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Named after the first reptile to develop feathers, Arc'teryx was founded in 1989 by North Vancouver's local climbers. Arc'teryx has crafted quality products to make sure weather will never get in the way of the active lifestyle. Not only do these products reduce the effects of external conditions, but they also allow for comfortable movement to provide the best outdoor experience. The innovative brand is known for their radical shifts in construction technologies, perfecting the water-tight zipper and micro seams to a create thinner, more durable fabric. Mike Blekarn, a longtime member of the Research and Development team at Arc’teryx, began working on the creation of a watertight zipper in 1988. It wasn’t until 1999 that the official water-tight zipper made its first appearance, changing athletic wear and the Arc’Teryx brand forever. The new thinner zipper allowed for the rest of the apparel to be thinner as well, ensuring their products don't get in the way of an active lifestyle. Arc’Teryx’s design clothing truly embodies their motto “Pursue Perfection”, with high quality fabrics and designs, making their outdoor wear an ideal choice for adventure, travel and sports.