- MEC Brio 70 Backpack (company site)
- What's Good:
- Value (only $109.00 Canadian!),Ruggedness, Streamlined
- What's Bad:
- Hip belt padding, No water bladder compartment
For the past three years I’ve relied on my MEC Brio 70 (long – sage) to climb mountains, travel foreign countries, and make 70km+ treks. The bag, while being budget oriented, has stood up to the toughest of tests: I’ve dragged it down steep scrambles, pulled it through thick tuckamore, and its ridden on numerous airport luggage systems. Despite all of this the bag still looks new.
The Brio 70 is the big brother of the Brio brand packs from MEC. The 70 is what you’d need for a week on or off the trail. It’s little siblings are the 60, 50, 40 and the Crag Daypack. The Brio 70 comes in three sizes: Short (68L): Standard (70L): Long (72L), and two colours: Sage, and Blue.