Canadian manufacturer Arc'teryx has time over time challenged both the choice of materials and techniques in the outdoor manufacturing business. In doing so they've played an important role in getting us the high quality gear we can enjoy today.
Arc'teryx comes from Vancouver BC, Canada. One of the wettest places in the world. The Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mountains in Whistler, Squamish, etc. create nature's best testing lab for outdoor gear.
The company began with the production of climbing harnesses in the years 1987-91 and soon became the benchmark for the entire market. In 1995 they set the standard for high end backpacks. In 1998 they produced their first clothes, Gore-Tex and fleece, and they have led the development of waterproof outdoor clothing ever since.