Our Arc’Teryx Bora 65 Backpacks are 2 of the best things we’ve purchased. Despite the miles on them they’ve come through everything with flying colours. Arc’Teryx has provided us with some great products. They are located in Vancouver, Canada and produce very high quality gear that they completely stand behind. Over the years we’ve had 3 backpacks (Bora 80 and 2 Bora 65’s), 4 Gore-Tex jackets (1 15-year-old and 3 newish Theta ARs) and 2 hooded Atom LT insulated jackets from them. Their stuff isn’t cheap but it performs incredibly well, making them a perfect example of the phrase “you get what you pay for”.
Their solid construction means they more than pay for themselves in the long run due to their longevity. My 15-year-old Theta AR jacket still looks good and once washed with the correct DWR detergents still performs well. There’s just some things that have failed with so many years of use such as the snow skirt drawstring glue failing and pocket liners delaminating, likely from always holding my keys. The packs have been abused by airlines while going around the world several times. After a recent pressure wash to remove sea salt, they still look great and have given us zero issues after 15+ years of use. Helen returned her original, 2-year-old Arc’Teryx Theta AR because of some bubbling in one small spot on the fabric. They sent her a brand new jacket no questions asked.