Mec.ca – Mountain Equipment Store
MEC is the abbreviation for Mountain Equipment Co-op. What is Co-op? It means that this store works as a cooperative, meaning that is a democratically owned business structure in which members pool their resources to obtain a benefit.
MEC was founded in Canada in 1971 by 6 members who wanted to buy mountain gear and equipment that wasn’t available at conventional stores. Now, more than 30 years later it has 2.6 million members worldwide. In order to be able to buy goods here, first you have to be a member. What it takes to be a member? Anyone can become one by simply buying a 5 dollar membership share. After you become a member you are able to shop, either online or at their stores. Here you can find anything you are looking for an outdoor adventure. Shipping is available worldwide, though the costs are higher. The website is available in English and French.