Even if you’re unfamiliar with Arc’teryx’s reputation, chances are you’ve come across its skeletal bird logo somewhere out in the wild. The products that it creates are unique, well-designed and more than capable of handling the tasks that they’re built for, whether that be providing insulating warmth on desolate glacial ascents or warding off the rain in a densely-packed urban center. Those who are familiar with the brand know that that bird, (an archaeopteryx), is a mark for some of the best outdoor equipment available.
Quality comes with a price though, and with Arc’teryx products, that price can often be high. Sales on Arc’teryx gear are rare, but not unheard of. Right now, for instance, Mountain Steals is offering savings of up to 50 percent on a handful of the Vancouver-based outdoor brand’s items. The selection includes a sampling of the company’s offerings — insulation, rainwear, packs for commuters and climbers, tech layers and even some footwear. It’s worth giving the entire selection a thorough sifting, but here are five things that we like to start with.