Vancouver, B.C. — (February 22, 2023) — Canadian retailer and outdoor gear brand Mountain Equipment Company (MEC) announces the launch of their Tilley x MEC packable travel hats for men and women. This collaboration celebrates the partnership of the two iconic Canadian brands rooted in the outdoors and committed to creating great gear for all. 

“Tilley hats are consistently in our top sellers for summer hats, and with the MEC x Tilley branding, I think these will fly off the shelves this summer,” said Laura Jackson, MEC Accessories Merchant.

The Tilley x MEC Packable T1 and Packable T3 are an ode to a Tilley classic. Made from a light recycled blend, these hats dry quickly and offer excellent sun protection wherever you are adventuring. They both pack down into their own hidden pockets and give 50+ UPF protection, blocking more than 98% of harsh UV. Additionally, a PFC-free DWR finish helps shed light rain and mist to keep you moving forward.

The significant difference between the T1 and T3 is that the T3 is outfitted with a wider brim to help protect you from the elements and a stealthy crown pocket to keep valuables safe. Additionally, a Hydrofil® sweatband wicks moisture from your brow.

The new Tilley x MEC Packable Travel Hats can be found at the following MEC Canadian retail locations: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Edmonton South. They are also available for purchase at Two colors are available for both hats, as well as sizing Small/Medium and Large/Extra-Large.