What's new at MEC: June 11 products

What’s new this week

It’s (finally) time to welcome 9pm sunsets and weekends filled with bike rides, hiking trails and playing fetch with your pooch at the park. Make the most of the start of summer weather with the latest stuff we’re stoked on:

BioLite Solarhome 620

The SolarHome 620 lets you add a touch of solar-powered civility to your adventure van, off-grid cabin or base camp. This compact kit includes 3 hanging daisy chain lights that have multiple modes and work like your lights at home; simply flick the switch (and one light has a motion sensor). The control box houses a large battery and doubles as a radio and MP3 player. Dual side-mounted USB ports even allow you to charge your devices.

Garmin Edge 130 Cycling Computer

Garmin packs more into the Edge 130 than any other compact bike GPS. You get GPS-based speed and distance, barometric altimeter-based ascents and descents, navigation through courses setup through the free mobile app (or Strava), plus smart notifications and alerts. The internal antenna connects 3 different satellite constellations, a first for any Garmin unit.

MEC Road Pedals

If you’re just getting into road racing, these clipless pedals could be your jam. They’re made with good-quality sealed cartridge bearings to offer reliable performance.

Garmin InReach Mini

What’s smaller than 2 Tic Tac® boxes and can save your life? Garmin’s new inReach Mini takes the core features from the proven inReach GPS satellite communicators and shrinks them down to pocket size.

  • You can send and receive text messages and emails anywhere on the planet, staying connected even where there’s no cell phone coverage.
  • Internal GPS handles basic navigation and sends location data with each message, letting your followers track your adventures.
  • A dedicated SOS button lets you call for help, no matter where you are.

Wilderness Medicine 7th Edition

The ultimate resource for anyone faced with providing immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible. Teaches you vital wilderness first aid skills such how to survey, assess and stabilize a victim, how to manage symptoms, and how to care for wounds and orthopedic injuries.

Hydro Flask 1.18L Ombre Bottle

Limited edition ombre colours. The double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours, hot for up to 6 hours, and won’t sweat on you. Standard wide-mouth opening fits many existing filters and lids.

MEC Lightweight Baselayer Long John’s – Children

So versatile: they work on their own in the summer, then go under anything in winter. Wicking fabric dries fast, and it’s equipped with antimicrobial technology to keep it smelling fresher for longer. UPF 40 sun protection for when the sun comes out.

Therm-a-rest NeoAir Camper Duo Sleeping Pad

A two-person sleeping pad that won’t feel like a two-person sleeping pad. Separate chambers give you and your partner the option to customize the firmness. 7.6cm of thickness is a dream come true for side sleepers and toss-and-turners who need extra plushness.

Chuao Sprinkle Dreams Chocolate Bar

Everything is better with sprinkles. Chuao applies this truth to this new milk chocolate bar, which is loaded with chunks of crunchy waffle cone and buttery hazelnuts, then topped with sprinkles.

Topo Designs Y-Pack

Topo Designs, a Colorado based company, makes timeless gear with modern function, and strives to build skillfully crafted pieces that last and don’t slide quickly out of fashion. They also strive to reduce waste through a lifetime warranty and repair program.

Nite Ize Huck’n Tuck Collapsible Thrower

Play ball all day (and all night) with this fun and bright thrower. A collapsible handle means it’s easy to store in your pocket or pack so you’re always ready for a slobber-free fetch ‘sesh. Durable LED Ball is great for nighttime play.

Spy+ Helm 2 Sunglasses

SPY Happy lenses heighten contrast and colour without affecting clarity. The tough Grilamid® frame is known for flexibility, durability and lightness, excellent for performance eyewear frames.

Two Wheel Gear Classic Bike Suit Bag

This hybrid garment bag and bike bag drapes over your rear rack, and keeps your dress clothes clean and crisp. Fits a full suit, a pair of shoes, ties and belts, a towel, a toiletry kit, bike tools, keys, wallet, phone, lunch and a laptop. Designed in Vancouver.

SRAM XG-1275 10-50T 12 Speed Cassette

The argument is over: the front derailleur is dead. For the first time, you don’t have to choose between gear range, weight and reliability. The Eagle 12-speed gives you the range of a 2x drivetrain. It offers a whopping 500% range (10-50T) so you can climb and descend at the speed you want.

Alex Moss
Alex Moss

Lexically inclined gear geek, EDC nerd (that’s everyday carry) and pancake enthusiast. Often found scouring the web for all there is to know about the newest and coolest.