With a little help from MEC

So this is a bit of a shout-out but I am a devoted Mountain Equipment Co-op fan and these guys have really helped us out.  MEC have just about everything the outdoor enthusiast could want – quality products and fair pricing.  They also have the absolute best guarantee … if you aren’t happy you can bring your gear back for repair, refund or exchange.

Our local MEC was kind enough to donate two sweet packs for our trip when we told them what we were up to and that we were having trouble finding decent gear in Central America. The packs got sent down and we were super stoked when we received them.  I carry the Pangea 60 – an awesome travel pack with great security tabs, loads of pockets and a small zip-off daypack, tom got the Gregory Whitney - a serious backpack.

The MEC gear made our sailing trip to Colombia much easier and we are finding the packs to be indispensable, especially when we stop for one or two nights, we can pack  up a few essentials and forgo having to lug our huge duffles around.

We really appreciate the help and owe MEC a real big thank you! 

Tayrona mec trek from Kels M on Vimeo.

We actually have an assortment of other MEC products with us on our travels.  The most important one is our awesome three-season tent. It´s super easy to put together and folds down pretty small which is great for us in our little car. 

Our tent

Our lovely MEC tent

Another amazing MEC item that I adore is this bag:

small-mec-carry-all

I bought this bag over ten years ago, it has been everwhere with me including the UK, Turkey, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico, Central America and it still looks brand new. At $20 Canadian this bag is a steal and the best carry-all around.  Buy one here, you won’t regret it.

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  1. Andres’s avatar

    Hey Kels and Tom: I heard that Popayan has been a good place to you guys and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed time with my familia and their friends.
    As you head down to Pasto and Ecuador, I want to thank you kindly to let my aunt ride with you guys and I know she will keep you good company, besides, she is a very go-getter type of person, so you got a great travelling companion.

    Best of wishes on your journey to Ecuador and I’m glad you stopped in Colombia. You guys are more than welcome to return any time.

    cheers!
    Andres

    PS: Hablamos luego marica!

  2. Kait’s avatar

    Hollla MEC!!!

  3. tom’s avatar

    Yeah … Respect MEC!