Arc'teryx was originally named Rock Solid and focused on climbing gear, when it was founded in the beautiful suburb of North Vancouver, 1989. The new name came later, when the company's principal renamed it to Arc'teryx, after one of the earliest known birds, to best represent the company's ambition of disrupting the evolution of outdoor wear and gear.
Arc'teryx's clothing stands out when put against a backdrop of European and American designs. from which it differs. Its styles are often simple, incorporating a single, solid colour throughout with subtle accents that differ, and using layers of lining to better improve the warmth they provide. Arc'teryx's clothing wouldn't be out of place worn in a Canadian street, let alone on the hills and mountains of that country, and yet it offers a competitive amount of durability and comfort.
In its home country and elsewhere, Arc'teryx has won awards from a number of journals and magazines, many but not all in its home country, such as Backpacker, Outside Magazine, and Men's Journal. These awards are sprinkled over products all throughout its catalogue, and reflect the company's overall dedication to earnest quality.
Arc'teryx offers a number of different jackets, from fleece pull-over hoodies to water-resistant travel jackets. All of these have some resistance to the elements, and almost all of them are comfortably warm no matter what temperature they're worn into. As an added bonus, these jackets come in more colours than many other brands, from olive green to bright yellow, black to white, pink and blue.
Canada is one of the coldest countries in the world, comparable in its central areas to Russia at times. To help deal with the effects of this reputation, Arc'teryx offers boots with all of the fortification an alpine adventurer could possibly need: multiple straps, thick soles, and extra padding for warmth. Arc'teryx's boots are built to last, whether they're used in rain, shine or snow.