As they put it, “Arc’Teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design of production.” And it shows when you get to see and use their products firsthand. Quality that will last a lifetime and simplistic approach to design. Arc’Teryx in house production centers allow them to create some of the most functional products on the market that we have seen. It’s apparent in all the products that they produce that a high level of craftsmanship was applied to every product. Using only the most advanced and innovative materials on the market, each product is meticulously created, tested, checked for quality, then improved before it reaches any of us. This commitment to creating top of the line products has made Arc’Teryx the leader in performance outdoor outerwear and accessories. Whether it is battling a snowstorm in Denali National Park or biking through an urban jungle through traffic in a torrential downpour, Arc’Teryx has a product perfect for you. The company was founded in North Vancouver, British Columbia in !989 by Dave Lane and originally created mainly climbing products and functional activewear. In 1996, they obtained a license from W.L. Gore & Associates and began using the fabric Gore-Tex in their products. This launched Arc’Teryx into the world of outdoor technical apparel. The idea that a company could create “Evolutionary” products seemed to be a stretch at the time. But today, that is exactly what they have done. Their LEAF(Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) program has developed some of the essential gear for the brave men and women that protect and serve us every day. Further proving that the products they create are held to a higher standard. One of the products we brought in this season is the Zeta SL jacket. This jacket uses Gore-Tex Paclite so you can be assured it is completely waterproof. But in addition to its ability to keep you dry, it is extremely easy to pack, making this a go to jacket for adventures off the beaten trail where you might have to break it out at any given moment when the weather isn’t playing along. Having the ability to pack a jacket in a small space and have it be as useful as the Zeta is,is crucial for anyone who wants to do some serious backcountry trekking. The fully taped seams will give you even more confidence that rain, wind and snow are not getting in, while breathability is maintained at an amazing rate. We also brought in the Brize 25L and 32L. Both are an amazing day pack for a trek to your favorite hiking spot or being used as an everyday carry backpack. With reinforced, breathable back panels, packing heavy won’t be a strain. For women, we have the Nodin jacket. A slim fitting, stretchy, lightweight jacket that protects you from the elements and is easily packed along for any kind of adventure. Check out these products and many more. We are always excited to bring in new companies that push the limits of functional outerwear and a company like Arcteryx is at the forefront. For those who desire the highest quality and performance, look no further. 

 Author: David De Rosa