great little basic black t-shirt. It is also funny; the cap sleeve shirt is in stock in the sizes that the essence tee is out of stock. Choose from sizes extra-small, small, and medium.

I am actually buying something (as soon as I find my membership #) from the clearance sale now that MEC is offering free shipping. The MEC Roll Up Rope Tarp was $16.50 and is now $9. I really need one to keep cats off the convertible top of my car. They go up there to sleep and then dent the paint job. This tarp is just what I need to keep the roof of my car safe from my neighbours’ felines. With free shipping, this is now the time to buy.

A MEC membership is only $5 for your lifetime.

(Expiry: 14th April 2015)

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March 31

MEC: Oiselle Flyer Jacket Was $149 | Now $69 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 31, 2015 at 7:12 PM

MEC: Oiselle Flyer Jacket Was $149 | Now $69 & Free Shipping

Spring is coming… to some parts of Canada. Here in BC, runners and walkers are out in full force. Mountain Equipment Co-op has discounted the Oiselle Flyer Jacket from $149 down to $69. As the jacket costs over $50, it will ship to your home for free.

Mountain Equipment Co-op always has fantastic deals in their sale section. I was looking for a backpack when I came across the deal on this light jacket. I found the Oiselle jacket appealing for various reasons. First, the jacket is wind resistant and rain proof. Most jackets with those two features are also terribly loud and somewhat stiff. However, this jacket is nice and soft and it is not loud when your arms rub against your torso while out running or just running for the bus.

This jacket is extremely lightweight and packs up super small. Other features include front pockets with zippers, elasticized cuffs, draw cord at bottom hem, and reflective graphics on the front and back for safety when running at night or in low light.

Pick up the Oiselle Flyer Jacket for women in flame pink or fresh green, which looks more like a yellow. Sizes medium, large, and extra-large are available between the two colour options.

I found a few other jackets on sale around 50% off or more. This Prana Conrad Jacket was $125 and is now on sale for $59. The men’s jacket is available in sizes small and medium. The deep teal colour is different and this men’s jacket has interior ventilation and plenty of pockets for valuables.

This MEC Kimberlite Jacket is another good choice for women who cannot find their size in the Oiselle above. The Kimberlite jacket is more for everyday wear. This jacket has quilted insulation underneath a water-resistant exterior. Keep warm and keep dry at the same time. With the longer length, your butt and hips stay warm as well. Originally $139, the jacket is now on sale for $68. Sizes extra-small and small are still in stock.

If you are shipping at Mountain Equipment Co-op then you should check out their lower priced items as well. These MEC Humboldt SQ 2mm Fingerless Gloves are a great add on item. Originally $19, they are now $5. Pick up an inexpensive toque as well. The MEC Penitentes Toque (Unisex) was $10 and is now $5.

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March 5

Merrell Azura Wrap Sandals Was $109 | Now $59 & Free Shipping @ MEC

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Merrell Azura Wrap Sandals Was $109 | Now $59 & Free Shipping @ MEC

The Merrell Azura Wrap sandals are on clearance now @ Mountain Equipment Co-op. These great quality sandals were $109 but you can pick them up now for only $59. Free shipping is included on all orders of $50 or more, so these shoes will ship free.

I love to keep a good pair of sport sandals in my closet. I find they are perfect for all the summer adventures I plan to take. Sport sandals keep my feet comfortable in a canoe, in the park, on moderate hikes and especially when camping. I own a pair of Merrell hiking boots that I have loved for several years now for when it is colder out or we are hiking a harder trail. Merrell’s quality has long been top notch for providing sturdy and quality shoes. While I have not owned a pair of Merrell’s sandals, I do not doubt that these are sturdy, well-made sandals from my previous experiences with their brand.

This particular pair of hiking sandals is available in grey. The toes are covered with a breathable mesh. While I generally prefer a more open toe, that mesh would protect your feet from a twig poking your foot. More than once I have had to fish a twig out from under my toes in the front of my sandal while hiking. These sandals are waterproof with an antimicrobial treatment in both the mesh and the foot bed. This particular pair also comes with a special grip on the bottom designed for helping you to get traction when on wet or slippery surfaces. The sandals are available in sizes 6,7,8,9, & 10.

I started digging around for other pricing options on these sandals. I found these sandals on Merrell’s website directly for $120 both in grey and in every other colour Merrell offers them. Elsewhere I am only finding these shoes in other colours. A very similar black version is @ Shoeme.ca for $110. I also found a purple and white version @ Sportchek for $119.99. Your best bet is to pick this grey version up at MEC.

There is only one review on these sandals on MEC’s website and they seem happy. From price comparing, the reviews on other retailers websites all seem to also fall into the four and a half to five star rating on these shoes. Here is the review from a buyer who purchased these specific sandals from MEC and loves them.

These fit great and are very comfortable. From city streets to light trail use these have proved to be very durable and cute!! I haven’t yet used them in the kayak or water yet but from the design of the shoe I can tell it will function just as well. They are nice enough to even wear with summer dresses. A really good multifunction sandal.

Blogger Eva has a pair of Merrell sandals and says she absolutely loves them. They are durable and comfortable and great for long walks.

Free shipping is included at MEC with all orders over $50. These sandals will ship free which sweetens the deal even more. Grab your pair before your size is gone.

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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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April 9

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 9:30 PM

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Holy spuds Mountain Equipment Co-op has an unheard of free shipping with no minimum offer! Usually they require a $50 minimum which can be the difference between buying a great deal or not, so take advantage of this offer before it ends.

Let us give this deal some perspective. In the over four years I have been blogging for Bargainmoose, we have only ever blogged about Mountain Equipment Co-op having a free shipping offer once. Yes, only once before, and yes, I am going shopping!

Their clearance section is the god of all sports apparel clearance sections in my humble opinion. You can find some truly incredible deals there just waiting to be made yours. For example, this MEC Opti Short‑Sleeved Top (Men’s) was $29 and is now just $5. Yes, an athletic men’s top on sale for a fiver that will be shipped to you for free. Are you clicking ‘purchase’ yet?

Another fantastic deal for the guys is this MEC Circuit Sleeveless Jersey that is on sale from $32 down to just $5. The sale price is only for the grey. The other colours are still full price.

For the women try out these MEC Aether Shorts that were $35 and are on sale for $9. Pair the short with this MEC Reflection Tee that was $32 and is also now $9 for a full outfit that costs you only $18.

There are so many deals, this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. SHOP. THIS. DEAL!

(Expiry: 15th April 2014)

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March 26

MEC: 80% Off MEC Poise Sleeveless Top – Now $5

Posted by on March 26, 2014 at 3:30 PM

MEC: 80% Off MEC Poise Sleeveless Top   Now $5

Mountain Equipment Co-op has some really fantastic deals once in a while and I just found one! Pick up this MEC Poise Sleeveless Top (Women’s) for only $5, originally $25!

This top is going to sell out really fast and has already sold out in some colour and size combinations. It is currently still available in Katie Blue sizes small, medium, and large as well as size large in the Virtual Pink.

Besides the fantastic price, what is so great about this top? It is a medium weight moisture wicking fabric that is cut long so that the top will not ride up while you are running or jogging. It is a semi-relaxed slim fit for comfort sake and makes a great basic athletic top to be worn alone or layered under another top. If you are wearing it alone on a hot summer night then you will be grateful for the stretchy reflective tape that has been placed at the seams so people can see you.

This is an amazing deal as you are saving $20 per shirt you buy. MEC has a flat rate shipping of $6.50 or you can get orders of $50 or more shipped for free.

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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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February 28

MEC Canada: Clearance Sale

Posted by on February 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

MEC Canada: Clearance Sale

Mountain Equipment Coop Canada has great deals on discontinued items. Quantities are limited!

Men, women, and children’s outerwear and clothing are on sale. The discounts are big enough they even caught my attention: and I am a hard sell! Check out these:

There are 449 products on sale – I know, crazy! Just pick your person (man | woman | child ) and go shopping! I checked out the women’s section and was surprised by how many really good deals there were.

My favourite, though not the best deal, is this MEC Peacoat Jacket (Women’s) that was $165 and is now $99. I love peacoats because they dress up jeans and they flatter the body much better than just a regular jacket. It is available in dark blue or dark purple – but I prefer the dark blue.

Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more.

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January 28

Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada: 50% Off Clearance Items

Posted by on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Mountain Equipment Co op Canada: 50% Off Clearance Items

Mountain Equipment Co-op claims they don’t have sales, instead they have clearance prices on discontinued items. There are some great deals here at Mountain Equipment Co-op on some fine merchandise.

This men’s Northern Lite Ultra jacket is water-resistant, with mapped insulation to give you warmth in the places you need it, and streamlined where you don’t. The hood is helmet-compatible with a reinforced brim to keep precipitation out of your eyes. There’s even a headphone port for your music player. This is a great hiking or skiing jacket, and quite the deal at only $95, regularly $185.

The description for this women’s DWR-treated down jacket says that it is a great deal at less than $250, so it must be a super awesome deal at only $135 (reg. $230). This is a really warm jacket stays dry and is compact and packable, which is great for extended tours and alpine expeditions. The baffled construction makes sure the insulation stays in place. This is a durable and practical jacket for a great price.

This Neve down youth’s vest is perfect for the cool Spring or Fall weather. In fashionable orange or blue, this lightweight and compressible jacket fits right in your child’s backpack so they have it when they need it. This is a great deal at only $27, regularly $55. I’ve purchased vests at that price at a much lower quality.

Although this item is not technically on sale, it is a great price (I’ve paid way more for it in the past) and one of the most important baby items I’ve ever bought. This one-piece long-sleeved NoZone sun suit is a godsend. With a UPF of over 50, this suit keeps your child protected from the sun without sunscreen, which I find really important, since I don’t believe in sunscreen on small children because of all the harmful chemicals. This suit dries super quick, so your child isn’t sitting there in a full body suit freezing and sopping wet. The fabric almost seems dry right out of the water. Only $35.

Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more.

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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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Moose Rating (4 votes)
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.

Moose Rating (3 votes)