Imitation is a form of flattery. In those terms, the manufacturing world is full of compliments. Counterfeit knock-offs of Arc'teryx products are common and many are very well done. As convincing as the impostors may be however, when purchasing an important piece of equipment, it is reassuring to confirm authenticity.
In order to benefit from the best performance of Arc'teryx designs, construction and materials, ensure that your purchase is authentic. The Arc'teryx warranty only applies to genuine products; Arc'teryx cannot honor anything that is not produced by Arc'teryx. Please evaluate your choice carefully.
Arc'teryx standards are high. From design through to manufacture, all products undergo extensive testing and research, strict quality control inspections and standardized retail representation. It is important to Arc'teryx to produce and deliver the best possible, in all respects.
Read below for a brief list of features that identifies and sets Arc'teryx apart.
The zippers on authentic Arc'teryx products are high quality YKK or Vislon zippers only, with colour matched powder coated sliders.
Authentic Arc'teryx products have velcro tabs;
tapered shape, supple material, and no excess decoration or rubberized tabs.
Authentic Arc'teryx products have seam tape that is narrow, pliable and cleanly applied.
Technicians in our factories are highly skilled, disciplined workers, capable of difficult constructions resulting in quality products.
Authentic Arc'teryx products are labelled as well as branded. Hang tags are stitched in place and consistent.
Look for tidy, precise, tightly stitched logos that visually match the brand standard, and that Arc'teryx is spelled correctly -- watch for the apostrophe.
The lack of the Arc'teryx apostrophe, poor quality misaligned embroidery and "chained" stitching, all identify this as a counterfeit Arc'teryx product.
Counterfeit Arc'teryx products are found on China websites and often are re-listed on eBay as "100% authentic" or "genuine" and sold to unsuspecting buyers.