History of Arc'teryx:
The headquarters of the company were moved to Burnaby ten years after opening, as Arc-'teryx needed more space. Six years after this move, the company returned their head office to North Vancouver, where it had first began. Since it was founded over two decades ago, the company's products have been associated with hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, skiing and climbing. It's founders, Jeremy Guard and Dave Lane, originally named its first line of products Rock Solid. Using specialist thermo-lamination (heat laminate) technology, the two men designed the Vapour harness, which was to become one of their best selling products.
Products and awards:
Arc'teryx then used the Vapour technology they had developed to make the Bora backpack. After getting a licence for using Gore-Tex fabric, the founders of the company then adapted this fabric for a new line of technical outdoor clothing. Some of the line's most popular pieces include the Gamma MX jackets and the Theta AR. Over the course of their years in business, Arc'teryx has won itself several design awards from Powder, Men's Journal, Climbing, Outside and Backpacker magazines.