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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Default What products do you want see at MEC?

Let's be honest - most longtime MEC members wouldn't imagine seeing yoga and running gear at MEC stores. That's fine with me because yoga and running are popular activities in Vancouver and in many parts of Canada.

I want to see fly fishing gear at MEC!

Fly fishing is truly about being outdoors!

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Size 7 kids' clothes would have been nice.
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The same ones they have on their website. I'm getting tired of having to order things to their stores that I should just be able to pick off the shelf.
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Fly fishing is certainly much more outdoor than yoga. It makes sense given their new direction. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure it's not cool enough.

I'd like to see women-shaped things that aren't pink and purple.
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They carry Patagonia and SUPs so why not Patagonia-surfboards
http://www.fcdsurfboards.com/epoxy-c...oards-new.html
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The same ones they have on their website. I'm getting tired of having to order things to their stores that I should just be able to pick off the shelf.
second that one!

In the Victoria store they need a WAY better stocked paddling section and stock paddling clothing year round... they need to figure out Victoria is on an island with lots of paddlers that paddler year round... and not just stand up paddlers (rolls eyes).
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Deuter Futura Pro 38L, any colour.
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More ultralight gear.

More expedition gear.

They pad the middle which, understandably, covers the greatest percentage of their market but they need to pay a little more attention to the fringes and offer a better selection. When it comes to the niches they will usually only offer one option even though there are hundreds of options out there.
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Hummers, snowmobiles, quads and chainsaws.

(If MEC thought the members wanted them, would we?)

Seriously, I think they should pick up the Hilleberg line for Canada. They could go with the very successful model they use with Western Mountaineering, and have the majority of the sales through special order.

I think they should look for cool, cutting edge niche brands like that and find ways to carry them without going broke stocking all the stores with it.
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i want to see them bring back the cheap baselayer shirts and undies they used to have,the ones they said had very slight defects and they were going for $10 a piece.

$30 for undies is too much,so i just keep on sewing up the holes in my old ones

that is all i want
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I want to see more MEC designed fleece jackets with more face fabric protection such as on the shoulder and/or elbow areas to reduce wear and piling, like what they sold 90's.

It'll be cool if they brought back the original white and green MEC patch logos for all of their products too.
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More ultralight gear.
More expedition gear.
They pad the middle which, understandably, covers the greatest percentage of their market but they need to pay a little more attention to the fringes and offer a better selection. When it comes to the niches they will usually only offer one option even though there are hundreds of options out there.
Definitely. If they carried Osprey Packs, or MHW clothing, I might just start buying my mountain gear at MEC again.


It would be neat to see things like Hilleberg. The special order thing works fine - I'm able to look at the WM bags in-store, and I don't mind waiting for it ordered in like that. It would be cool to have a few more of those sorts of products.


How about stock that lasts right up until when the season starts, and maybe even beyond then? Some things are steadily popular (say, Patagonia down jacket), yet there are never enough to still be sold even by the time people might start putting them on in the fall. I know they don't want piles of leftovers, but a lot of things seem to be out of stock more often than in.
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I want to see more MEC designed fleece jackets with more face fabric protection such as on the shoulder and/or elbow areas to reduce wear and piling, like what they sold 90's.
It'll be cool if they brought back the original white and green MEC patch logos for all of their products too.
Never happen. Not cool enough.
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I thought they couldn't sell Hillebergs because of the fire retardent issue?

More barbeque clothing.
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