Founded in 1989, and named after ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight; Arc’teryx partners with Gore-Tex to create the most innovative outerwear materials in the world, and applies them to functional designs that never fail to impress. Hiking, cycling, running, skiing, and brisk city living are all part of the lifestyle that inspires the Arc’teryx design team.
Arc’teryx is a Vancouver-based company named after Archaeopteryx Lithographica — the first prehistoric bird to develop the feather for flight. Founded in 1989 by Dave Lane and Jeremy Guard, the driving force behind Arc’teryx is “to build the finest products possible.” They accomplish this through their design work focused solely on innovation, function and evolution. As a result, these focus points translate into the materials, design and construction of Arc’teryx’s products. From their Alpha SV Jacket to their Arro Backpack to the Venta Glove, their output is virtually unmatched. Because of their close proximity to British Columbia’s vast mountain range, the Arc’teryx design team is able to test their products at a moment’s notice. From ideation to execution, Arc’teryx gear is versatile, reliable and ready for all conditions. They often partner with Gore-Tex to create the most innovative outerwear materials in the world, applying unrivalled technology across functional designs that never fail to impress. Hiking, cycling, running, skiing, and brisk city living are all part of the lifestyle that inspires the Arc’teryx brand. Like the Archaeopteryx, Arc’teryx is solely focused on the evolutionary functionality of their products, resulting in an array of innovative offerings for outdoors people of any level or skillset. To test their wares, Arc’teryx frequently teams up with elite athletes to assess, report and push their equipment to utterly extreme limits. Designed to confront the elements or make your way around town, Arc’teryx relentlessly produces goods inspired by the pinnacle of human engineering meant for the most challenging of activities.