The Story Behind Arc’teryx Liquid Crystal Polymer Development


Throughout the series of outdoor trade shows earlier this year the usual flood of new gear lists were published. One item that consistently got people talking was a new pack from Arc’teryx: the AR 20. An understated climbing pack that does a great job of hiding some very cool new technical features. Top of that list of features is a new pack cloth woven with an exotic Liquid Crystal Polymer ripstop grid, dubbed N315R LCP.

In his most recent Carryology article, Soft Serves Janis Lacey spoke with Arc’teryx’ Gord Rose on the new fabric and the story of what it took to develop it. Rear the full report here