Founded by local North Vancouver climbers in 1989, Arc'teryx remains a gathering place for like-minded people whose central purpose is to build the finest products possible. Their goal is to create equipment that enables a person to be immersed in the moment of action, regardless of external conditions. Simple solutions to complex challenges is the esence of minimalism, according to Arc'teryx, and their philosophy of design. Most designs begin from need: a particular item that does not yet exist, refinements to an existing jacket or pack, addressing comfort or textile compromises, a feature that wastes time, increases exposure, or is unecessary. Their field testing is also unique, as designers themselves test the products in real world conditions in addition to athletes and industry professionals for serious situation testing.
Their advanced, premium materials, in-depth, minute-by-minute analysis of their quality control checks, in-depth accountability, and thorough line-checks go well above and beyond to prove the quality of Arc'teryx jackets.