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Very knowledgeable staff. Widest selection of items you'll find anywhere. Quality items at competitive prices. Best quality is the helpful staff.
We are always pleased with the quality and durability of MEC products. Their inner shells and fleece really keep out the cold even when we travel to eastern Canada at its coldest. The clothes are as stylish as they are practical.
Mountain Equipment Co-op is the quintessential outdoor store. Whatever you fancy for outdoor activities Mountain Equipment Co-op is the store you need to visit. They carry climbing gear, camping equipment, outdoor clothing, canoes, kayaks, skis, bikes...basically you name it and they carry it. All of the staff are friendly and willing to use their expertise to recommend the gear you need to get based on what you want to do. Before you venture to the great outdoors, venture to Mountain Equipment Co-op!
First on the list must be outdoor institution Mountain Equipment Co-op. B.C.’s mecca for recreation junkies offers a wide selection of course, but perhaps more importantly, trained staff are knowledgeable about the latest innovations in hiking footwear. This means you’ll likely find your ideal shoe in no time, and be pleased with the result when out on the trails. Brands include Saloman, Scarpa, Zamberlan and Keen, with the most affordable option being MEC’s in-house brand.
MEC carries both men and women’s underwear, plus a variety of sports bras. This is a great spot to pick up a high-tech workout bra in a fun colour or pattern. Some of their more popular sports bras include the Moving Comfort Urban X-over bra, the Patagonia Barely Everyday bra and the Smartwool PhD Seamless Racerback bra. Their underwear ranges from seamless thongs, bikinis and briefs to hipster and boy shorts.
When applying SPF to those hard-to-reach places such as backs, shoulders, ears and even the tops of the feet, many of us forget our most obvious and important body part: our lips. Coming to your rescue is MEC’s tried-and-true EcoLips balm: 70-percent organic, waterproof, sweat-proof and PABA free, this subtle lip balm is easy to apply and ideal for long, active days in the sun. The outdoor emporium on Broadway also carries a range of sunscreen brands for the rest of your bod.