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Reactor 3.8

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight sleeping pad. Compact and still comfortable for sleeping. Self inflation is mediocre. The back viewFront viewI purchased this pad last year to replace my aging 3/4 length pad. My old one was bulky even though it was 3/4 length and had to be strapped to the outside of my pack. Not ideal. The MEC Reactor 3.8 is described as a medium thickness pad with an R value of 3.4 And is full length. It comes with a stuff sac and a repair kit.  This is a self-inflating pad. Mine has not been the… Full review

Tarn 3 Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great tent that I've been using for many years, and hope/expect to get many more years of use from it. Story Time: Okay, first off, I should mention how I came into possession of this MEC Tarn 3 Plus tent. About 10-12 years ago, I frequented eBay quite a bit looking for great deals on lightly used mountain bikes and other equipment. One day, I came across a police auction site, It has since gone downhill a bit, but back then, it was a decent place to find nice mountain bikes… Full review

Brio 40

rated 3 of 5 stars I'm on the large side of "average male build", and this pack seems like a youth pack to me... which I suppose is not a failing, but it makes the pack unusable to someone of my stature. The volume and harness size seem ideally suited to either youth or petite women, who would probably find this pack very versatile and useful for small trips without a lot of gear. Fit: It doesn't say so in the product description, or anywhere on the pack itself, but I would recommend this pack to children/youth or… Full review

R2K Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight pants -- very suited to hiking. Made from nylon and so they give protection from wind and also are quick-drying when wet. Large pockets with snaps enable you to stash your maps and phone safely yet give you the ability for quick and easy access.   Purchased at Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC). I bought a second pair of these pants for my hiking activities in 2013.  I have an older pair that I purchased over a year ago in another color.  I simply wanted a second pair as backup when… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars A good quality climbing pack for rock. It will also be useful for shorter ice climbing approaches. I use this pack for rock climbing. For a small pack I can get all I need into it including my rope and lunch. It has a very tough exterior so no babying this piece of kit.   It fits my medium woman's frame (fully loaded) well enough for all the approaches this year from just a few minutes to a couple of hours. It is well constructed and surprisingly affordable. Grab it before it is sold out! Full review

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