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MEC was founded in 1971 in Vancouver. That means the brand has been around through the disco decade, the neon years, the grunge era, Y2K and more — each with its unique style.
MEC is known for its outdoor equipment, technical gear and classic accessories. Canadians love rocking the brand’s backpacks, waist pouches, fleece sweaters and so much more — and when MEC launches limited-edition classics in fun and fresh prints, they don’t last long. Last year, some styles lasted only 24 hours, and few made it beyond four days.