Now that all 142 days of January are finally over, it feels like summer is just around the corner. I plan to spend as much time outside as I can when the warm weather arrives. Hiking, cycling, kayaking, camping, I want to do it all. And if those sound like your kind of adventures, you NEED to check out the clearance sale at MEC.
They just added a whole slew of new markdowns, so there are now more than 2,500 items at up to 60% off! That includes parkas, sleeping bags, packable towels, duffel bags, waterproof shoes and even bikes.
Now that I mentioned packable towels, you have to check out the PackTowel Personal Towel. The function is in the name, and these travel towels are perfect for all your outdoor summer plans. Each one can absorb up to four times its weight in water and then wring out practically dry – so they won't get mildewy.
And if you think that's all pretty unbelievable, just wait until you see the price. Two different patterns are on clearance and in stock. Both come in size XL and are down to just $17.30 from $26.95!
Of course, I had to stop and see if any Birkenstock sandals were included. There's just one pair currently on sale: these Birkenstock Mayari Sandals in black. Slightly larger women's sizes are still in stock for $103.96.
But if you're looking for those really steep discounts, there are actually a few products for more than the advertised 60% off. One of them is this MEC Transference Mid Reversible Down Jacket, which comes in two clearance colours – both of which are marked down to $63.20 from $224.95. That's 72% off!
MEC is a co-operative (it stands for Mountain Equipment Co-op, after all), so you need a membership to shop there anyway. You can buy a MEC lifetime membership for $5 and just add it to your cart before you check out. That's it! Once you're a full-fledged member, you can shop in-store or on their website. Online, just sign in to your account. In-store, mention your phone number at the till, and they can look up your account number.