Canadians are examining which outdoor equipment companies they should be supporting and looking closer at what brands they should be buying.

Vancouver-based outdoor apparel and goods retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) sells Vista Outdoor brands, including Giro, Camelbak and Blackburn.

Utah-based Vista Outdoor Inc. also designs, develops, and manufactures ammunition, long guns and related equipment under such brands as Federal PremiumBushnell, and Savage Arms.
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