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MEC FALL + WINTER 2017

Good Times Outside

Story by MEC June 2nd, 2017

With over 4.8M members across Canada, 1 in 8 adult Canadians is a MEC member. We design and curate product to help our members stay excited and prepared for the outdoors, even during the coldest winter months.

Our 45 years of outdoor experience informs our material choices, designs and product testing, whether paddle or parka. We’re also leading the industry in sustainable manufacturing. We're the only Canadian-based organization with Fair Trade apparel, ethical down and wool, along with third party monitoring by Bluesign, ensuring our high manufacturing standards are met.

MEC is more than just a place to buy gear – it’s a community hub too. Our experts regularly host events including running meet ups, bike maintenance clinics and winter camping safety 101s. Let us know if you're ever interested in being a part of our programming!

WOMEN

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MEN

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new no-stitch quilting

MEC Tremblant Lite Down Jacket, $175

This stitch free construction is totally leak proof so the down can't escape. This jacket addresses the needs of the generalist outdoor user from walking the dog, snowshoeing to the backcountry skier and climbers on a budget. Responsible Down Standard certified.

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MEC Tremblant Lite Vest, $49

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Responsible Down Standard certified.

In fall 2015, we started the process toward a third-party verified down standard. Our goal is to offer members MEC-label products that only use certified down.

MEC Tremblant Long Parka, $260

A casual wear version of the popular backcountry Tremblant jacket - lengthened for city use. A long down parka for cold days in the city.

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MEC Radiator Parka, $250

One of the lightest technical jackets on the market, the Radiator Parka is ideal for waiting out high-country storm cycles and for pushing through on alpine climbing and skiing missions.

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MEC Spicy Hoodie, $270

Ultralight, packable and filled with DWR-treated down, it sets the dial at optimal for the warmth-to-weight ratio of down jackets. Perfect for scaling a mountain or carry-on travel.

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MEC Limelight Parka, $325

A soft, lightweight feminine quilted down parka that reaches past the knee to keep you warm and stylish during the coldest winter months. Inner cuffs seal out drafts. Perfect for Canada's coldest winters.

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MEC Calidity Parka, $325

Put a stop to feeling frozen. This down parka extends down to mid-thigh and delivers warmth that your whole body will revel in.

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MEC Kimber Jacket, $179

Full weather protection in a silhouette that’s a pleasure to wear. This jacket has quilted insulation nestled under a waterproof-breathable exterior, and its stand-up collar keeps your neck warm even when the hood’s down. Thoughtful details like fleece-lined pockets and a 2-way zipper make it easy to move warmly and comfortably around town.

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MEC Khione Insulated Jacket, $299

The Khione Insulated Jacket (named for a goddess who presides over snow and frozen realms) is an insulated waterproof-breathable layer that's perfect for skiing or cold, wet city walks. Technical features include warm insulation throughout, fully taped seams, zippered underarm vents and a helmet compatible hood.

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Indygena Parka

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Baselayer

MEC T1 Long-Sleeved Crew, $29

Wear this shirt solo or as a base layer to stay comfortable when you’re active on cool days.

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MEC Caledonia Zip, $74

Fair Trade certified zip-up for getting you to and from where you're going. Also great layer to start off a chilly workout or throw on when you're cooling down.

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plaids

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Fleece

MEC Teslin Cardigan, $79

The coziest cardigan. Knit fleece on the outside and brush fleece on the inside. Perfect for air travel or curling up by a fire.

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MEC Contact Jacket, $85

An interior with fleece as soft as a kitten keeps you warm on your commute home from the gym. Early morning hikes are also no feat for this jacket with a contemporary form that doesn’t feel bulky.

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MEC Coaction Jacket, $79

Super versatile, and easy going, this lightweight fleece designed for the backcountry, won't weigh you down and works hard as a mid-layer. A lined collar and deep hand-warmer pockets provide welcome shelter, and elastic binding at the cuffs lets you adjust the sleeves easily for venting.

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MEC Teslin Sweater Zip, $89

The same fabric as our coziest cardigan. Knit fleece on the outside and brushed inside, you'll never want to take it off.

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Indygena

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RAin JACKETs

MEC Synergy Jacket, $375

This is our top-of-the-skyline mountaineering jacket. Just the thing for getting in, getting up, and getting out, in all types of conditions. It boasts new GORE-TEX® Pro Shell® technology, 3-layer waterproof-breathables with a light, yet rugged, woven fabric.

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MEC Monsoon Jacket, $265

Slip on this jacket for those wet days running around town, for a soul-restoring stroll after work, or even for a day hike in damp weather. It delivers the waterproof-breathable comfort of 2-layer GORE-TEX® and won't break your wallet.

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MEC Bon Vivant Jacket, $179

The Bon Vivant Jacket has a long cut that offers protection combined with ease of movement. Made of a soft waterproof-breathable fabric, it's more supple than standard rain wear.

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MEC Nola Rain Jacket, $150

Waterproof-breathable and thigh length, this jacket offers comfort on the deck of a ferry, climbing the ramparts of a castle, or simply touring an unexplored neighbourhood. Zipper and hand pockets have storm flaps that resist gusts of wind, surprise splashes, and very determined rain.

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MEC Hydrofoil Jacket, $159

Lightweight and packable, this fully seam-taped jacket is good for hiking in a coastal rainforest, travelling in wet climates, or going anywhere with unpredictable weather patterns.

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MEC Obsession Lite Jacket, $119

A MEC Ambassador favourite because of how astonishingly breathable and packable it is. It won't shut down your ability to keep moving. Designed as a layer for climbing and skiing in colder temperatures. Most insulated jackets have a tightly woven outer layer, which limits their breathability. But with a light soft shell fabric covering the insulation and stretch panels through the back and underarms, the Obsession offers venting so you won't overheat en route.

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Mens

MEC Nahanni Jacket, $135

A lifestyle insulated jacket with diamond quilting and a plush fleece lining. Lightweight insulation makes it a great piece for spring and fall (or all winter in Vancouver).

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MEC Nahanni Vest, $98

A lifestyle insulated vest a plush fleece lining. Adds extra warmth as a layer or wear it as an outerlayer on milder days.

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MEC Berring Parka, $285

Made for true Canadian winters, the Berring Parka is our warmest parka with synthetic insulation. Cargo style fleece-lined pockets stash your toque, keys and cell, and warm Hyperloft insulation fights the freeze all winter long.

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MEC Northlink Parka, $225

This essential parka helps you combat the wet, dark days of winter. Synthetic insulation is Hyperloft made with 50% recycled material.

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MEC Uplink Jacket, $155

Whip this super-light technical jacket out of your pack or unclip it from your harness and slide it on. The close cut and elastic thread in the quilting keep the outline lean and eliminate air spaces. The fit promotes dynamic movement and allows long reaches so you can escape the route before the weather fully shuts you down.

Timbuk2 backpack

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mec uplink jacket product testing

To get even more insights, MEC also conducts pilot projects that may influence the next evolution of a product – or even change the way we test products. We took the Uplink to a special cold chamber to see what we could learn about this type of testing. “The test in the video below gave us a chance to better understand human physiological conditions and gain some increased sense of what does (or doesn’t) influence someone’s comfort,” says Joel Mertens, MEC Material Technologies Integrity Engineer.

Baselayer

MEC T1 Long-Sleeved Crew, $29

Wear this shirt solo or as a base layer to stay comfortable when you’re active on cool days.

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MEC Synergy Jacket, $425

This is our top-of-the-skyline mountaineering jacket. Just the thing for getting in, getting up, and getting out, in all types of conditions. It boasts new GORE-TEX® Pro Shell® technology, 3-layer waterproof-breathables with a light, yet rugged, woven fabric.

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MEC Hydrofoil Jacket, $159

Lightweight and packable, this fully seam-taped jacket is good for hiking in a coastal rainforest, travelling in wet climates, or going anywhere with unpredictable weather patterns.

MEC Outpost Duffle, $95

The heavy-duty tarpaulin fabric can handle getting tossed in the luggage bin or out on the tarmac. The innovative grab straps can be converted to shoulder straps if your destination is "just over those hills" from where you are.

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NEW NO-STITCH QUILTING

MEC Tremblant Lite Down Jacket, $175

This stitch free construction is totally leak proof so the down stays in place. This jacket addresses the needs of the generalist outdoor user from walking the dog, snowshoeing to the backcountry skier and climbers on a budget. Responsible Down Standard certified.

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MEC Tremblant Lite Vest, $49

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MEC Stradale Jacket, $185

Quietly technical and subtly elegant, the Stradale Jacket balances backcountry performance with a refined aesthetic. Fully seam-sealed and made with waterproof fabric, it offers absolute protection from the elements.

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Patagonia Sweater

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MEC Co-Opted Down Jacket, $265

Fill the gap between an everyday hoodie and a technical soft shell. This classically styled down jacket is treated to shed water and is warmly insulated with 550-fill down.

DU/ER Adventure Pant, $119

Technical pants that look good, are festooned with pockets and adapt to most adventures. The blended fabric is breathable and wicking, so it's a practical choice for different climates and mixed-bag weather.

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MEC Yukon Shirt, $69

Heavy weight organic cotton, instant classic.

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mec design team

Our material developers, designers and colourists are available to share insights into the industry, trends and product. Based in Vancouver, BC, the design team travels the world in search of the latest outdoor breakthroughs that we can bring to our members in Canada.

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