Arc’teryx has one mission, to build the finest products available.
Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1989 they are named after the Achaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop feathers for flight and free itself from the constraints of the flat earth.
They refuse to compromise on any element of their product. Their achievement as the outdoor world’s leading brand is obtained by merging unrivalled designs with the best quality, highest performing materials and making products in the most innovative and durable way possible for their intended use.
Arc’teryx are not constrained by mediocrity, each product is born from a clear understanding of its intended use. They then apply all their technological mastery to make it the best it can be, irrespective of material cost and manufacturing limitations; in fact they have developed tools and techniques not used by other brands in their pursuit of excellence. Each Alpha SV jacket takes 4 hours and 38 minutes to assemble, making the £500 price a bargain at only £1.79 per minute. Their pursuit of excellence has made Arc’teryx responsible for virtually all of the design and manufacturing innovations for the past 25 years.
Arc’teryx standards are exceptionally high. From design to manufacturing all products undergo extensive testing and research, strict quality control and inspections. It is their mission to produce and deliver the best possible, in all aspects. Their flagship shell jackets epitomise their ethos, using only highly developed performance fabrics that are tested in the mountains, not a laboratory, by athletes and research teams to acquire real world results. The development of their incredible AC² packs and luggage further establishes Arc’teryx as a world innovator. AC², Advanced Composite Construction, combines aesthetic simplicity and sublime design with watertight construction, minimal weight and maximum durability.