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MEC Has Great New Outdoor Gear for 2018

MEC continues its tradition of designing and catering equipment and apparel for outdoor enthusiasts with their 2018 lineup of spring and summer gear.

See the full line of spring/summer releases from MEC here.

MEC Flair 60 Backpack for Women: This pack is designed to keep your week’s worth of gear and supplies organized.

There are three ways to get to what’s inside (so you don’t have to unpack and repack when you’re looking for snacks), and all zippers have glove-friendly pullers. ($179)

MEC Zephyr 60 Backpack for Men: Airy, not too heavy, and just right for overnight or longer backpacking trips. Plus, you get padded and contoured hip belt and shoulder straps with an integrated whistle for safety.

External pocket for water bottles, and daisy chains let you rig it with extra or bulky items. It even has an integrated rain cover to keep your stuff inside dry. ($164)

Patagonia Houdini Jacket for Women: An optimistic outlook will serve in many situations, but the Houdini is insurance that your day won’t get “real” when the weather shifts on your long run or multipitch route. The featherlight fabric is treated with DWR to sheds light rain, and the tight weave blocks wind and withstands abrasion.

Half-elastic cuffs, cords and toggles are designed to be trim and lightweight. In addition, the chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack and has a reinforced carabiner loop so it can be clipped to your harness or hydration pack in readiness for the clouds rolling in. ($119)

MEC Synergy Jacket for Men: A windproof, waterproof barrier designed for skiers and climbers. Our Synergy Jacket uses a lightweight, supple and packable face fabric that doesn’t compromise on durability. This pared-down shell uses GORE-TEX®, the gold standard of waterproof-breathable technology.

Great alpine-specific features include harness-accessible pockets, a high collar to keep out blowing snow, and a hood with cordlock adjustments that’s helmet compatible. ($375)