Arc’teryx Announces Contest to Celebrate Outdoor Women


North Vancouver, BC (March 17, 2015)ARC’TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, proudly announces its #definefeminine contest – a spring campaign dedicated to the female consumer and their pursuit of outdoor adventure.

Beginning today, April 15th and ending May 8th, active women have the opportunity to nominate a woman in their life who inspires them in the outdoors and defines ‘feminine’ with everything she does. Four winners will be invited to attend an all expenses paid trip to Vancouver, British Colombia for a week-long Arc’teryx West Coast adventure that includes climbing, kayaking, and bouldering in the place where these women belong. 

Starting today, Arc’teryx will present four women involved in the Arc’teryx community who embody the spirit and inspiration of adventure: a designer, an athlete, a product manager, and a writer. Each strong, driven and feminine, performance is paramount for these women. They demand more from themselves and from their equipment.

To participate in the #definefeminine contest, outdoor women are invited to nominate a friend who inspires them through their commitment to adventure, to pushing personal limits and their enthusiasm for being outside. For specific entry instructions can be seen on the contest website at along with #definefeminine videos that explain the essence of the contest.

A panel of judges will choose four of the nominated females on May 11th as contest winners, who will depart Saturday May 27th for Vancouver where they will then fly via float plane to Quadra Island, off the Eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Activities will include climbing, bouldering, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking among breathtaking views and beautiful beaches.

In addition, everyone is invited to join the campaign by using the hashtag #definefeminine when sharing their outdoor pursuits socially.

Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers breakthrough experiences. The company’s industry-leading design and unique in-house manufacturing center creates technical products that can be trusted to perform in moments of extreme need.

Arc’teryx distributes its products through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including ten branded stores in Europe, North America and Asia. 

Arc’teryx is named for the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight. Evolution in Action.