Retailers: Mountain Equipment Co-op 🍁

Name: Mountain Equipment Coop

Products: Outdoor gear

Manufactured In: World-wide

Where to Buy: Online and in store


Canadian Owned: Yes

Mountain Equipment Co-op, or MEC for short, has been in operation since 1971 when a group of west coast mountaineers went into business to sell exceptional products at fair prices.The company had no paid employees for the first three years. Instead, it was rusolely by volunteers.

From the start, MEC has accepted members and today there are around 5 million people with a MEC membership. The company sells a wide range of gear, including clothing, boots, camping, and travel equiment from brands such as MSR, Garmin, Rossingol, and Salomon. You can purchase from MEC online or in one of the stores.