Founded in 1989 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Arc’teryx was originally focused on high-end climbing gear. It wasn’t until 1996, when they reached a licensing agreement with Gore & Associates to use their Gore-Tex material, that they launched the outdoor apparel they’re largely known for today.
All these years later, Gore-Tex remains at the heart of what Arc’teryx does, but it’s since been complemented by countless other materials and innovations, which combined have earned the brand a reputation for high-performing garments that are extraordinarily durable. The brand is also known in the outdoor industry for its commitment to sustainability — the core tenet of their philosophy being that durability is the surest path to sustainability.
So, whether you’re climbing, skiing, hiking the backcountry or just walking from your apartment to the bar in the dead of winter, you’ll no doubt put at least one of their products to good use. Fortunately, Backcountry is currently running a sale that’ll get you 25% off any full-price Arc’teryx item; just use code TAKE25ARC at checkout.
Below, five items we enthuiastically endorse. Keep digging, though — there's a whole lot more where those came from.
The Alpha IS Jacket
Cerium AR Down Jacket
Gamma LT Hooded Softshell
Angus Running Jacket
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