Time to rock your local trails with this multisport Gear Shed picked by ML staff and partners.
Columbia Mazama Trail Rain Shell
Find ultimate comfort and performance in any storm with this mountain-ready jacket (available for women and men) featuring drawcord-adjustable hood, cuffs and hem, and pit-zips you can quickly engage on the fly. Plus: Columbia’s Omni-Tech 3D waterproof/breathable material is fully seam sealed (and treated with PFC-Free Durable Water Repellent); and 2-way comfort stretch gives you freedom of movement. This shell is not as compressible/packable as some, but the fabric is tougher than most. www.columbiasportswear.ca
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Helly Hansen Odin 9 Worlds Infinity Shell
Versatile and durable, the award-winning Odin 9 Worlds Infinity Shell Jacket (available for men or women) returns with a major tech upgrade. The waterproof/breathable LIFA Infinity membrane is engineered to give you everlasting performance without the use of chemicals—a win for you and the environment. www.hellyhansen.com
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Good To-Go Camp Meals
Good To-Go dehydrated meals are small-batch handcrafted in Maine and sourced from the highest quality and nutritious ingredients. Dehydration means a product hugely reduced in size and weight, with a five-year shelf life—not to mention, zero preservatives. (Sodium content is also kept as low as possible.) Our surefire no-muss-no-fuss paddling-trip favourites include Pad Thai, Thai Curry and Mexican Quinoa Bowl (all sold as double portions). Good To-Go has limited availability in Canada but you can find it online at Valhalla Pure and Sail, and it’s coming soon to MEC.
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Featuring their signature sole, the Intuition Bootie has a lower silhouette and provides superior grip and traction in various terrains, plus an elasticized looped toggle system for personalized fit and comfort across the foot. ML’s art director, Amelie, thinks they are as comfortable as they look and are the most versatile footwear she’s ever owned. www.intuitionliners.com
OneUp EDC Tool and Pump
The 20-function OneUp Components EDC Tool can be stored inside the OneUp EDC Pump. What does “EDC” stand for? Everyday carry! And the name suits this combo because it gives you all the tools you need turn any trailside problem into a fast and easy repair. Add the OneUp Plug Kit and quickly repair tubeless punctures so you can keep right on rolling. www.oneupcomponents.com
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Sea to Sky Alphabet
Summer is for reading, even if you are just learning to read. Bronwyn Preece and Kate Zessel’s Sea to Sky Alphabet hits all the right letters, but also takes you and your kid on a perfectly Coast Mountain journey from the coastline to the summits. Incorporating local Indigenous words as well, this book encourages connection, curiosity, and awe. www.whistlerbooks.com
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OpenFit continues the Shokz open-ear concept to let users enjoy all-day comfort and hear their own soundtrack while staying open to the world around them. OpenFit offers an ultra-lightweight, open-ear construction to hear both your own audio (and sounds around you) with luminous clarity. A flexible ear hook design combines stability and comfort ideal for running, biking or the gym. Up to 7 hours of listening time with a single charge; with charging case, up to 28 hours. And: The OpenFIt carries an IP54 water-resistance rating. www.shokz.com
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