Arc'teryx is founded on the idea that there is always a better way.
Located in North Vancouver, at the foot of the North Shore mountains, just minutes away from skiing, climbing, and harsh mountain environments. A unique setting for a city and the perfect crucible for innovative, purposeful outdoor designs.
Founded by local climbers in 1989, Arc’teryx remains a gathering place of like-minded people. Their Design Centre is a hive, a hands-on think tank of active designers, materials experts, pattern makers and product developers who know what they want, how it will be used and why it has to work. Their central purpose is to build the finest products possible with the goal is to create equipment that enables a person to be immersed in the moment of doing, regardless of external conditions.
Arc'teryx produces products that are as good as they can possibly be, performing over time and beyond expectation, this is the heart of what they do and the root of the company. 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 unnecessary. Their design teams are given time to form relationships with their ideas and the opportunity to discover and appreciate the true nature of a product. Their field testing is unique: designers themselves test product in real world conditions as well as put them on athletes and industry professional for serious situational testing.
Arc'teryx has the highest standards of craftsmanship with a unique, meticulous approach to precision manufacturing. Using only advanced premium materials, meticulous detail and unique construction processes enables they to create technical products that can be trusted to work in all conditions.
This means that Arc'teryx gear gives you unrivaled performance that is perfectly suited to New Zealand conditions