MEC Mountain Days peak deals

MEC Mountain Days: new batch of peak deals

Sometimes it just makes sense to keep a good thing going (as is the case with MEC, which has been going strong for 47 years and counting). So to keep things rolling with Mountain Days – our anniversary savings event – we’re floating some of our latest top savings picks to the top.

These are freshly discounted items you can save big on now… but like summer sunsets, they won’t last long. Once these colours or styles are gone, they’re gone forever.

MEC Travel Light Packing Cubes

Super handy for travelling, these lightweight packing cubes make it easy to keep your clean shirts separate from your dirty socks. Pro-tip: use the different colours to keep you organized, so you’ll always know your toiletries (or power cords or t-shirts) are in the blue (or yellow or purple) cube. Scoop up this deal now, use them for future dream trips.

“Literally the best thing I have ever purchased for travelling…” – review on

MEC Duffle Bag

An MEC classic. It’s one of the toughest bags we’ve ever made, hands down, and now’s your chance to pick up a duffle in a size (and price) that’s solid. A quick spin through the reviews shows just a few of the ways members have used it:

  • Brought it on a trip to Mt. Everest Base Camp… and 8 trips to Nepal since then.
  • Tossed in and out of a trailer during an 11-day trek and 8 connecting flights to central Australia.
  • Fit their 120lb. friend inside and lifted it without tearing (note: we don’t recommend this, but are pleased to hear it worked out for all parties involved).
  • … it’s also been a gym bag, cottage trip bag, working in the field bag, and 10+ years as a fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan bag.

Patagonia and MEC hiking shirts (women’s)

Breathable, lightweight and with UPF protection. These shirts are excellent for hiking, and do double-duty for weekends in town too. Both the Patagonia Long Sleeve Sun Stretch Shirt and the MEC Lupin Short-sleeved Shirt are part of Mountain Days, and they’re made with bluesign-approved® fabric to sweeten the deal.

Patagonia and MEC shorts (men’s)

Two different shorts, two different purposes, but both part of our anniversary savings event. Snap up the Patagonia Stonycroft Shorts for days away from the city – they have stretch for steep hiking trails and they dry quickly for lake dips. If you’re looking for more of an everyday-all-day option, the MEC Maverick Shorts are your pair.

Redtail Premium Canoe Paddle

If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your canoe paddle, this may just be the moment. One of Redtail’s most beautiful and most functional paddles, it’s made of black walnut with a strip of cherry down the centre, and butternut inserts in the blade.

“…the weight and cut make paddling effortless in the water. I would definitely recommend this paddle for all levels of paddler.” – review on

Level Six PFD for kids

Is your child outgrowing their safety gear? Or maybe you have “family trip to the lake” pencilled in for next year? Tick off one of the to-dos on your list now and pick up this PFD for the youngest paddler/swimmer/dock jumpers in your crew.

MEC Book Bags (for all ages)

Back to school is just around the corner (oh yes). If a new school bag is the works for September, take a look at these three options, with savings on specific colours and prints: the MEC Junior Book Bag, MEC Senior Book Bag, and MEC Book Bag.

Salomon XA Elevate Trail Running Shoes (women’s)

Firm shoes that offer solid support for trails and the sidewalk you run to get to the trails. “They were comfortable the first time I wore them,” one reviewer said, “Did not need breaking in. The quick lace system is awesome as always.” Use the savings to treat yourself to a race entry or some energy gels.

La Sportiva Lycan Trail Runners (men’s)

Dependable traction. Rock-guard protection. Made for mid-distance mountain running. For runners who aim to tackle technical trails, try these shoes on for size.

MEC Ionic V-Neck Tee (men’s)

Question: where else are you going to find a Fair Trade Certified shirt made of organically grown cotton for $11? Answer: right here, right now.

Teva Olowahu and Mush II Sandals (women’s)

Keep your toes free and breezy. Both the Teva Mush II Sandals and Teva Olowahu Sandals get great reviews from members, who’ve covered plenty of kilometres in these flip-flops.

Defeet Thermeator Socks

A strong sock game is key. These warm, high bike socks are here just in time for the cold, rainy days ahead. Want different sock options? We’ve got those too.

Ridley X-Trail C45 Bicycle

Incredibly versatile and rolling through just in time for fall riding. The carbon fibre Ridley X-Trail is up for club rides, gravel grinds and cyclocross (the timing for this deal is prime). Hydraulic disc brakes, a SRAM Rival 1 gruppo and massive tire clearance are just a few of the things to note on this ride.

Have something else on your wish list? Have a spin through our anniversary savings page – the Mountain Days celebration continues with more than 700 new markdowns. After all, there’s still time for one last summer adventure.

Karen Benson

Editor, trail runner, nature nerd. Lauded for leading cheer squads everywhere, she’s also an outspoken advocate for eating burritos daily.