April 27, 2018
Have a camping trip coming up? Or maybe the spring rainy season is still in full swing in your city? Check out the latest gear to pop up on mec.ca that we’re most excited about:
Council Tool Hatchet
Forged from 5160 high-carbon steel, the Velvicut® Hudson Bay Belt Hatchet lets you feed campfires for years to come. The sculpted hickory haft (handle, in axe parlance) is comfortable in the hand and provides impressive mechanical advantage for its compact length. Hand-finishing means no two hatchets are exactly alike.
Quicker cooking means you use less fuel – plus you get to eat sooner, which is always nice. Crafted from ultralight titanium, the Vargo BOT-700 Bottle and Pot is ideal for the fast-and-light crowd. With a watertight, O-ring–sealed lid, this compact pot pulls double-duty as a water bottle.
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL 3 Tent
Even lighter than the popular Copper Spur Tent, the Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tent has the convenience of 2 doors and 2 vestibules, but trims weight by altering the pole structure and making it semi-freestanding. For a genuine backcountry tent, it’s incredibly lightweight and very roomy inside. To please the gram counters, it weighs only 1.33kg, a little more than a full 1L water bottle, or about 13 chocolate bars 🙂
Inspired by classic rainwear, this Rains Jacket has practical details like a brimmed hood, snapped pockets and adjustable cuffs. Made by RAINS from Aarhus, in central Denmark, the design pairs well with the steady drip, drip, drip of northern-hemisphere rain.
Nuun Vitamins 4-pack
Nuun fuels your training and recovery, and now it can fuel your everyday life. Loaded with electrolytes and all kinds of natural goodness, Nuun Vitamins are a tasty way to get your vitamins and minerals.
Smith Network MIPS Helmet
More protection for your irreplaceable brain. If you crash, MIPS technology in this Smith Network helmet will reduce the rotational force to your head, helping prevent brain injury more effectively than your average road riding helmet.
Reef Escape Flip Flops
Your favourite rubber flip flops just got an upgrade. These PVC-free Reef Escape Flips have a shaped footbed that gives you arch support – something you’ll be stoked about when your wanderlust takes you beyond the beach.
Levi’s Trucker Jacket
With timeless lines, the Levi’s Trucker Jacket looks as good now as it did back in 1962. Hard-wearing denim ages gracefully and pairs well with almost anything, even more denim (should you need some Canadian formalwear).
MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent
A rough-weather version of the hugely popular Hubba Hubba Tent from MSR. The MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent uses the same basic shape and gives it the addition of an absolutely massive vestibule – with twice the interior volume of the tent itself. A fantastic new option for bikepackers, cycle tourers, or backpackers who might encounter some challenging weather.
Nomadix Go-Anywhere Towel
Designed to be your only towel when travelling or out on the move. From the beach, to the yoga studio, to a backpacking adventure, this lightweight full-size towel is all you need.
La Sportiva Bolt Pants
Climbing pants with articulated knees and gusseted crotch that won’t limit moves and take you out of the zone. Stretch cotton blend is comfortable against the skin and the slim cut of the La Sportiva Bolt Pants won’t catch or billow as you climb.