Arc'teryx Naming Scheme
A hundred and forty million years ago a creature struggled to escape the hostile horizontal world. It became lean and strong and developed into a magnificent climber. Then, driven by success and the gears of evolution it developed the feather.... and downclimbing became a thing of the past. Named the Archaeopteryx lithographica, the link between dinosaurs and their avian successors, Arc'teryx's name represents the idea of accelerating evolution, helping to drive human progression in the outdoors. We believe there is always a better way.
Arc'teryx products are sorted into activity specific collections. Selected materials and features meet the demands of those activities.
Alpinism and Climbing
Hiking and Trekking
Skiing and Snowboarding
Many of our product names include a category modifier. These modifiers aid in defining each product features and intended use.
Fast and Light
Similar products are grouped into families. These families typically share certain design characteristics.