Arc'teryx

Born in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Arc’teryx remains rooted to Vancouver and inspired by the beauty of their own backyard. The company is built on the principles of obsessive, precise design and performance, crafting the top outerwear for men and women, trail running shoes, and climbing gear for the most demanding outdoor pursuits. Their designers push the limits of innovative weatherproofing, creating some of the best performing shell jackets and waterproof apparel in the industry. From backcountry adventuring to urban exploration, Arc’teryx is ready for every challenge.

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But Wait, It Gets Beta

But Wait, It Gets Beta

Arc'teryx Designer Tanya Hall (Credits - Ryan Hetzel) We spoke with Tanya Hall, Arc’teryx Design Manager, and lead designer of the popular and highly versatile Beta LT. She told...
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But Wait, It Gets Beta

Arc'teryx Designer Tanya Hall (Credits - Ryan Hetzel) We spoke with Tanya Hall, Arc’teryx Design Manager, and lead designer of the popular and highly versatile Beta LT. She told us about the design process and the latest upgrades to the lightweight GORE-TEX shell What inspired you to design the Beta LT? Equity and access to the outdoors are important. Being in nature improves people’s wellbeing. I wanted to create a very approachable shell in design/feature set and price, to appeal to a wide audience to support as many people as possible in getting outside. What was the design process like

Best Winter Jackets For Extreme Canadian Winters

Winter has landed—prepare for mountains of snow, temperatures dropping far below zero and freezing cold gusts of wind. That kind of extreme winter weather calls for the apparel to match, and we've got the best winter jackets to do just that That doesn't mean we run from the cold, it just means we need to be ready. Ski jackets, winter parkas, bomber jackets, and puffer jackets–whatever the style, whatever the purpose, winter apparel has to keep you warm. Keeping that in mind, here’s our selection for men and women of some of the best winter jackets for extreme Canadian winters.

Arc’teryx Alpha SV Jacket Review

Last year saw an unexpected revamp of the classic Arc'teryx Alpha SV, the Canadian brand's answer to severe alpine weather. And we won’t lie—when we first got wind of the news, we were both excited and a little worried. You see, reboots have a knack for spoiling the original (looking at you, Ghostbusters 2016). But as soon as we got our hands on it, we were more than just pleasantly surprised. So much so, we couldn't help but write an Alpha SV Review. In terms of both material and design, the renovated classic is a cut above its predecessor in all

Most Popular Men’s Winter Jackets for 2021

The cold is the main reason why so many people dislike winter. Yes shovelling the snow in your driveway, or sliding down the sidewalk might make things even harder, but that can't be controlled. What you can control is how you're going to stay warm. For those who don't ski or snowboard, the fun doesn't have to stop once the temperature drops. Here's a selection of urban and technical jackets that will keep you stylish, comfortable and confident this winter. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Arc'teryx Even if the Cerium LT Hoody can be used as an intermediate layer, the Arc'teryx jacket is warm

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody Review: Legendary Versatility

Why? Because the Atom LT Hoody is a jack of all trades that manages to master them all. Whether you’re looking for an outer shell to wear on a chilly day of bouldering, a midlayer to insulate you from the biting winds on a ski slope, or a stylish piece for a night on the town, the Atom LT  Hoody will not disappoint. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Atom LT Hoody by Arc’teryx Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop {"title":"Atom LT Hoody by Arcu2019teryx","type":"default","products":[{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/arcteryx-atom-lt-hoody-womens-llll-arc-24111","product_title":"Atom LT Hoody - Women's","product_image":{"url":"https://altitude-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ARC-24474_7EDimma.jpg","id":99776},"product_feature":"","_id":"457f8e3"},{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/arcteryx-atom-lt-hoody-mens-llll-arc-24108","product_title":"Atom LT Hoody - Men's","product_image":{"url":"https://altitude-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ARC-24477_7EProteus.jpg","id":99777},"product_feature":"","_id":"20c1979"}],"single_product_link":null,"cta_1_text":null,"cta_2_text":null,"pros":null,"cons":null,"collection":null,"single_product_id":null,"cta_1_url":null,"cta_2_url":null,"image":null,"credit":null,"limit":null,"collection_link":null} Arc’teryx has been making top-quality outdoor gear since their market debut in 1989. Founded

Arc’teryx Black Friday Sale

What’s more satisfying than finding exactly what you’re looking for? Finding it for less. Altitude Sports regularly offers awesome Arc'teryx deals and coupons on a large selection of products each month. Inspired by the mountains, Arc’teryx specializes in high-quality urban and technical equipment and apparel. From breathable jackets to stylish and ultra-technical trousers, we’ve got the products you want at incredibly low prices. From durable hard shells to lightweight down jackets, Altitude-Sports has the stuff you need at the prices you want. Arc'teryx Black Friday Sales This year, Black Friday falls on November 27, 2020, but you can take advantage

Best Hiking Boots in 2020

If you've ever had a blister, you know just how debilitating those unimpressive little wounds can be. A great day's hike can be all for naught - or even worse, your trip turns into an unending succession of replacing bandages and wraps. That's why it's important to minimize your risk of any injury great or small by choosing the right pair of hiking boots.  ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Our Top Hiking Boots, Reviewed Product Name WeatherproofSturdyStable Shop Product Name LightweightTractionComfort Shop Product Name PriceDurabilitySupport Shop Product Name LightweightStableWeather-resistant Shop Product Name StylishRuggedBreathable Shop Product Name VersatileBreathableWaterproof Shop Product Name StylishGripping powerWaterproof Shop Product

Arc’teryx Alpha vs Beta Jackets – Full Comparison Guide

To simplify matters, we’ve created a comparison guide for two of their most beloved lines: Alpha and Beta. Since each of these lines offer a variety of models within their class, we’ll focus primarily on the popular and highly-acclaimed SV and AR variants. TL;DR: For its sheer robustness, weather-resistance, and durability, the Alpha series takes the crown, specifically the SV. That said, the Beta line offers more versatile and lightweight options, making it a better alternative for those seeking a general purpose jacket at a lower price point. In this case, the Beta AR really shines. What’s in a Name? Arc’teryx uses a brilliant naming scheme to

Arc’teryx Sensa Parka Reviewed

Arc’teryx is a leader in technical outdoor gear and apparel.  In a ski town like the one I live in, everyone is sporting this brand for a simple reason. It’s one of the best brands for staying warm and dry while going about your outdoor recreation.  It’s been so great to see Arc'teryx continue to create pieces that are equal parts sport and lifestyle. So when I first tried on the new Arc'teryx Sensa Parka, I knew that they had hit another one out of the park.The JacketThis jacket looks and feels different from anything I’ve ever seen from Arc’teryx.

Arc’teryx Beta SL Hybrid Review: The High-Performance Rain Jacket

As one of the most versatile, lightweight, and packable hardshells around, it’s the ideal jacket for a wide range of adventures. This is largely thanks to its hybrid construction, which increases breathability and durability without sacrificing weather-resistance. 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The Beta SL Hybrid is the perfect piece to throw in your bag before heading to work or hitting the

Arc’teryx: from Outdoor Gear to Medical Gowns

When Arc’teryx heard there was a shortage of medical gowns in their community, they decided to do what they do best: create protective gear. In April, they teamed up with sewers, engineers and pattern makers to develop a reusable medical gown. Equipping professionals on the COVID-19 frontlines After producing an initial 500 gowns for British Columbia health professionals, they are in the process of manufacturing 30,000 more. A total of 90,000 medical gowns will be produced between Arc’teryx and their partners, Mustang Survival and Boardroom Clothing. Arc’teryx also made the pattern open source via the BC Apparel & Gear Association, enabling other

Canada Goose vs Arc’teryx—the Showdown

Canada Goose gives you powerfully-warm urban style forged from polar expeditions up north. Which one to choose? Canada Goose vs Arc’teryx will answer all your questions.Read Canadian-Made & Designed Winter Coats CANADA GOOSE VS ARC’TERYX—THE SHOWDOWNBoth brands are renowned on the international stage thanks to endorsements, timeless styling and the absolute best quality and manufacturing. What you intend to do will dictate which you should choose.WARMTH & INSULATIONCanada GooseIf warmth is your first and last criteria, nothing is better than Canada Goose. You can glide by a city winter in total comfort in a longer parka like the women’s Shelburne parka or the men’s

Fjällräven Deals & Coupons for December 2019

What’s more satisfying than finding exactly what you’re looking for? Finding it for less. Altitude Sports regularly offers awesome Fjällräven deals and coupons on a wide selection of products. Fjällräven is a Swedish brand specializing in sustainable technical equipment. Their desire to inspire more people to experience nature has lead to the development of classic gear and apparel for urban and outdoor enthusiasts. Save on Kanken and a wide range of other Fjällräven products. Discount Alert! From wax jackets to stylish urban backpacks, Altitude Sports has the stuff you need at the prices you want. This month, take advantage of

Arc’teryx Beta AR VS Norrøna Falketind GORE-TEX

It keeps you dry and protected from all the elements and allows you to enjoy a day in nature rain or shine. To ensure you remain dry and smiling on the trails and up in the mountains this season, here is the Arc’teryx Beta AR VS Norrøna Falketind GORE-TEX. We’ve compared the durable and versatile classic, Arc’teryx Beta AR jacket and the versatile and durable all-season Norrøna Falketind GTX jacket. Arc’teryx Beta AR Norrøna Falketind GTX Helmet compatible DropHood Zippered internal pocket WaterTight external zippers Armpit zippers GORE-TEX Pro 3L Athletic fit two hand pockets Lifetime warranty Adjustable hem drawcord

Arc’teryx Essential Jackets for Men

As the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves take on their fall colours, the signs of winter are close on the horizon. It's nearly the time of year for eggnog, mistletoe and winter storms so a sufficient winter coat is a must. Arc'teryx has a collection of essential jackets for men that are sure to compliment your winter style.  The Arc'teryx jacket collection boasts winter jackets with longer styles that shield your body from sharp winds and offer optimal weather protection to keep you comfortable in the harshest winter storms. Lighter weight insulated hoodys are the ultimate in middle-layer

Arc’teryx Women’s Thorium AR Hoody Reviewed

I’ve been lucky enough to have a Thorium AR Hoody by Arc'teryx since the beginning of winter.  From the first frosts and dumps of the season to the current cold snap in the British Columbia Kootenay Interior, we’ve been through a lot, this jacket and I.  As my first heavy-duty down from Arc'teryx (I had used their Atom LT for insulation previously) I was worried I would only use the Thorium when the temps were at their coldest.  But I was so wrong.  I’ve thrown a lot of situations at this jacket (a 6-month-old puppy, several nights on the town,

Best Arc’teryx Hardshell Jackets—His & Hers

Best Arc’teryx Hardshell JacketsThere are many choices for him and her, with different features, materials, and a coded naming system that needs explaining.What’s a Hardshell Jacket?These rugged waterproof shell jackets repel the worst weather and keep you dry and comfortable. For Arc’teryx jackets they’re hooded and made from thickly-woven GORE-TEX. It’s an outermost layer, breathable, and shelters you from the storm. Layer them over an insulator and stay warm all winter. Wear it standalone with good hiking boots or hiking shoes and hit the trails in comfort.Arc’teryx Naming ConventionsWe’ll only deal with four abbreviations from Arc’teryx. SV stands for Severe Weather protection.

Best Arc’teryx Men’s Ski & Snowboard Jackets for Winter 2019

The countdown has begun for powder hounds who watch weather forecasts wide-eyed and bewildered searching for the first sign of snow in the forecast. Skis and boards readily waxed awaiting their first ride of the new season and new ski and snowboard outfits being picked out to match accordingly. To help you along your way up the mountain, here is a list of Arc'teryx Top Ski & Snowboard Jackets for Men. The Arc'teryx Whiteline collection is sure to please with its variety of colours and the classic technical features and designs winter enthusiasts long for season-after-season. Below are our top

Arc’teryx Atom LT VS The North Face Ventrix

Gearing up for the fall season means picking the best of the best from your fall wardrobe and tackling adventures in the brisk winds with a lightweight jacket. Synthetic, down, or no insulation at all, whatever jacket you choose for your outdoor adventures, you want to choose one that's not only comfortable and looks great, but one that performs well too. To get you ready for fall adventures, we've compared the classic and ever-popular Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody with The North Face Ventrix, a new technical jacket debuting this season. Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody The North Face Ventrix Hoodie Synthetic

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody Review

Arc'teryx, a company that got its beginnings in shells and synthetic insulation, has proven they can compete in the down insulation market. When they first started making down jackets, some were probably wondering, did they reinvent the wheel or just make another down jacket with odd-shaped baffles? Our review of this product 9.5 / 10 PROS Perfect hood Ultralight Arc'teryx quality CONS Slightly pricier than most Let's have a look. The first thing we noticed about the men's Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody is that it looks like any other down jacket. But the comparison ends there. Made with 850 loft

The Right Approach: Whistler Backcountry Skiing in Arc’teryx Whiteline Collection

My skis glided along the snow as the T-bar snaked up Blackcomb Glacier. Located in Whistler, British Columbia, the glacier cast an impressive shadow over the mountains and valley below. On a bluebird spring day we got ready to test some of the latest gear from Arc’teryx. It’s part of their quality control process done in the field—vital when designing apparel for the world’s harshest mountains. We strapped on our skins as our guide Chris went over what to do in case of an avalanche. For backcountry skiers, the reward of fresh turns rarely comes without risk. Safety is our

Arc’teryx Men’s Rush Jacket Reviewed

How about that? This is pretty much what the iconic Arc’teryx Rush Jacket is intended for. For me, a jacket that is solid enough to resist the east coast bushwhacks whilst delivering the technicalities to deal with the ups and downs of mother nature means that it is a pretty darn good jacket.More Price: 0.00$ learn more Pros Clever features for your adventure needsModern fit to accommodate modern backcountry skiersExtremely solid material if you’re ever tempted to bushwhack to get to your dream line  Cons From my point of view, this is the Holy Grail in terms of backcountry skiing jacket. For

Understanding the Arc’teryx Apparel Naming Scheme

Arc’teryx combines high-performance fabrics and highly technical features with the knowledge and first-hand experience it takes to overcome the elements. They also help you make a more informed decision with the two-letter Arc’teryx apparel naming scheme,  which categorizes their products by function and climate compatibility.From waterproof rain jackets to down insulated mid-layers, Arc’teryx’s precise attention to detail and focus on creating high-quality all-weather apparel has made them one of the leading brands in the outdoor industry. They design equipment and apparel tailored for every adventure. Here’s a quick guide on what each category means, and what it can do for you. SL: Super LightSuper

Arc’teryx Kyanite Hoody: It Will Make You a Fleece Believer in Fleece

I have been skeptical of using fleece for activewear for many years now.  There was always something about the lack of breathability and less than ideal coziness that made me doubt I’d ever wear it again.  But then I wore this fleece, and now I’m a believer! The Kyanite Hoody has been put through its paces with me, and I’m excited to continue to keep it around as my go to, all round great layer! Here’s why. Shop Arc'teryx Our review of this product The pros are: stretchability versatility as a layering system or by itself breathability The cons are:

Why the Arc’teryx Phase SL Boxer & Bra Should Be Your Go-to Undergarments

I think that shopping for good underwear is one of the biggest challenges an adult faces.  Growing up, it was one of those things that just always showed up at Christmas or birthdays, so you never really had to think about it.  Then you move away from home and see that these things can be pricey, and better be worth it for all the time and effort it takes to buy it.  So I’m happy to have added the Phase SL Bra and Boxers to my active underwear rotation, because they are simple, basic pieces that are well made, well

What are the Differences Between Arc’teryx SL Jackets?

Shopping for outdoor gear can be a headache and if you don't know what you're looking at, it can be unsurprisingly complicated and confusing. Technical terms and supposedly helpful acronyms are like a language of their own although with a little backup knowledge, you can really simplify your shopping experience. Take Arc'teryx products for example, specifically the SL category. You see that in this collection, you have either a jacket, some pants or maybe a vest. Some of you may be wondering, "what does the SL stand for" and "is this really important to my overall purchase decision?" The answer is

Arc’teryx Men’s Stinger Bibs Reviewed

This year, I finally got my hand on the infamous Arc’teryx Stinger Bib Pant. After wearing these for over 30 days, it makes me wonder: why doesn't every single skier on the mountain wear bib pants? Whether you’re skiing inbounds, out of bounds, or simply rocking the dance floor at the après, they’re just meant to suit your mountain lifestyle, whatever it is. Shop Arc'teryx Our review of this product The pros are: Minimalist yet very functional Clever features for inbound and out of bound usage Extremely durable (the instep patches are the bomb) The cons are: The suspenders can be

Arc’teryx Sentinel LT Jacket Reviewed

As a woman with a long torso, my struggle with most ski jackets is finding one that I can buy in my size, that doesn’t ride up my back and fits my monkey-like arms.  I’ve tried a few brands, including Arcteryx in some insulated jacket styles that just weren’t doing it for me.  The Sentinel LT Jacket has luckily checked off almost every box I have for my perfect winter jacket and it might just be perfect for you too. Shop Arc'teryx Sentinel LT Jacket Our review of this product The pros are: Longer length means great style and cozy

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody Reviewed

If you spend enough time playing outside, you probably know how much good quality garments are a necessity to enjoy your outdoor experiences to the fullest. When it comes down to picking your winter gear, having the proper insulation is key. This year, I decided to go with one of the most popular insulated jackets that Arc’teryx is currently offering to see if it’s living up to its reputation: The Cerium LT. For the past 5 years, I have been rocking the Atom Hoody from Arc’teryx which is a synthetic insulated mid layer but is pretty much intended for the

Arc’teryx Women’s Shashka Pant Reviewed

Full disclosure: I may be wearing the Shashka Pant Bib as I write this review.  They are that comfortable, stylin’ and best of all, breathable! As a new bib enthusiast, my last pair weren’t GORE-TEX, and while they were great to keep snow out of my back, the deep powder skiing I see in BC’s interior ranges would leave my base layers damp, and I chilled.  As a photographer and filmmaker who works in backcountry catski and heli-ski lodges, I needed these. Here’s why. Buy the Shashka Pant Our review of this product The pros are: Made of GORE-TEX® Efficiently

Discover the Arc’teryx Urban Winter Jacket Collection for Women

Getting prepared for the fast approaching winter months means searching for a new stylish and warm winter coat to get you through the frigid storms and sharp winds. The ideal winter coat will have a longer fit that covers most of your upper body and shields your lower back from harsh winds and cold park benches. While a fully weatherproof jacket is essential, having one or two insulated jackets that aren't necessarily waterproof are great for the cold dry days where water protection isn't crucial. Whatever style of winter coat you are looking for, Arc'teryx has an excellent selection of

Arc’teryx Norvan LD Review: Long Distance Shoes Built for Comfort

If you're a runner, you know that comfort and performance are a must. Whether you're embarking on a quick lunch break run or you're spending Saturday afternoon racing atop mountain peaks, the length and enjoyability of your run will depend on your feet. There are a variety of trail running shoes on the market available in different styles, weights, and drops that cater to a broad market of runners. Arc'teryx wanted to create something a little different, so they tapped into a different niche by focusing on long distance running shoes, hence the LD acronym in the name. The Norvan LD design was