Arcteryx manufacturers high quality winter wear that has gained in popularity and developed a reputation for having a unique and innovative approach to technical outerwear and winterwear. Arcteryx pioneered narrow seam taping, laminated pockets, and welding instead of sewing seams, and developed water proof zippers. The Arcteryx zippers are a key distinction of Arcteryx. It has eliminated the excess weight of traditional double-flap types with a smooth zipper with a urethane coating that gives skiers and mountaineers exceptional waterproofing while reducing weight and improving the zipper function. Arcteryx backpacks and climbing harnesses are equally well known for quality, good fit as the clothing.