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Arc'Teryx: Women's & Men's Outerwear, Layers, Packs, & Shoes

Founded by Canadian climbers in 1989, and named for the Archaeopteryx dinosaur, Arc'teryx is a high-performance outerwear and equipment company with an obsession for innovation and a relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance. Arc'teryx has a reputation for developing disruptive technology, that results in the lightest, most durable, highest performing gear imaginable.

Arc'teryx gear establishes a level of confidence that allows you to push further, climb higher, and be be more comfortable. The are committed to creating products that help you achieve goals with products perform beyond expectations. Discovering simple solutions to complex problems is at the core of the Arc'teryx design philosophy. The quality and innovation of Arc'teryx is truly something special, and the materials and techniques that go into each product has earned them the title of the longest lasting outdoor apparel in the world. Time and time again, experience outdoor enthusiasts turn to Arc'teryx as a long term investment in not only quality gear, but also an investment in sustainability. They create products designed to endure years of use and abuse rather than less expensive disposable products that have to be re-purchased over and over and end up crowding our landfills.

At many of us have invested in Arc'teryx apparel because we believe it is the very best. Some of our favorites include the Arc'teryx Men's Rampart Long Pants, the Men's Beta SL and Women's Riel LS Shirt, and the C40 Chalk BagIf you're wondering which Arc'teryx jacket is right for you, explore our content below for some additional information that helps breakdown the model names. Arc'teryx uses two letter suffixes for each model to easily communicate both the materials it is made of and the environment the garment is designed for. If you want to learn even more check out the Arc'teryx FAQ & Tips below.

LINGER by Arc'teryx

Somewhere along the way we lost the path. Replaced challenge with comfort. And forgot the gift that a full pack and strong legs give.Beyond the next ridge, there are possibilities.Fill your lungs, sling your pack, and go.

When you go the extra mile, and find that place of wonder, Linger.

How Arc'teryx Names their Products


Climbing and alpinism focused pieces: harness compatible length and waistline; chest pockets accessible while wearing a pack or harness; maximum articulation for overhead motions; helmet compatible hoods; drop hem; highest possible durability-to-weight ratio; emphasis on lightweight materials.


All around mountain use garments: moderate length; hand pockets; interior pockets; moderate articulation; room for layers; helmet compatible hoods; drop hem


All around mountain use garments: longest length; chest pockets; interior pockets; moderate – expedition articulation and room for layers; helmet compatible hoods; drop hem

Gamma Softshells

Highly breathable textiles with stretch and differing degrees of thermal efficiency that can be worn as water-resistant outer layers. High degree of abrasion resistance.


Air permeable mid layer fleece garments with differing degrees of thermal efficiency


Air permeable mid layer fleece with a hard faced smooth outer surface made with hydrophobic Bonded Poly Micro-Grid Fleece


Insulated, windproof, waterproof outer layers


Insulated mid layers made with hydrophobic synthetic material that resists absorbing moisture. Outer fabric has a water-repellent finish.


Mid-weight, mid layer fleece that resembles wool knit


Moisture wicking base layer for interval activities

 Questions & Tips

Q: What is the difference between the Beta and Theta jackets?

Arc'teryx jackets such as the Theta AR and the Beta AR are build for all around ("AR") mountain use. The Beta LT and Beta SL are build for light ("LT") and super light use ("SL"). The Theta jackets are the longest and built for taller adventurers. All have room for layers, interior pockets, hand pockets but the Theta hand pockets are located on the chest, not the hip. All are made of waterproof GORE-TEX but the "SV" or severe weather jackets is better at repelling snow in extreme conditions. If you are looking for more details on the differences between Arc'teryx garments and their uses, read more about their Naming Scheme above!

Q: Where does the name Arc'teryx come from?

The brand is named after ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight.

Q: How do I clean Arc'teryx GORE-TEX?

Learn how to care for our GORE-TEX products and treat them with DWR - This video by Arc'teryx will show you how and when to wash your Gore-Tex garment.

Q: How do I wash and care for an Arc'teryx Down garment?

When down garments lose their loft or build-up of dirt and oils the effectiveness of down is reduced and it is recommended that these garments be washed. It's important to clean your down garments occasionally to maintain their loft and promote longevity; however, it is best to do it as sparingly as possible.

Arc'teryx strongly recommends using a front loading washing machine for this; however, if you have a washing machine with an agitator (top loading machine), it is recommended that you place the garment inside a mesh laundry bag to help protect it during the wash cycle.

They recommend using a down-specific detergent such as Granger's Down Cleaner. Use warm water (neither hot nor cold) on permanent press or gentle cycle to reduce agitation, and then rinse thoroughly. They suggest using two rinse cycles to be sure that all the down cleaner has been removed.

It's a good idea to remove excess moisture before drying by laying the garment on a flat surface and gently pressing with a clean towel. After doing this, dry the down garment on low heat (permanent press cycle) with two clean tennis balls or "sock balls" to help the garment retain its full loft. It may take upwards of 3 hours for down garments to dry fully, but a garment will not be at its full loft/warmth until it is.

Once dry, immediately remove the garment from the dryer and store unstuffed, in a dry place.

Q: How do I wash and care for a fleece garment?

Machine wash in lukewarm water and tumble dry at a low temperature. Do not bleach; avoid use of fabric softeners, do not iron or dry clean. For best results, launder garment with like-colors. For the optimal performance, throw your fleece garment in the washing machine when you wash your GORE-TEX jacket using Grangers Performance Wash, Fibertec Pro Wash or ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner. It removes all of the dirt, prevents odor from building up in the fabric and leaves no residue.


Arc'teryx proudly guarantees the quality and performance of all our products. Items with defects in materials or workmanship will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of Arc'teryx for the practical lifetime of the product. Product damaged through wear and tear, misuse, or neglect may be repaired at a nominal charge.

Call Arc'teryx customer service at 1-866-458-2473 and they will give full instructions on how to send your product to Arc'teryx Warranty & Repair Centre.

* Note: Please do not send your item back to Arc'teryx without first obtaining a Return Authorization Number (RA Number). This information helps us speed your item through customs (when necessary). After speaking to a customer service agent and filling out a Warranty form, you will get an RA Number and instructions on how to send back your product. 


How to Find Your Measurements

Sleeve: With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the centre of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

Chest/Bust: Measure around your chest/bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

Waist: Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

Hip: Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Crotch To Ankle: From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

See Arc'teryx Sizing Charts below and compare your measurements to find the best fit for you.

Men's Shirt & Jacket Sizing Chart

Women's Jackets & Shirts Sizing Chart

Men's Pants Sizing Chart

Women's Pants Sizing Chart