Arc'teryx was founded by Vancouver, Canada, area climbers in 1989. Today, the company designs and manufactures high-performance outdoor clothing, shoes, backpacks and climbing equipment.
The company is part of Amer Sports, which also owns Salomon, Peak Performance, Atomic, Mavic, Suunto, among others.
Arc’teryx employs designers, materials experts, pattern makers and product developers who are also outdoor experts. The company maintains a design and manufacturing center in the Canadian Coast Mountain Wilderness in British Columbia.
The brand is named after archaeopteryx lithographica, the first reptile to develop feathers for flight. The Arc'teryx logo is styled after the reptile's skeleton.
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