There are several reasons why we’re big fans of the outdoors brand Arc’ teryx based in Vancouver, Canada. First off, their name happens to be incredibly cool – it’s derived from the word Archaeopteryx, referring to the fossil of the earliest known bird on planet Earth. The brand also does a great job of executing unorthodox, out-the-box projects like their annual mountaineering educational event in southern France dubbed The Alpine Arc’ademy.
Since their inception in 1989, they’ve specialized in applying innovative design ideas and tech-fabrics to their durable outdoors and climbing gear. Their upcoming collection for F/W 2013 continues their progressive evolution featuring lightweight technical DOWN and NEW GORE-TEX® Pro technology. It also delivers impressive minimal detailing and a slew of functional elements, all presented in bold and appealing colors.