Here at e-OUTDOOR, we are committed to the pursuit of perfection, which is why we stock Arc'Teryx products. They combine unparalleled designs with the finest-quality, premier materials, assembled in the most resilient, state-of-the-art style for their anticipated use.
When was Arc'teryx founded?
In 1989 as 'Rock Solid' then 1991 as Arcteryx By Dave Lane and Jeremy Guard.
Where is Arc'teryx based?
Arc'teryx is based in the North Shore mountains of North Vancouver, Canada
How did Arc'teryx get it's name?
The Archaeopteryx or "first bird" is a genus of bird-like dinosaurs - the earliest known birds to develop feathers for flight and so are creatures somewhere between dinosaurs and modern birds. The Arc'teryx logo is an image of this most famous fossil and it's name is a shortened version of Archaeopteryx.
Arcteryx developed the world's first 360 degree thermo moulded climbing harness called the Vapour. In 1998 this company developed the first water tight zip and while working with Polartec, developed PowerShield, resulting in a new apparel category called Softshell.
Where are Arcteryx products made?
Harnesses, backpacks and laminated equipment are made in New Westminster, British Columbia. Apparel is made in China, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Laos and Greece.
What type of products do Arc'teryx make?
Climbing harnesses, backpacks, apparel and new in 2016: footwear.
As well as the Vapour climbing harness, Arcteryx has developed Lamination into all hard goods, manufacturing multiple layers of fabric for stability, strength and appearance.
Arc'teryx Ethical/environmental practices
Arc'teryx has an environmental policy which includes: 1) minimising waste in operations 2) sourcing safe and effective materials 3) designing the longest lasting, best performing products in the industry.
This company has created various programs to benefit their local community eg: The Bird's Nest Project
. The re-using and re-purposing of rolls of discontinued fabric from their design centre to serve the disadvantaged. The Builder's Academy - Arcteryx are involved in the teaching of classroom and onsite sessions in learning how to build and maintain walking and biking tracks and trails in a sustainable way.
Arc'teryx products are sorted into activity specific collections.
Selected materials and features meet the demands of those activities.
- Alpinism and Climbing - Climbing equipment designed for efficient movement and protection in alpine environments.
- Arc'teryx Essentials - Versatile high performance designs for diverse activities and conditions.
- Hiking and Trekking - For technical hiking, trekking, durable and protective designs for remote and varied conditions.
- Lifestyle - Technical outdoor functionality, comfort and durability brought to everyday designs.
- Skiing and Snowboarding - Designed with specific snowsports features for efficient protection, layering and movement.
- Trail Running - Technical trail running systems with a focus on freedom of movement and moisture management.
What do the Arc'teryx letters mean?
Many of our product names include a category modifier. These modifiers aid in defining each product features and intended use.
- AR - All Round - High performance weather protection and materials, emphasizing versatility for multiple activities.
- FL - Fast and Light - Minimalist, high performance and light weight, for rapid travel in variable conditions.
- IS - Insulated - Thermally insulated products that provide efficient warmth and protection from the elements.
- LT - Lightweight - High performance, minimalist design that is durable for its weight.
- LD - Long Distance - Light, durable footwear providing comfort, support and protection on extended trail runs.
- MW - Mixed Weather - Highly durable, breathable and mobile. Best for mixed usage in changing weather conditions.
- SW - Severe Weather - Most durable materials and weather protection, for prolonged exposure to severe conditions.
- SL - Superlight - Superlight materials and design, emphasizing light weight and packability over durability.
- VT - Vertical - Trail running footwear providing grip, performance and durability on varied terrain.
Arc'teryx product grouping. What does it mean?
Similar Arc'teryx products are grouped into families. These families typically share certain design characteristics.
- Α - Alpha - Lightweight, minimalist climbing and alpinism products that protect from alpine environments.
- Β - Beta - Versatile: high performance for diverse activities and conditions.
- δ - Delta - Air permeable fleece mid layer. Thermally efficient, comfortable next to skin.
- γ - Gamma - Weather resistant mid or outer layers with stretch. Highly breathable and abrasion resistant.
- ρ - Rho - Thermally efficient base layer with excellent moisture management properties. Has stretch comfort.
- σ - Sigma - Minimalist, breathable softshell climbing and alpinism products focused on dynamic movement.
- ζ - Zeta - Lightweight hiking and trekking designs with an emphasis on comfort and efficiency.
- A2B - Ergonomic urban lifestyle designs with technical advantages. Made for efficient movement.
- Atom - Versatile synthetic insulated mid layers with a high degree of weather resistance.
- Bora - Multi-day trekking products that are durable and functional in mountain environments.
- Cerium - Streamlined, minimalist and lightweight technical down insulation. High warmth to weight ratio.
- Fission - Waterproof insulated outer layers for severe cold and wet. Lightweight and windproof.
- Incendo - Highly breathable, minimalist trail running gear that provides light environmental protection.
- Norvan - High performance trail running systems for extended high output in challenging terrain.
- Phase - Quick dry base layer with excellent moisture management. For high output activities.
- Procline - Ski alpinism systems for technical high performance in mountain environments.
- Proton - Air permeable mid layer insulation with abrasion and weather resistant outer surface.
- Satoro - Merino wool base layers with natural anti-odour control. Long wearing comfort.
- Thorium - Versatile down insulated mid layers that provide durable warmth. Light by construction.