Founded: 2009

There is no other outerwear company that focuses so intensly on defeating severe weather and extreme environments. Arc'teryx itself is nothing to sneeze at, but Arc'teryx Veilance turns it up a notch when it comes to advanced materials that provide a simplicity and silhouette that's just as stylish as it is protective. The pricing is definitely up there beyond most other outdoor brands, but performance this high is a rare thing.