Arc’teryx is named for ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA, the first reptile to develop feathers for flight. Feathers gave the creature the freedom to break out of the constraints of the earth-bound world. The Arc'teryx advantage is found in the way the company marries their unrivaled designs with the highest quality, highest performing materials,assembling them in the most innovative and durable manner. Arc’teryx is known for their premier gear and clothing for alpinism, climbing, snow sports, hiking, running and more.