ARC’TERYX Bora AR 50 Backpack Wins 2017 Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice Award


North Vancouver, BC  – ARC’TERYX Equipment, the leader in technical high-performance outerwear and equipment, is proud to announce the company has received the 2017 Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice Award for its new Bora AR 50 backpack.

The most prestigious award in the outdoor industry, the Backpacker Editor’s Choice Award is given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.

A paradigm-shifting, load-carrying backpack that provides more freedom of movement and comfort than any other on the market, the new Bora AR backpack was recognized for its game changing RotoGlide™ (Rotate + Glide = RotoGlide™) hip belt. The innovative hip belt glides up and down along its track to fluidly follow the lengthening and straightening of your back, and rotates freely along with the natural movement of your hips.


The Bora AR also incorporates a new ventilated, thermo-molded Tegris® back panel, that adds thermo-formability, resilience and impact resistance to the back panel.

Backpacker Editor-In-Chief Dennis Lewon and Gear Editor Scott Yorko formally presented the awards during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT.

“Backpacker gear reviews set the benchmark by which all others are measured,” said Lewon. “That’s because no other magazine or website conducts field testing as rigorously or impartially as the crew led by our Gear Editor, Scott Yorko. Our core testers each have years of backcountry experience and expertise. Under Scott’s leadership and the diligent work of our gear team, they put new products through punishing abuse in the toughest terrain and worst weather.”

The Backpacker Editor’s Choice Awards are the gold standard against which all outdoor products are measured. The complete list of Backpacker 2017 Editor’s Choice Award winners is officially announced to the public in the magazine’s April 2017 Spring Gear Guide issue, on newsstands today.


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 21 branded stores globally.

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