“We’re excited to partner with Aluula, working together to combine their next-generation composite materials with Arc’teryx’s expertise in creating durable, high-performance products for extreme mountain environments,” said Greg Grenzke, Senior Director, Design - Advanced Concepts, Arc’teryx.
Aluula is creating a new class of composite materials that supersedes conventional coated and laminated woven fabrics. Using a patented fusion process, Aluula Composites has developed a unique way to fuse fibers at a molecular level. The result creates an extremely light, strong, and durable composite material that is up to eight times the strength-to-weight ratio of steel, yet is lighter than nylon, polyester, and even industry-leading aramid fibers.
"As a mono polymer material, our fabrics allow for groundbreaking no-sew and welded construction techniques, ushering in a new era of product design possibilities. Arc'teryx's deep understanding of materials and construction can help Aluula redefine the boundaries of sustainability and performance,” said Dave Westwood, Director of Partnership & Design, Aluula Composites.
Arc’teryx will be releasing the first mainline product using Aluula materials in Spring 2025.