While outerwear exists as an expansive and quality-driven market, few brands rise above the others. One shining example of the cream of the crop would be Arc'teryx, a label known for its exceptional quality and stylish silhouettes.
Born in a basement in British Columbia, Arc'teryx is deeply rooted with hiking and climbing culture. Despite the hype around the brand after collaborations with Palace Skateboards and Beams, the brand is still very much rooted in created functional garments for tackling the great outdoors.
While the brand is famed across both the outerwear and streetwear worlds, it's worth noting it fits very different to the likes of The North Face and Snow Peak due to it's focus on performance. Because of this, we thought we'd give you a helping hand! Here at The Sole Supplier, we're all about bringing you the most accurate and up to date information, so we've asked our squad of menswear specialists for all their advice, tricks and tips when it comes to Arc'teryx sizing. If you're thinking about buying a new piece, make sure to check out the guide below!
How Does Arc'teryx Fit?
Generally speaking, Arc'teryx pieces will say they're a regular fit but actually fit a fair bit slimmer than expected, (think about the slim outdoorsy/ climber builds many of their customers have). Because of this, we recommend choosing your normal size if you don't mind a slimmer fit or sizing up if you prefer a slightly oversized look.
- The European sizing Arc'teryx use is slightly smaller than regular. Just be aware that sizes might be a bit snug if you're ordering online and don't get a chance to try them on beforehand.
- Arc'teryx jackets run from XXS - 3XL in men's sizes and XS-2XL in women's.
- As usual with most brands, sizes can differ drastically between pieces. It's always best to go using your measurements.
- The jackets in particular have different purposes and so will vary in sizing dependent on their build. For instance, larger padded jackets are less likely to be able to fit layers underneath.
Arc'teryx Jackets & Coats Sizing
Jack A, Content Writer
My Arc'teryx jacket is probably one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe. I wore it once when I was trekking up Snowdon and it kept me snug and cozy all the way to the top!
How does your Arc'teryx jacket fit?
My Arc’teryx Beta LT Gore-Tex Jacket fits pretty snug. I don't mind slim fitting clothes so I just stuck to my regular size and it's great. I might struggle to get a super thick layer on underneath but light sweats and long-sleeves work great. Be sure to check if the jacket you like is meant to be worn on its own or with layers as some can be roomier than others.
Are Arc'teryx jackets comfortable?
Despite my Arc'teryx just being a shell jacket it's pretty comfortable. An inner lining wouldn't go amiss but I know other pieces come equipped with them! Another bonus point is the GORE-TEX outer shell is both waterproof and wind resistant, ideal for those days with bad weather.
How do you style your Arc'teryx jacket?
Arc'teryx Fleece Sizing
Adam, Head of News
Autumnal and winter layers don't really get much better than my Arc'teryx fleece! It's perfect for wearing on a walk or pitch side when I'm watching the football with the lads.
How does your Arc'teryx fleece fit?
My Arc'teryx fleece fits pretty snug, but that's ideal for the purpose I'm using it for. Having the fleece a bit more fitted gives a lot of extra warmth and a snug layer during the cooler weather really comes in clutch for those chilly days.
Is it comfortable?
It's very comfortable in honesty. Arc'teryx might be a bit more expensive than other options on the market but you get what you pay for with this brand. In my experience, all the fabrics Arc'teryx use are both extremely comfortable and durable also so they'll last you for years to come.
How do you style your Arc'teryx fleece?
Arc'teryx T-Shirt Sizing
Raph, Content Writer
My Arc'teryx T-Shirt is one of my favourites in my rotation! It's super lightweight and breathable making it ideal for wearing when exploring the great outdoors
How do Arc'teryx T-Shirts fit?
Out of all the Arc'teryx pieces I've had previously, the T-Shirts seem to fit most true to size. I just went for my regular size and it's not too baggy or too tight.
Is it comfortable?
As far as T-Shirts go, sure! It's definitely one of my favourites in my wardrobe. It's both lightweight and breathable so I usually wear it when I'm in the gym, on a walk or just relaxing at home.
How do you style it?
Arc'teryx - The Round Up
Overall, Arc'teryx fits slightly smaller than you might expect. When buying it's important to check out any size guides or graphs available from the retailer you're buying from. It's also just as important to think about what purpose your piece serves if you're buying a jacket. If it's padded remember its highly unlikely you're going to be able to layer much underneath, and if it's lightweight take care when selecting relevant sizing just to avoid things to being too snug or long in the arms.