In less than two decades the name Arcteryx has evolved from a prehistoric bird and the best-kept secret among Canada's Coastal Mountain climbing cognoscenti to one of the top innovators in revolutionary mountain jacket, pant, harness and backpack designs. Discover innovations today that will be standard equipment among other outerwear manufacturers tomorrow in our extensive assortment of Arcteryx outdoor gear and sale items.
Fifteen years ago, somewhere between the damp etched boulders of Vancouver's Lighthouse Park and the colossal granite domes above Howe Sound, a group of climbing enthusiasts determined that what the world needed was a better fitting harness. The results were not only a groundbreaking harness design and a new climbing company--Arcteryx formulated an important philosophy for creating radical and exceptional outdoor gear that doesn't build upon the backcountry essentials already designed by other climbing, camping, backpacking and mountaineering manufacturers. Like its company logo depicting one of the earliest creatures to take flight, Arcteryx focuses on developing radical and revolutionary innovations to take our outdoor passions and accomplishments beyond assumed limitations.
Hardshell and Softshell Ski Jackets and Ski Pants
Your most important climbing and mountaineering protection isn't always about bomber hardware and Sigma ratings--it's the quality of waterproof, breathable and insulating weather protection around your legs and upper torso. That's why Arcteryx specializes in designing some of the warmest and most waterproof pants and jackets you'll find on any rock face or trail, garments with plenty of venting options and pockets that remain easily accessible even beneath harness and backpack straps. An impressive and extensive number of technical jackets and pants, including the Gamma MX Jacket, Stinger Hoody, Theta AR and LT Jackets, Sirrus SL Jacket, and Sidewinder SV Jacket won top honors from Backpacker Magazine, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice Magazine and the European Outdoor Industry. Find the future winners among our extensive selection and in our sale and clearance sections.
Few garment consumers are as discerning about middle layers, inner layers and foundation wear as active outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers, skiers, runners, paddlers and snowboarders. Good looking, easy layering, mobility enhancing characteristics are just as important as the wicking and breathable characteristics of the shirt or pant. Arcteryx relies on a thoughtful blend of natural and synthetic fiber blends (including silver ion strands to eliminate odor retention) to enhance comfort and mobility for a wide range of outdoor applications on the trail, river and summit. The positive results remain highly apparent in our online consumer reviews and industry awards: In 2004 Arcteryx Polar Cardigans won PolarTec® Excellence APEX awards for wicking performance combined with a clean, tailored profile.