The Vancouver-based label specializes in the design of clothing made of Gore-Tex fabric. A real pillar of outdoor techwear clothing, footwear and accessories (bags, gloves, hats...), the label is always pushing technological innovations further by offering a very elaborate wardrobe while proposing a well worked color. At the top in mountaineering, skiing and climbing, the brand symbolized by a flying dinosaur (arcteryx specimen), is known in France for its well-tailored quality jackets and concentrates of innovative technologies such as W. L. Gore and Associates.
Unparalleled performance and durability in extreme weather conditions, born of timeless quality, gore tex and intuitive design and simplicity is the mentality imprinted by the Canadian brand. Of course, you can find our selection of items of the label on our shop in order to be totally ready for your adventures.
We can continue to praise this techwear label, but that's not the point today. If you want to buy an Arc'Teryx piece so you don't have to deal with the weather anymore, it's essential to know how the label's products fit.
How does the Arc Teryx jacket fit?
We cannot begin this guide without speaking in first place about the arc'teryx jackets. There are several ranges: Gore-tex, Alpha, Atom, Gamma... Each category has its specificity, that it is a model rather adapted to the hike in mountain summer/winter or with hood to protect itself from the rain, they have however a sizing in common. Indeed, you just have to take meticulously your measurements to know and choose the best cut for your Arc'Teryx jackets.
It is important to enjoy the comfort of its piece whether in rainy weather or for a hike in the mountains, before anything else you can look at our article: North Face VS ArcTeryx, which brand to choose? to give you an opinion on the differences between these two labels.
To do this, we will show you how to take your measurements and provide you with a sizing chart so that you can choose the sizing that matches your measurements. This is also the case for Patagonia which offers a range of mountain products for winter and rain and if you hesitate between a product of these two brands, you can find our advice on our article: Patagonia vs Arc'Teryx, which brand to choose?
How to wash an ArcTeryx jacket
You've probably figured it out, but the Canadian label excels in creating pieces but especially outdoor jackets. That's why we wrote an article How to wash an ArcTeryx jacket to walk you through this complex task step by step.
You'll learn why to wash your jacket and according to its type of materials. It is also important to take into account the technical specifics of the jacket to be able to keep it in the best possible condition. Then comes a crucial choice, the type of product used. Arc'Teryx having a deep knowledge in the confection of high quality parts, they do not hesitate to recommend themselves the products to use. But luckily we have already listed all the usable products.
The taking of measurements
To begin, get a tape to start measuring the length of the sleeves. Keep your arms slightly bent and relaxed along your body and measure the entire length from the middle of your neck to your wrist. Write this measurement down on a piece of paper and get ready to measure your chest size.
For the chest measurement, keep your arms relaxed at your sides and measure the circumference of your chest at the widest point under your armpits. Don't hesitate to ask someone to help you to get the most accurate measurement possible.
Then, for the waist circumference, measure the circumference at the narrowest point.
Finally, for the hip measurement, spread your feet to the width of your hips and measure your hips at the widest point.
Now that you have your four measurements, simply refer to the chart below to find the corresponding sizing. Note however that if your measurements fall between two sizes, you can choose the one above for a fuller garment and the sizing below for a closer fitting garment.
How to size the arc teryx shirt ?
Less known than the jacket, the shirt remains nevertheless a classic of the label. Always in this optics of pieces adapted to the outdoor and sporting activities, the shirts arc'teryx have for objective to protect from the rays of the sun with breathable materials for an increased comfort and a better thermal regulation.
Needless to say, arc’teryx shirts; thanks to their collar, are perfectly suited for a sporty use or for an outing in town.
To find out which size to choose, simply keep the same measurements you noted when selecting your jacket. If you missed this part, just read the paragraph before.
If you have kept your measurements, just refer to these tables according to your gender.
How to size the arc’teryx pants ?
True essential of the outdoor wear wardrobe, the arc'teryx pants can be presented in several forms. Whether it's for a jogging suit, overalls or classic pants, some products are indicated in numerical values and can be available in different lengths.
That's why it is important to take your measurements correctly in order to have a stocking perfectly adapted to your morphology.
It is important to take the following measurements:
Waist: measure the circumference at the narrowest point.
Hips: stand with your feet hip-width apart and measure the circumference of your hips at the widest point
Crotch: Standing, measure the inside of the leg from the crotch to the floor.
Once you have taken these three measurements, please refer to the chart below to find your corresponding numerical sizing.
|Numerical Size :||XXS||XS||S||M||L||XL||XXL|
|Length between legs - Short||72||72||72||72||74||74||77|
|Length between legs - Regular||77||77||77||77||79||79||82|
|Length between legs - Long||84.6||84.6||84.6||84.6||85.5||86.6||89.6|
|Numerical Size :||XS||S||M||L||Xl|
|Length between legs - Short||69||69||69||70||72|
|Length between legs - Regular||74||74||74||75||77|
|Length between legs - Long||80.6||80.6||80.6||82.6||84.6
How do I size the arc’teryx harness?
Is not a complete techwear and outdoor wear label if it does not offer a harness. It is better to choose a harness adapted for your excursions in the mountains or in the biggest differences in height.
For this type of equipment, only two measurements are of interest to us, the waist and thigh circumference.
To take your waist circumference, measure it at the narrowest point and for your thigh, measure your thigh circumference at the widest point. Once you have noted these two measurements. Then refer to this chart.
|Numerical Size :||Waist :||Thighs :|
How to size the arc teryx glove?
Finally, the last essential accessory for cool earth adventures, gloves. It is very important to take gloves adapted to your morphology in order not to be uncomfortable and restrict your movements. Therefore, we invite you to take two measurements which are, the circumference of the hand and the length of the hand.
To measure the circumference of your hand, go around your palm below the phalanges. And for the length of your hand, measure the distance between the top of your middle finger and the bottom of your palm. Refer to the chart below to find your perfect size.
|Numerical Size :||XS||S||M||L||XL|
|Circumference of the hand||18.5 - 19.4||19.7 - 20.6||20.9 - 21.8||21.7 - 22.6||22.6 - 23.5|
|Length of the hand||17.8 - 18.4||18.4 - 19||19 - 19.6||19.6 - 20.2||20.2 - 20.8
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