|Arc'teryx And Skyrunning - On Top of The World
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Arc’teryx and skyrunning - On Top of the World #1
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Extreme performance, genuine passion for the mountains, an irresistible pull towards the vertical, constant commitment to research: Arc'teryx and skyrunning have a lot in common. Today, the partnership is official: the Canadian brand - world leader in the production of hi-performance apparel and gear – will partner with the International Skyrunning Federation. High-altitude sport has always been in the Arc'teryx DNA and this partnership confirms their commitment to this fascinating movement. At the top of the pyramid in endurance sport, skyrunning has pushed the limits of human performances to the highest levels. Arc'teryx will join forces with the skyrunning federation contributing highly advanced apparel, designed for performance between earth and sky.
Endorphin: a fitting match
The Arc'teryx Endorphin line has been specifically created for trail running and aerobic activities, offering superior performance. It represents the result of the Arc'teryx legendary passion for mountain adventure, a passion cultivated in the North Vancouver district where the company is located. Furthermore, this line inherits the company's know-how in alpine climbing, based on the “light by construction, material and design” philosophy. The key features of the Endorphin line are: lightness, extreme breathability, next-to-skin comfort, protection against the elements. Technology of the future at the service of skyrunners.
Science And Research
Skyrunning stretches across the world's major mountain ranges from the Alps to the Caucasus, from the Canaries to the Rockies and the mountains of South East Asia. From sea to sky, the races comprise enormous vertical climbs: from the short steep Vertical Kilometer® to the Ultra SkyMarathon®. Since its inception, the International Skyrunning Federation has studied these incredible athletes and their performance, monitoring key parameters such as psychological and physical stress in competition – in the field – at high altitude. Arc'teryx shares this commitment to research, creating products that address total comfort and protection during the most extreme outdoor activities in a wide range of climatic situations, whatever the altitude.
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