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ARC' Naming Scheme

  • alpha Alpha: 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.
  • beta Beta: All around mountain use garments: moderate length; hand pockets; interior pockets; moderate articulation; room for layers; helmet compatible hoods; drop hem
  • theta Theta: All around mountain use garments: longest length; chest pockets; interior pockets; moderate – expedition articulation and room for layers; helmet compatible hoods; drop hem
  • gamma 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.
  • delta Delta: Air permeable mid layer fleece garments with differing degrees of thermal efficiency
  • epsilon Epsilon: Air permeable mid layer fleece with a hard faced smooth outer surface made with hydrophobic Bonded Poly Micro-Grid Fleece
  • venta Venta Softshells: Windproof, breathable softshells in differing degrees of thermal efficiency, with less stretch than Gamma series. Highly water-resistant.
  • fission Fission: Insulated, windproof, waterproof outer layers
  • kappa Kappa: Insulated, windproof, water-resistant outer layers
  • atom Atom: Insulated mid layers made with hydrophobic synthetic material that resists absorbing moisture. Outer fabric has a water-repellent finish.
  • hyllus Hyllus: Air permeable mid layer fleece with a hard faced smooth outer surface for durability and a high loft interior
  • acto Acto: Highly breathable, air permeable mid layer with a hard faced smooth outer surface and grid loft interior that has light thermal efficiency
  • covert Covert: Mid-weight, mid layer fleece that resembles wool knit
  • Rho Rho: Thermally efficient moisture wicking base layer
  • phase Phase: Moisture wicking base layer for interval activities

Many of our product names include a category modifier. These modifiers aid in defining each product's features and intended use.

Apparel Naming Scheme

SV

SV: SEVERE WEATHER

Employs the most durable materials for prolonged use and provides the most weather protection in the harshest weather conditions.
AR

AR: ALL AROUND

Provides high performance & weather protection and highlights a range of features to give All Round versatility in multiple activities.
MX

MX: MIXED WEATHER

Designed for mixed usage in changing weather conditions and diverse activities by providing high durability, breathability and mobility.
LT

LT: LIGHT WEIGHT

Built with highly durable top performance materials but designed with a streamlined minimalist set of features to provide very light weight.
SL

SL: SUPER LIGHT

Uses the lightest weight materials available to provide high weather protection, performance and/or packability, but with limited durability.
SK

SK: SKI TOURING SPECIFIC

Winter ski touring focused design with generous articulation, extra room for layering, plus larger pant leg opening to fit over snowsports boots.
FL

FL: FAST & LIGHT

Minimalist garments designed to be very light with high performance, for traveling fast and light in variable weather conditions.

Harness Naming Scheme

  • big wall

    Big Wall

  • ice climbing

    Ice Climbing

  • mixed climbing

    Mixed Climbing

  • rock climbing

    Rock Climbing

  • sport climbing

    Sport Climbing

  • adjustable leg loops

    Adjustable Leg Loops

For example: R-350a denotes Rock climbing/350grams/adjustable leg loops

The number denotes harness weight in grams (Medium).

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