We won’t go into all the details here, but Arc’Teryx® vests are filled with 750 or 850-fillpower goosedown, the shell fabric is not waterproof, and they are made in China & Malaysia.
But the biggest difference is the price. Arc’Teryx® down vests range from $270 to $350 (Arc’Teryx® website, 9 Dec. 2016). That’s up to a jaw-dropping $190 more than Canadian-made TAIGA® vests.
WHY? is a mystery.
In view of the fact that wages in China & Malaysia are only a fraction of
those in Canada, this vast difference is astounding.