I’ve been really getting into mountain trekking of late, and as I mentioned, I need to get some new equipment. When I was in Canada, I used to swear by MEC, but now I’m looking into other brands, and one that stands out at the shops I’ve been to is the Japanese owned Mont-Bell. I’ve been to a hiking goods shop in Ikebukuro that stocked most of their stuff, and they also have their own outlet shop in Ebisu. I need a 25-30 litre backpack, some new hiking boots, a tent, and some good rain gear. Yesterday I was checking out Seibu’s 8th floor, and they had quite the large selection from a few different brands. I was really attracted to some bags by Aigle and Millet, two French companies. Yuko was really into a pink North Face bag…