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Mountain Equipment Co-Op130 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P3
The spacious West Broadway MEC location is a veritable shopping theme park for outdoor enthusiasts. If you're looking for socks that perform as hard as you do while you're cycling, climbing or hiking, then you're in the right place. You'll find everything from mesh-panelled socks that keep their cool for less than $10 to lithium-ion heated socks that keep toes toasty at $300 a pair.
When it comes to high-tech training accessories, MEC has an unbeatable variety of gadgets to help you monitor your activity whether it’s on the road, on top of a mountain or in the water. Shop here for pedometers, GPS watches, activity trackers, bike computers, POV helmet cameras, earphones and many more fitness-focused tools. Garmin activity bands and Polar watches with built-in heart rate monitors are bestsellers. Road riders and cyclocross enthusiasts will love the wired and wireless bike computers that’ll help you plan your route and measure altitude gain, speed and distance along the way.
This retail co-op is an indispensible resource for outdoorsy Vancouverites all year round, and especially during the winter season. Whether you’re into backcountry, downhill or cross-country, you’ll find skis, boots, bindings and poles to suit your style. Snow-sport enthusiasts can also shop here for snowshoes, snowboarding equipment, outwear and base layers, helmets, backpacks, equipment bags, footwear and even avalanche safety gear. Need a sleeping bag that’ll keep you warm when it’s -30 outside? Don’t miss the extensive selection of winter camping gear. You’ll find local MEC locations on Broadway and in North Van and a lifetime membership is just $5.