Buying Online

I get plenty of mountaineering equipment catalogs in the mail.  Sometimes I'll see something that makes me go online to the company's website to check out the item or sale or whatever.  It happened to me today when I received a mailing from REI and it got me thinking: I have been using the same 6 or 7 online retailers when I'm shopping for gear for the last 10 years or so.  Could I be missing out?  What are your favorite online retailers for climbing gear and why?



I've always been a fan of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) from Canada. They are like a Canadian version of REI, but not as commercial. The only problem is that they can't ship a lot of stuf to the US for some reason, but the MEC brand gear and clothing is always quality and that stuff they can ship.

I like them, too. Have used an MEC backpack for years.