Arc’teryx was founded in Vancouver by local mountain climbers in 1989. The name and the logo of Arc'teryx refer to one of the earliest known birds in the world. The Logo, designed by graphic designer Michael Hofler, is based on the most complete bird skeleton that is found up to now.
At Arc’teryx, the goal is to create equipment that enables a person to be immersed in the moment of doing, regardless of external conditions. Simple solutions to complex challenges; this is the essence of minimalism and the philosophy of Arc'teryx' design. Where design is just as important as science and functionality, Arc’teryx is one of the biggest in the outdoor clothing world.
Arc'teryx uses the Coast Mountains, one of the most unpopulated areas in the world as proving grounds for their clothing and equipment. The weather conditions are rough, diverse, and often challenging, which benefits the quality and durability of Arc'teryx' products. This ensures that you'll make it through the cold days when wearing an Arc'teryx sweater or jacket.
Arc'teryx has a long-term vision. The products that are developed by the brand have to be as durable as possible, no matter the conditions they're subjected to. Arc'teryx is not only focussed on making durable, qualitatively good products but is also strongly focussed on how their operations affect the environment. From the chosen materials to the location where to products are made, Arc'teryx is constantly looking for ways to operate more responsibly.
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Also in the fashion world, Arc'teryx is appreciated more and more. Celebrities like Frank Ocean, Harold Hunter, Travis Scott, Virgil Abloh, and Drake were seen multiple times in Arc'teryx items. Virgil Abloh even wore an Arc'teryx jacket on his Fall '20 Louis Vuitton fashion show.
GORE-TEX® is a water-resistant material, first introduced in 1969 by Bob Gore. Products equipped with GORE-TEX® technology have a special membrane which ensures products are durably water-resistant, wind-resistant and breathable. Thanks to this membrane, you will not only stay dry when bad weather ensues, but you'll also sweat less quickly. The products make sure no moist comes in, but thanks to little holes in the membrane, perspiration ventilates out.
Products equipped with GORE-TEX® guarantee durability and quality. The products are very durable and will keep working as intended and promised. GORE-TEX® is also a good choice when it comes to the environment, as it is made from recycled materials. GORE-TEX® is the absolute frontrunner when it comes to water- and wind-resistant material. Many Arc'teryx products are equipped with GORE-TEX® technology, especially the jackets. Because of this, you'll know what you'll get in advance: the absolute best quality.
Check out the entire Arc'teryx collection here.